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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.
Boris Johnson’s handling of the Kim Darroch case and the Panorama episode on Labour’s anti-Semitism problem have left MPs on both sides worried.
Kim Darroch's resignation is the result of Johnson's spectacular failure to lead and to represent Britain's interests abroad.
A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
The furore about the British ambassador's leaked cables on the Trump administration ignored the exposure of a deeper, more enduring truth about UK foreign policy.
Our party should take advantage of retirements to give a clear voice in Parliament to the diverse range of communities from which they draw their support.
As the Tory leadership candidates peddle empty fantasies we need to ask: what, if anything, does "bringing the country together" actually mean?
With the Tories embracing xenophobia more closely than ever, Labour has the chance to send a strong message: we will empower all communities to shape the future of this country.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The first female Commons Speaker is on the comeback trail in her 90th year to fight for a second EU referendum.
Contemplating the wistful magic of "Wichita Lineman", and the litany of mishaps that came with employing Boris Johnson as a motoring journalist.