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.
He burned through more than £200m of taxpayers’ cash in one news cycle.
No one seriously disputes that the deputy leader would rather Corbyn was not in post.
Resignations over Brexit have left the prime minister with more ministerial vacancies than there are willing or able conscripts.
For years, the party has done next to nothing to stamp out prejudice in its ranks.
The very real trends of increased positivity are much less clear than they first appear.
Tough on crime, tough on the misidentified causes of crime.
To raise real wages, we need higher UK productivity, and that will only come from stronger private and public sector investment.
The only remaining blemish-free aspect of the Prime Minister’s legacy is under threat.
Why £1.6bn of government funding for Labour’s Leave-voting “left-behind” communities is a meagre offering.
Senior sources in TIG have ruled out an electoral pact.