Author Archive for British Future

We are recruiting for new trustees

British Future is seeking to recruit three new trustees to join our high-calibre Board and Executive Team.

Muslim voices lead new UK asylum calls for Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi

British Muslim voices lead new calls for the UK to offer asylum to Asia Bibi, a Pakistani Christian woman recently acquitted of blasphemy in Pakistan.

Derby children remember WW1 soldiers of all creeds & colours

Children in Derby learned about soldiers from across the Commonwealth who fought for Britain in WW1 at a Remember Together workshop.

VIDEO: London schools Remember Together

London schoolchildren from different faith and ethnic backgrounds are coming together on Remembrance Sunday to commemorate the soldiers of all backgrounds who fought in the First World War.

VIDEO: Bradford schools unite to Remember Together

Children from two Bradford primary schools, one majority Asian and the other majority white, will come together on Remembrance Sunday to lay a wreath at the Bradford cenotaph made of giant poppies commemorating WW1 soldiers of all backgrounds.

Politicians of all parties join faith leaders in call to Remember Together

Politicians from all parties have joined faith leaders, former military heads and charities to support Remember Together, a new initiative to promote integration by bringing people from different faiths and ethnic backgrounds together to mark Remembrance of their shared WW1 history.

Imams from across UK to give Remembrance sermons marking shared WW1 history

Imams in mosques around the country will give remembrance-themed services at Friday prayers as part of Remember Together, a new initiative to promote integration by bringing people from different faiths and ethnic backgrounds together to mark Remembrance and the centenary of the First World War Armistice.

Remember Together

How remembering shared history can bring people from different faiths and ethnic backgrounds together - and promote integration.

We can find common ground on immigration – but politicians need to work for it

Speech by Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future, at the Conservative Party Conference fringe 'Immigration after Brexit - is there common ground?' with ConservativeHome and PWC.

A wave of new universities could help heal Brexit divides

The Government should establish a new wave of university building in places that have experienced economic decline, where there are fewer skilled local jobs, to help heal some of Britain's Brexit divides.

Response to the MAC report on EEA migration

The Migration Advisory Committee’s new report on the impacts of EEA migration is missing a vital element by failing to include the voices of the British public.

MAC report on international student migration – response

As the Migration Advisory Committee releases its findings on international student migration, new research from the National Conversation on Immigration shows public support for international students across the UK.

#PositiveTwitterDay, Friday 31 August

On Friday 31 August, writes Sunder Katwala, I’ll be supporting #PositiveTwitterDay - a light-hearted way to show why most tweeters started using the platform in the first place: because they like engaging with people.

Public must get a hearing on immigration too, not just business

Shaping Britain's immigration policy for the future must be based on more than consultation with business. Yes, immigration must work for the economy - but it needs the consent of the public too. 

A day to give thanks to all who served

A new British Legion campaign asks us all to say 'Thank You' to those who served 100 years ago in WW1, both British troops and those from all over the world. British Future is proud to be part of the 'Thank You' movement.

England United

Football has helped us to define a positive vision of an England we would like to build and share, writes Sunder Katwala.

We have found an England we can all share – but identity debates can’t be confined to football alone

England's footballers have offered an Englishness that we can all share - but debates on national identity must continue once football comes home.

My Mother’s NHS Story, 1946 to Now

Nicholas Boston on the intertwining stories of the NHS at 70 and his mother, Stella, who migrated from Guyana in 1946 to become a nurse

Times letter: recognising Windrush Day

Nicky Morgan, David Lammy and Tim Farron are among the dozens of MPs, Peers and civil society leaders and organisations who have written to The Times today to mark Windrush Day.