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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.
A no-deal Brexit would force the UK to resume negotiations from a position of maximum weakness.
Although Jimi was born in Seattle, his story is as much a fable of mid-1960s London as that of the Beatles or the Rolling Stones.
Blocking streets sends the subliminal message that concerns about global heating belong to the fringes.
The Prime Minister’s only remaining option is, and always has been, a no-deal Brexit.
There is no constitutional obstacle to the monarch removing Johnson if an alternative leader wins the confidence of MPs.
Downing Street's priority is now to avoid the blame for any extension beyond 31 October.
Business representatives have pointed to Brexit as the cause of decreased productivity – but should they be looking towards the bedroom instead?
Despite the spin, the conversation that Downing Street is using as a pretence to collapse negotiations is neither new nor surprising.
After two rough sleepers died in the Underground station, the Reverend Rose Hudson-Wilkin told parliamentary authorities that she felt “physically sick” and “unsafe personally”.