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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.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
Round numbers scare me, especially since I was ejected from the Hovel ten years to the day from when I moved in – and if this column goes, then I really am screwed.
Most of those nursing me back to health have come to Britain from elsewhere – although mostly not within the EU.
In the cases of Peter Sutcliffe and the Wests the terrible privacy of the family is apparent, the possibility that it could cloak monstrosity.
Leave’s weakness has been compounded by the leadership of both Theresa May and Boris Johnson.
This year, more than ever, it seems an indulgence too far for legislators to have time off to drink warm wine and collect pens and mugs from the exhibition hall.
Labour undoubtedly faces a strategic dilemma, simultaneously representing some of the most pro-Remain seats and some of the most pro-Leave ones: both Hampstead and Hull.
In conversation with ITV's Tom Bradby, the former prime minister revealed just how spectacularly his political project has failed.
In joining the Lib Dems, Gyimah has continued a pattern of resignations that illustrates just how profoundly the big parties have changed.
The Guardian has apologised after accusing the former prime minister of “privileged pain” over his son’s death.