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It’s that time of year again…
A balmy summer is coming to an end, the party conference season is just beginning, and the New Statesman is teaming up with dozens of partners and sponsors to deliver a huge range of fringe events attracting some of the biggest names in parliament, politics and business. Last year we hosted over 35 events across three conferences, bringing together policymakers and thought leaders for hours of enlightening and intelligent discussion and debate. Hosting MPs and peers from all sides of the House, we've organised panels of experts, Q&As and drinks receptions that are at the cutting edge of the conference calendar.
After yet another year of upsets and volatility in the UK political scene, this year's conferences are set to be as exciting and unpredictable as any, and the New Statesman will be at the forefront, bringing together politicians and high-profile figures in local government, charities, NGOs and industry, to discuss the most pressing policy issues and political controversies of the day.
In a city that has felt more estranged from the English mainstream than any other, fury at the Conservatives is reaching new heights.
The government should not restrict movement if it is unwilling to pay the costs of those restrictions.
It has become increasingly clear that the Conservatives don’t believe that the rules should apply to them.
The shadow financial secretary to the Treasury has stood down in order to vote against the “spy cops” bill.
The country risks being left with all the costs of lockdown and all the costs of not locking down.
Boris Johnson’s calamitous response to the pandemic has exposed Britain’s deep democratic decay.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
Statues are nothing more than a stone supplement to the preposterous honours system – and they should be removed.
The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed England’s political fragmentation and the failures of devolution, with northern politicians revolting against Westminster.
The Tories are divided over whether to prioritise health or the economy. The Prime Minister is flirting with both.