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 prime ministers
How Blairites plan to punish Clare, Inverness asks after Leo, and Tessa's seductive ways
Observations on spies
Observations on Scottish Labour
The Blair-Brown style, with its notorious control-freakery, is the result of too long in opposition.
MPs ask if Blunkett's up to the job, those Bristol flats again, and the price of Ali C
Observations on left squabbles
Don't believe it - "McConnell never read the McLeish book"
Observations on transport