There are two major political flashpoints on the agenda for October.
The budget arrives at the end of the month – we will see what Philip Hammond makes of Theresa May’s assertion that austerity is over. Stop laughing at the back.
First, though, is the EU summit on 17 October – the first of two where the government hopes to get some semblance of a Brexit deal. But as we all already know, May’s deal is already dead.
The march for a People’s Vote in London on 20 October comes at a crucial time. We know that, post-conference, Labour’s door is open to a final say on the Brexit deal.
-Conor Pope, deputy editor
The Progressive Britain Podcast
Conor Pope and Stephanie Lloyd on how Labour came out top in conference season, whether Theresa May’s speech means anything at all, and if austerity is actually over.
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