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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.
Candidates are lining up to promise things that cannot be met by this parliament while also pledging to avoid an early election.
The question of a further delay to Brexit looks set to divide the Cabinet ministers running to succeed Theresa May.
Only a truly independent complaints procedure will restore trust in the party.
If Fuller’s gets its way, Soho’s Coach & Horses will have its interior ripped out and replaced with the echoing, dismal open-plan space that seems to be the norm these days.
When I see a bee now my immediate reaction is not, “Oh no I might get stung!” but more, “What can I do to help?”
The party has quietly opened selections in five plum seats in a bid to show there will be "no way back" for those who quit over Brexit.
Odd feature omits youth activist’s political credentials.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The rump party plans to fight on as an electoral entity in its own right - but questions remain over its ability to confront its limitations.