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.
Why £1.6bn of government funding for Labour’s Leave-voting “left-behind” communities is a meagre offering.
Senior sources in TIG have ruled out an electoral pact.
George Eustice said Theresa May’s decision to give MPs a vote on extending Article 50 risked “the final humiliation of our country.”
The new restrictions planned by the Conservatives on EU migration would be disastrous for the Scottish economy.
Undermining existing rights to free movement undermines the rights of the whole working class. Labour must offer a vision of an open, democratic, egalitarian Britain.
The main lesson is a familiar one: parliament does not want a no-deal Brexit, but is too squeamish to take the steps to rule it out.
Local government leaders fear further resignations.
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.
Having read up on it, I can tell you that silage is actually alcoholic.
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