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.
By defunding the TV licence for over-75s, the government is putting the BBC between a rock and a hard place.
If the Grantham and Stamford MP is ousted, then other Tory Remainers will likely follow. That could have profound implications for what the next parliament looks like.
The average household is around £2,000 worse off. But Brexiteer politicians and much of the media are obscuring this truth.
A reshuffle of junior government jobs has revealed the government’s failure to win back Brexit rebels.
The party will never win a genuine mandate for a progressive programme without unambiguously challenging Leave’s anti-immigrant narrative.
“The bedroom isn’t a good place for books.”
GDP shrank by 0.4 per cent in December but Britain is desperately short of economic firepower.
Trimble’s legal challenge faces some obvious hurdles.
“Would you say that to a male chief medical officer?”
40 years after Thatcher became prime minister, left and right are still grappling with her economic and European legacy.