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.
She doesn’t look like a sea worker; she looks like a primary school teacher, or the proprietor of a slightly over-chintzy tea shop in Worthing.
In open defiance of the Prime Minister, the Chancellor called for MPs to forge a cross-party consensus on Brexit.
Growth is forecast to fall below 2 per cent every year — the worst performance on record.
I detest getting up in the dark. At last, I understand what Brexiteers mean by “take back control”.
The former Conservative MP on why austerity went too far and why she's proud to be a “Brexit mutineer".
Brexit was always destined to be an exercise in damage limitation, but fate and ineptitude have resulted in the humiliation of the country.
Theresa May wants to paint Jeremy Corbyn as a wrecker - but Brexit is lower on the public's agenda than she might like.
The smell of decay is not only coming from Theresa May’s government but from the legislature too.
The Leave campaign’s promises were never deliverable by any prime minister.
A party that was once capable of adapting to new forces has been trapped by its own rigidity.