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.
In the absence of a time machine, MPs are left to rue the unpalatable choices that flow from a reckless referendum.
Theresa May's unionist allies voted to endorse Theresa May's Brexit strategy tonight - unlike the European Research Group.
Since becoming Work & Pensions Secretary last November, she’s been lauded for “resetting” the new welfare system. But this is just spin.
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The Valentine’s Day vote on the government's next step is shaping up to be an anticlimax.
Conflicting claims abound in the media – but nobody really knows the answer.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
“I can’t sell you any whisky.” “But I’ve just seen a trolley full of the stuff.” “That,” she says, “is for the first-class passengers.”
Co-ordinated state action is necessary to address climate change without harming the economy or inflicting the costs on the poorest.
Weep as British politics drifts into light entertainment, and that John Osborne is no longer alive to scorn this.