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.
The Chancellor promised higher public spending, borrowing for investment and an end to PFI.
Service users and Tory MPs alike will suffer from the Chancellor’s failure to provide proper funding.
Unlike David Cameron, the Prime Minister is working against, not with, her Chancellor.
The Chancellor has made clear he will neither end austerity nor be optimistic about Brexit.
A new report details the risks to England’s coast in a changing climate. But there are also losses which can’t be quantified.
The Labour peer named the Topshop tycoon as the businessman who had gagged the press from reporting sexual harassment allegations in the Lords today.
The former civil service head wasn’t just one of the most powerful men in Whitehall. He was also one of the nicest.
In his pre-Budget speech this morning, the shadow chancellor exposed the gap between Tory rhetoric on austerity and the reality.
The law has not been changed, and decision makers in Northern Ireland will not be compelled to do anything.
Unity broke out at tonight’s meeting of the 1922 Committee.