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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 Tory leadership candidate’s most egregious remarks.
By installing such a charlatan in No 10, the Tories will forfeit any right to be taken seriously.
Contrary to the claims of supporters of Modern Monetary Theory, the party’s policy does not mandate austerity.
The absence of Graham Brady and Sam Gyimah from the final shortlist confirms that the contest is narrower than first thought.
The government’s sometime confidence and supply partners will want to see means-testing for over-75s’ TV licences reversed.
The government’s manipulation of carbon targets, and its welcome to Donald Trump, has made a mockery of its environmental boasts.
“Do you remember Esther McVey from her GMTV days?” “…Yep. Yes I do.”
An old column about the unelected Labour prime minister reveals the Tory leadership contender’s hypocrisy.
The central problem both candidates have is that they expected to be fighting over a wreck, not bidding to take control of a property in good repair.
The by-election result shows that Labour must cut through Brexit and refocus people’s minds on austerity, the NHS, and the other profound issues facing our country and their local communities.