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.
A humble address tabled by Labour passed unopposed after Conservative MPs were whipped to abstain, having won the support of the DUP and several Tory Brexiteers.
The shadow chancellor vowed to abolish the House of Lords, promote collective land ownership and make MPs more accountable.
Ahead of an impossible vote on the Brexit deal, Tory MPs of all stripes are demonstrating that Theresa May cannot pass anything.
On sexual harassment, the Lords has taken the sort of decisive action the Commons has proven unwilling and unable to.
The Remainer minister’s decision to quit - and back a second referendum - underlines the extent to which any deal will struggle to win the support of the Commons.
In the era of Brexit, the UK is becoming a mediocracy – ruled by the mediocre.
Many are asking why the investigation into the tragedy is moving so slowly. But a show of alacrity from investigators would be just that: a show.
In separate letters to the prime minister, Labour and the Liberal Democrats have urged May to reconsider the philosopher’s appointment as housing tsar.
A man obsessed with 18th century fork handles is not going to solve the housing crisis.
Having ended cuts in some areas, it is harder for the government to maintain them elsewhere.