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.
An ideologically-driven privatisation opposed by even Margaret Thatcher went disastrously wrong.
“London BLOODBATH”, “Wild West Britain” and “No-go zones”: from the mainstream press to election leaflets to far-right memes, knife crime has been weaponised.
Theresa May said Heywood, who served four prime ministers and two chancellors, “worked tirelessly to serve our country” and “is a huge loss to British public life.”
He is expected to write a book.
Europeans are angry, and tired, and finding themselves in situations the government had promised would never happen.
“Those living on the streets here have doubled in the last two years.”
Greater divergence between England and Scotland on tax risks reducing revenue for the SNP government.
The minister said she couldn’t back the government’s delay in taking action on gambling, thus prolonging the misery it causes.
The former prime minister’s disastrous legacy demonstrates precisely why he is unfit for the job.
A row over what constitutes a “middle income”, and who it encapsulates, has begun following the Budget.