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.
Theresa May has lost control not just of the parliamentary process, but her party.
The growth of “left behind” voters reflects economic and regional inequality, and a lack of representation, not just deindustrialisation.
Nigel Dodds’ attack on Theresa May highlights the extent to which Westminster mistakes a change of tone for a change of substance.
The UK legislation providing for elections won't be repealed until exit day – so if MPs write a second extension into domestic law, they will be voting to hold them.
The Prime Minister has aligned herself with an anti-liberal tradition in which executive power overrides all else.
The German thinker on the perils of EU membership and how capitalism will end.
Your weekly dose of gossip from around Westminster.
Even Just William saw the dangers of hoarding food back in 1942; but in 2019, apparently rational people are doing it.
There is no good reason why the government should pay private companies to profit from public services.
You can’t relax with a dog, the way you can relax with a cat.