To enjoy all the benefits of our website
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.
27 per cent of voters in the hyper-marginal Leave seat chose to recall their MP, who was jailed after lying to avoid a speeding conviction.
The prime minister strove to avoid committing meaningful news but restated her opposition to no-deal – and cast doubt on a potential compromise with Labour.
A selection of the best letters received from our readers this week. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to have your thoughts voiced in the New Statesman magazine.
Grouse hunting is being managed on an agri-industrial scale to maximise profits and government funding.
I promise to be a ruler of terrifying and brutal despotism, none of this “hard but fair” rubbish, I’ll just be hard.
I was at the BBC ten years ago when the decision was made to put the BNP’s Nick Griffin on Question Time and I still believe it was the right thing to do: he shrivelled under scrutiny.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
In Passport to Pimlico the residents of a London neighbourhood find themselves unexpectedly citizens of the medieval French dukedom of Burgundy.
The only way to tackle the climate emergency.
Party’s staffers have dubbed it “the great Brexit conundrum”: people don’t want to hear about Brexit, but the media won’t stop talking about it.