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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.
“These other brands are just as important to people’s lives as the public institutions.”
Democracy and the rule of law have so far prevailed: MPs and judges have defied crude attempts to bypass or marginalise them.
Any future attempt by a government to use its power to frustrate parliament’s constitutional role will be unlawful.
It is time for our rights, and the rule of law, to be codified and protected.
A 2019 Hansard Society poll found that 54 per cent of voters believe “Britain needs a strong leader willing to break the rules”.
The loyalty and dependency forged through activism leads to emotional turmoil.
Attempts to agree a compromise wording on the radical policy activists want to tackle the climate crisis look set for failure.
The resignation of the Labour leader's longstanding head of policy is something the party can ill afford ahead of an election.
Labour is now the only party putting the unity of the nation ahead of narrow calculation and easy headlines.
The Prime Minister could conclude that the status quo is untenable and offer a new vote including a devo-max option.