Author Archive for BFTemp

50th anniversary cheers for Wolverhampton, not for Enoch

Steve Ballinger finds out how Wolverhampton has remembered - and forgotten - the 50th anniversary of 'that speech' by its former MP.

25 years on from Stephen Lawrence’s murder, minorities sceptical of progress on prejudice

Less than half of ethnic minority Britons feel there has been progress on racial prejudice over the 25 years since Stephen Lawrence’s murder, according to a new survey

How Enoch took on the Queen – and lost

Enoch Powell misread the public mood when he accused the Queen of being a ‘citizen of nowhere’ over her empathy for Commonwealth citizens

Enoch Who? ‘Rivers of Blood’ is ancient history to young Britons of 2018

50 years on, does 'Rivers of blood' loom large over attitudes to race? Not if you're under 40.

The girl with snow in her hair and the blue umbrella

Angela Spence on growing up black & British in Wolverhampton in the shadow of 'Rivers of Blood'

Enoch was wrong: How Britain moved on from ‘Rivers of Blood’

Fifty years on from Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, Britain has largely moved on from Powell's divisive views on race, says new research

We’re recruiting for an Events & Relationships Manager

British Future is recruiting for an Events and Relationships Manager. Closing date for applications is Friday 9 March.

New London integration strategy must truly be about ‘All of us’

The new London integration strategy must truly work for 'all of us', not just for migrants and minorities, if it is to really increase integration across the capital

Integration Green Paper: our 10-point plan to turn commitments into local action

What needs to happen to turn the Green Paper commitments into real integration? Jill Rutter highlights ten things that need to happen for this to take place.

Integration Green Paper: an important foundation for an ‘all of us’ approach

The new Integration Green Paper moves on from the Casey Review to a broader debate about integration. There is consensus on what we need to do - now we must get on and do it.

Conference: Immigration and integration – getting it right locally

Join us for ‘Immigration and integration: getting it right locally’, an essential event for anyone working on integration, community cohesion and immigration in the UK.

ONS migration stats: Government must adapt, starting with visas for doctors & nurses

Government and employers will need to adapt to new trends in migration revealed by new ONS migration statistics, with declining EU net migration and rising applications from outside the EU. In the short term, that should mean visa applications from the NHS for high-skilled non-EU migrants being excluded from the Government’s monthly quota.

National Conversation on Immigration in Northern Ireland

Brexit feels more ‘real’ to people in Northern Ireland than in England and immigration is a less polarising issue for the public, according to series of new reports released today from the National Conversation on Immigration.

Immigration speech by Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott – response

“Since the EU referendum there’s been a surprising lack of debate from both Government and Opposition on immigration. It is good that the Labour opposition wants to begin to fill that vacuum, though Diane Abbott did not take on the really big question today of whether and how to replace free movement after Brexit," says British Future Director Sunder Katwala

The National Conversation on Immigration – interim report

The National Conversation on Immigration, the UK's biggest-ever public consultation on this issue, published its initial findings

How can shared history help integration in Bradford today?

Naz Shah, MP for Bradford West, spoke at Bradford’s Cartwright Hall at a British Future event to explore how greater understanding of the First World War contribution from the Indian Army’s Muslim soldiers could help integration in Britain today.

What do people in Wales think about immigration?

Are Welsh attitudes to immigration different to those in England and Scotland? Polling from British Future takes the temperature in Wales.

British Future is recruiting an Office Manager/Executive Assistant (Interim)

British Future is seeking short-term cover for the role of Office Manager/Executive Assistant . We are seeking temporary cover for the role for the period December 2017 – February 2018, while undertaking a recruitment round to fill the role on a permanent basis.