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.
You might lose your job, the company that owns the place in which you live decides it wants to make more money out of it, and then circumstance does the rest.
The left must fight for the softest possible form of exit and then unleash a counter-attack in the form of a second referendum.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
The social network makes MPs do their jobs differently: they commit to views more hastily, burn relationships and shun nuance.
May’s Sisyphean fate is to have pursued a project in which she never truly believed, testing it to the edge of destruction.
On the sleeper the Labour peer told me that for the first time he had not booked a holiday in the April recess and opined that, given the Brexit farrago, there might not be one.
How the former Tory rebel became Theresa May’s deputy and an unlikely candidate for caretaker prime minister.
While a cabinet revolt could force May out, a full-blown leadership contest – and even a short, sharp one – would take several months to complete.
Brexit, a calamitous act of national self-harm, has achieved what no liberal politician could: the creation of a Europhile demos.
Ministers say they won’t be binding – but that doesn’t mean they won’t have political force.