Author Archive for British Future

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.

British Future at party conferences 2018

British Future will have a presence at Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat party conferences this year.

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.

How ethnic minority women claimed their voice in parliament

Last night’s Lewisham east by-election marks an historic shift in the balance of ethnic minority representation, with more BAME women than men in the House of Commons for the first time ever.

This is England’s most diverse World Cup squad ever (and no-one’s noticed)

This is most diverse England World Cup team ever, and no-one's noticed. What does that tell us about attitudes to race?

Integration starts with contact in schools

Greater efforts to promote contact between children from different ethnic, faith and class backgrounds  - including 'twinning' of faith schools to help pupils mix with children of other faiths - should be mandatory in all state schools, British Future proposes today in its submission to the government's consultation on its Integrated Communities Strategy green paper.

As Southgate speaks up for England – why don’t we celebrate Englishness more?

As Gareth Southgate's young England footballers progress in the World Cup, is it time we English got the flags out and celebrated our national identity a bit more?

About our ‘No place for prejudice’ campaign

Britain is a decent country. Most people are fair and tolerant: only a small and toxic minority hold hateful views. But when they voice them, it still causes immense harm. The 'No place for prejudice' campaign urges everyone to stand up to prejudice if they see it.

Integration: getting it right locally

Report from 'Integration: Getting it right locally', a one-day conference organised by British Future, Hope not hate and the Barrow Cadbury Trust

No place for prejudice

No Place for Prejudice is a new social media campaign from British Future which urges everyone to stand up to prejudice if they see it.