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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.
At the G7 in Biarritz, the Prime Minister joshed and bantered with his new chum “Donald” in a way he did not with his European counterparts.
Depreciation of sterling gives policymakers the chance to confront the deep-seated structural problems in the economy.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
Ben runs up the 16 floors to his flat every time, instead of taking the lift. Even the thought of it makes me gasp for breath.
Boris Johnson seems to have got to the top without being qualified for anything much except messing up his hair and burbling in a manner that tickles voters.
Margaret Thatcher's favourite spin doctor will be remembered for the seminal “Labour Isn’t Working” poster, but leaves a divisive political legacy.
The future has turned out to be nothing like the optimists of that decade supposed.
If Lula or somebody similar from the left were in power, we think, all would be well. Alas, the world isn’t so simple.
The prime minister is constructing a choice for MPs: leave the EU the easy way, or the hard way - via an election.
Plus, child unhappiness in UK at highest level for a decade and Epstein accuser says Prince Andrew "knows what he's done".