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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.
Don't believe it - "Portillo is mad"
At David Yelland's star-studded goodbye party, Cherie confronted her chief tormentor Richard Littlej
A mysterious statement by Bat Ears, too much whining in Glasgow, and trouble in the bars
Tony Blair sees himself as a leader of steely resolution, but he was so rattled by the anti-war marc
Observations on independent electoral candidates
British PMs are hard to get rid of except at elections, and Labour leaders are almost safe for life.
Don't believe it - "Cabinet heavyweights back Blair as war protest grows"