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.
Smoking was cut dramatically through taxation, prohibition and propaganda – something similar could be done for over-consumption of bad food.
The actress is representative of an important trend towards greater, and broader, representation of older women on screen.
From a failed attempt to organise a lorry traffic jam to the award of a ferry contract to a company with no ships, energy and funding is being diverted from Britain’s genuine problems.
MPs should stop deifying the 2016 vote and back a fair and democratic second referendum.
If the Tories cannot be brought down, the party should back a second referendum and Remain – Lexit is a political fantasy.
After Jo Cox’s death, everyone agreed that the tone of our politics mattered – but nothing changed.
The catastrophic failure to build enough social homes is a key cause of our worsening housing crisis.
Parliament would still need to be able to agree on an alternative.
Even in the unlikely event that the EU or DUP fold, the Prime Minister’s working majority will still be wiped out by Tory Brexiteers.
Efta had world enough, and time...