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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.
The impact was explosive: several government ministers resigned, the Speaker was forced to quit, two peers and five MPs were imprisoned, and dozens more stood down.
There is today a climate of division, of rising racism and xenophobia, of death threats to MPs, and of hostility towards foreigner. All factors that were present during the rise of Nazism.
The party's ruling national executive committee has agreed to include a caveated commitment to a public vote in its European election manifesto.
The cost of social care is threatening our future. But the government won’t face it.
The full transcript of the conversation between George Eaton and Roger Scruton.
The prime minister has called a new round of talks to restore devolution for May – but in a month with two elections, big hurdles remain.
When we have found ourselves at a major crossroads before, it was liberals who found the answers. The technological revolution right in front of us is a second chance that we absolutely cannot waste – at home or abroad.
Labour peer Pauline Bryan is bringing an arcane debate to life.
Conservative infighting over Huawei leaks is detracting from a conversation that should take place in public view.
The Huawei leaks have split the Conservative cabinet – but banning the firm would have pushed back the launch of 5G in the UK by several years.