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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 truth is that for too long Scottish Labour has lacked a leader with the necessary force of character and clarity of message to gain a hearing.
The nationalist party’s appointment of Westminster commentator and former civil servant Matthew O’Toole to its vacant seat in South Belfast says much about its ambition for the 2020s.
After a three-year impasse, the British and Irish governments have agreed a deal to restore power-sharing at Stormont. But will the parties play ball?
The Withdrawal Agreement Bill will complete its passage through the Commons today – what does that mean and why is it being sidelined in the media?
For the UK, the 1920s were a decade of profound economic pain and political conflict. The current decade may be little better.
The royal couple are stepping back from their duties, and seeking “financial independence”.
The demands made by committed Brexiteers are reasonably easy for the EU to meet — provided the UK is willing to swallow concessions.
The New Statesman podcast, with Stephen Bush and Anoosh Chakelian.
Speaking to the New Statesman, the NHS doctor and MP for Tooting said her campaign for deputy leadership was about "unity and healing division".
We are as guilty as the Chinese over emissions.