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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.
Observations on public ownership
At least 59 Labour MPs are prepared to push for a leadership election, and two "stalking horses" are
Anyone who wanders around the house with a government checklist during a terror attack, making sure
The head of the Met says if people don't trust the politicians, then it's the police who have to tak
The great Lib Dem blunder, Barbara Castle's lipstick, and goodbye to all that
Observations on sofas
Don't believe it - "Mandelson could be back in reshuffle"
By Kathryn Corrick, <em>NS</em> online manager