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.
Theresa May’s husband of nearly 40 years is her sounding board for every significant decision and speech.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
A new baby is better than any mindfulness app for dragging you fully into the present moment.
Offered the chance to see skating performed by dedicated professionals, most of Britain would rather see it done badly by someone who used to be in Westlife.
A country that long ago lost its taste for political gambles of the Cameron variety.
If I had a magic wand by which to annul Brexit now, I would not use it.
I confess to having placed money on Leave as a kind of pathetic insurance policy.
Two things are guaranteed to raise a laugh with TV audiences: one is Boris Johnson, the other is Labour’s position on Brexit.
As a consequence of Brexit, the UK faces the prospect not merely of an independent Scotland but also a united Ireland.
The disgraced former defence secretary speaks. Nonsense.