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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.
It’s been a very bad week for the Tory campaign.
So far, the smells emanating from Johnson’s kitchen are promising, yet the mood among Tory MPs is far from sanguine.
To win the election, the Tories need Wales. But the last week has been a horror show
His comments were not just insensitive: they’re also, as it happens, wrong.
The party seems to have misleadingly edited an interview with the shadow Brexit secretary for an attack ad.
Comprehensive new research proves welfare reform drives rising foodbank use – and there’s another hidden social trend, too.
Brexit will be merged into a larger question of identity politics and Swinson is aiming to find her inner Obama.
The former Labour MP must restore faith in parliament and in the neutrality of the office he holds.
Senior party figures have told ITV that the party will sue if the network does not revise its decision to exclude Jo Swinson from the first head-to-head election debate.
While the Liberal Democrats, Greens, Plaid Cymru and Independent Conservatives might work together in England and Wales, it’s a different story north of the border.