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.
Why Ben Elton is off the No 10 Christmas card list, and Ann Widdecombe may wear leather. Iain Dale r
Populist politicians who hold government in contempt and raise the alarm about "outsiders" can be st
Don't believe it - "Brown played no part in my swift return, says Wills"
New Labour backs the Turks over the Kurds because Turkey is the Richard Desmond of the British arms
Will Paul Boateng's loyalty be stretched by Labour's plans for asylum-seekers? Asks Darcus Howe
What we are seeing, among young Asians in the northern towns, is an intifada
Mandelson's outbreak of honesty, IDS's birth certificate, and an untimely belch
Observations on the media
Don't believe it - "Beckham flying home"
In our attitudes both to immigrants and to foreign languages in schools, we take it for granted that