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 saw 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.
Having already announced £20bn for the NHS, the Chancellor is going to struggle to find the money for the extra spending commitments.
From £2 for a filofax to £20 for a laptop, rail lost property fees make very little sense.
The Conservatives love to claim they’re the party of business – but they keep picking fights with UK companies.
Facing a fight for survival, the party knows the change it needs but is deeply unattractive to the agents of such change it wants to attract.
Almost everybody agrees with one of those statements, but hardly anybody agrees equally with both.
The sub-GCSE history references of leading pro-Brexit politicians reveal the textbook errors of their project.
The party’s focus on a People’s Vote ignores the fact that a general election – and the potentially lethal dangers it poses – is more likely.
The party has ruled out the opportunity to hold ministerial office and pass multiple pieces of legislation.
Using some of the £20.5bn to fund social care would help save the health service money.
The Mayor has won the support of more than 50 per cent of constituency parties and affiliates, with just two voting for an open selection.