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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.
The leadership candidates are growing increasingly frustrated by the format of the debates – but, then again, what do they expect?
The departure of a universally respected Northern Ireland secretary will make his successor’s job much harder.
The sacked business secretary arrived at her department with a patchy record at environment and a strong one as leader of the house. She never had time to make her mark in her new role.
Julian Smith's dismissal as Northern Ireland secretary is being seen as inexplicable across Westminster – it isn’t.
Gove is in line to oversee the UN climate summit, the future of Britain's trading relationships, and public service reform.
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 moral of the story is this: look at the menu carefully before ordering.
Faced with a health scare, I couldn’t believe how angry I felt at being powerless.
After five years of Boris Johnson’s comically ill-conceived projects, voters will want unflamboyant competence.
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