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 saw 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.
2 Bus: 2 Furious.
Labour should promise a second Brexit referendum, make a radical devolution offer to Scotland and revitalise the shadow cabinet.
The Unite general secretary's denouncement of Jewish community leaders means his support for the IHRA definition will count for little.
With high household and national debt, and interest rates already at record lows, the UK would have less firepower to deploy than in 2008.
Adopting the definition would head off the immediate prospect of a split, but the perception of institutional indifference would remain.
The New Statesman podcast with Helen Lewis and Stephen Bush.
I nervously leave a message, before reflecting on the fact that Carman died in 2001.
Your weekly dose of gossip from Westminster.
From one sports shop in Maidenhead to a £2.8bn net-worth and a £90m deal to buy House of Fraser.
Commuters' anger will continue to be directed at substandard rail firms and an inept government.