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Conferences 2018

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.

UK Politics

  • Booze up

    The blogosphere is left uninspired by Alistair Darling's first Budget, reports Paul Evans

  • A Budget with looming shadows

    There were no rabbits in his hat. Hanging over Darling's speech was the spectre of global economic u

  • My striptease wasn't required - fortunately

    I would have taken my clothes off in parliament to get funding for Kids Company. Luckily, I didn't h

  • Total Politics or Total Ashcroft?

    All the gossip from the Westminster Village

  • Tactical Briefing

    From: The Unit

    To: GB

    Subject: Budget/Madame Tussauds

  • It's still about child poverty

    For ten years, Labour has been shifting resources to the least well off. Why are the poor still with

  • Hungry for power

    A new dining club unites the Tory MPs closest to their leader. They are young, unscarred by the past

  • Gordon and Gertrude

    Brown should resist his penchant for US gurus.

  • Save the Sisters

    For nearly 30 years, Southall Black Sisters (SBS) has been synonymous with black British feminism an

  • Only radical change will do

    We need massive devolution of power to reverse the centralising excesses of Thatcher, Blair and Brow


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