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.
Rather than simply insulting the shadow chancellor, his opponents should understand the forces behind his rise.
We cannot address our deep problems unless we are prepared to give government a larger role in economic management and policy.
The IPPR’s new report recognises the need for more aggressive state intervention than traditional social democrats and liberals could ever countenance.
The results are more complex than the Corbynite hegemony suggested, but they’ll lead to it eventually.
The decision guarantees a level of running instability but it’s hard to see what else one would do in their shoes.
The former foreign secretary’s campaign to bin Chequers has enough supporters to succeed, but not necessarily enough to oust May – or elect him.
Nearly 80 per cent of party members want a public vote – Jeremy Corbyn must not let them down.
The former prime minister called on the party to “unequivocally” adopt the full international definition of anti-Semitism.
Shadow chancellor offers “open door” to rebels and promises to “resolve” anti-Semitism row.
Stories about the Scottish Tory leader leaving Holyrood to succeed Theresa May might be nonsense, but reflect a deeper malaise.