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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.
Previous scandals have failed to make much of a dent – but has the environment changed in the wake of the Cummings debacle?
The Tory donor and former newspaper owner Richard Desmond sought to avoid a new council charge that would have benefited Tower Hamlets, one of the UK's most-deprived boroughs.
Analysis at a neighbourhood level shows the country is far more diverse in some areas – and far less in others – than the top-line figures suggest.
Months of isolation have reduced my brains to mush.
To win back socially conservative voters, the party doesn’t just need a new policy agenda – it needs a new activist culture.
The test and trace system in England is the government’s Achilles’ heel, and the other things we learned at this week’s Prime Minister's Questions.
How Covid-19 could lead to a permanent slump in railway passenger numbers.
The Global Virus Surveillance Organisation proposed by David Cameron may still have faced the problem of a lack of transparency from member states.
Between the tricky tasks of reviving the economy and navigating Brexit, many Conservative MPs fear the only way is down.
The defeat is a symptom of Downing Street’s poor parliamentary management – and will make it harder to win tricky votes in the future.