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 late Liberal Democrat leader showed the right way to be a politician in turbulent times - with tolerance, liberalism and social justice at the heart of his values.
Mary said that as a woman sleeping rough, she would not have survived without Roy. And yet he was also deeply controlling.
Jeremy Corbyn’s dislike of the Commons chamber united a government whose divisions he so deftly exploited.
Despite being the notional frontrunner, the Foreign Secretary’s reputation for dilettantism could leave him without an obvious base.
Parliament can’t just be against no-deal, it has to be proactively in favour of something else.
In pursuit of a deluded Brexit vision, British Conservatism has become incautious, imprudent and impractical.
Let’s be honest, most commuter towns are.
It’s not clear whether this technology is more dangerous if it works or if it doesn’t.
It won’t trigger an election, doesn’t legally compel May to resign, and the government isn’t obligated to find time in the legislative timetable for it.
The government has published its plan to improve the quality of jobs, in response to the Taylor Review.