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.
Observations on Blair and food
My new think-tank will cure voter apathy: we will offer prizes and air miles and allow you to swap y
Tony Blair, insiders say, is considering delaying the election until autumn 2005 or even spring 2006
Reflections on a minister's tum, Darling looks back, and how an MP beat Commons security. By Linda M
"Britain flooded by immigrants"
Shostakovich and Stalin
Solomon Volkov, translated by Antonina W Bouis <em>Little, Brown, 370pp, £
Observations on George Carey. By Quentin Letts.
The truth about Charlie, an MP's touching loyalty, and a slight misunderstanding
Observations on prime ministerial condolences