Author Archive for British Future

Can Keir Starmer help Labour build the bridge it needs?

Politics will, at some point, return to normal - and Keir Starmer's Labour Party will face a challenge to rebuild bridges between the party and the voters it needs to win back.

#ClapForOurCarers: Why connection matters at a time of physical distancing

While the COVID-19 crisis requires us to all maintain strict “physical distancing” from each other, that should not mean losing our social connections with each other, writes Sunder Katwala

COVID-19 prompts new ways to reach out to isolated people

The coronavirus crisis has prompted many individuals and organisations to do something to help others in their communities. Alongside those examples of civic contribution and local solidarity, the crisis has brought to light the challenges of social isolation.

MPs launch inquiry into combating isolation during Corononavirus crisis

A new parliamentary inquiry will examine best practice for combating isolation during the COVID-19 crisis, making recommendations to government.

Windrush and the need for Home Office reform

The publication today of the report from the Windrush Lessons Learned Review underlines the pressing case for reform of the Home Office, writes Jill Rutter.

The reset moment: immigration in the new parliament

'The reset moment: immigration in the new parliament' by British Future and the Policy Institute at King's College London, draws on new ICM research into public attitudes to immigration and integration.

The Australian points system: what does the public think?

New ICM research for British Future finds out what the public thinks a new points-based immigration system should prioritise.

‘Diversity milestone’ as one in ten now from an ethnic minority background.

The 2019 General Election sees Britain elect its most diverse Parliament ever.

Is this Britain’s angriest election?

A joint event between British Future and The UK in a Changing Europe discussed 'Is this Britain's angriest election?

Late surge in minority candidates paves way for ‘most diverse parliament ever’

Analysis by British Future shows the new Parliament is on track to be the most diverse ever.

How do we tackle prejudice in polarised times?

British Future's Director Sunder Katwala speaks in Bristol on the topic of prejudice in polarised times.

Remember Together Leicester

Leicester's diverse community came together to remember their shared history of service and sacrifice.

Remember Together Boston

People in Boston, Lincolnshire came together to remember those from all backgrounds who lost their lives in the Second World War.

England 6 Racism 0

As England's black footballers face racist chanting from Bulgarian fans, what needs to happen to root racism out of football?

Is the Government on-point with an Australian-style immigration system?

People think of the 'Australian points system' for immigration as a selective policy that does let people in. It could be popular with voters - but can it work in the UK?

With BME candidate selections down, is the growing diversity of parliament set to stall?

The growing ethnic diversity of parliament could flatline as both main parties are selecting minority candidates at less than half the rate seen in the last two elections, new research finds.

How do we counter extremism without restricting debate?

The new report from the Commission for countering extremism offers a strong foundation for a clearer and more focused approach to hateful extremism, writes Sunder Katwala.

Government heading for new Windrush if it fails to guarantee EU citizens’ rights, Tories warn

'Repugnant' to move goalposts on EU citizens' rights, senior Conservatives tell party conference fringe

Brexit deal or Remain, Labour would defend free movement – fringe report

Labour’s new policy on Brexit would make the case for freedom of movement, whichever way a referendum went, British Future's conference fringe heard from Paul Blomfield MP, shadow spokesman on Brexit, and Wigan MP Lisa Nandy.

‘Britain never encouraged my Italian parents to become British’

‘Boris asked why my Italian parents didn’t become British – I said it’s because Britain never encouraged them,’ says chair of new citizenship inquiry