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 prize is clear: to split the Tories, wipe out British conservatism as an electoral force for a generation, end the neoliberal era and democratise the UK’s institutions.
The Women's Equality Party leader is stepping aside to make space for diversity.
The Bill is an ambitious first step, but we need a holistic approach to really tackle domestic abuse.
We must skill and reskill to ensure that we have the workforce necessary to support our NHS, care for our aging population, and build much-needed new houses.
Some Tories believe they could elect a new prime minister amongst themselves – before giving members a say in a year’s time.
With no money forthcoming from central government, the north east town wants its own alternative to austerity.
The Prime Minister has renewed her appeal to the leader of the opposition to join Brexit talks.
Until the economy’s overdependence on finance is ended, lower prices risk triggering a recession that costs us all.
As expected, the prime minister won comfortably. But tonight’s result lays the conditions for future rebellion in both parties.
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