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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.
The Last Party: Britpop, Blair and the demise of English rock
John Harris <em>Fourth Estate, 426pp
Ali Campbell is wrong: these days, everyone is doing God, especially Tony
The reshuffle gossip, cluster bombs for Belgium, and Jack Straw banned from Leeds
Observations on local elections
John Kampfner on a new alliance, comparable to Bush's backers in the US. Many are from the left; oth
Don't believe it - "Brown under pressure to sack Ed Balls"
The simultaneous rise of Blair and Britpop marked a brief moment of unity between culture and politi
The Prime Minister gets a few birthday treats thanks to a fab photographer, a loyal lackey and a new
Observations on reality TV
High jinks in Qatar, Gorgeous George's fruity language, and the case of the missing tooth