Author Archive for British Future

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.

What to do if you witness hatred

It’s up to all of us, as decent people, to stand up to prejudice if we see it. So what should you do if you witness hatred?

Harry & Meghan: the new face of royalty in a changing Britain

When Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle on 19 May, Britain will welcome its first mixed-race princess - and most Britons will barely notice.

What now for immigration policy at this ‘reset moment’?

Sajid Javid arrives at the Home Office at a 'reset moment' for immigration policy, writes Steve Ballinger

An open letter to Home Secretary Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid starts his new role as Home Secretary at a moment of both challenge and opportunity, writes Sunder Katwala

Labour’s anti-racism record offers inspiration to chase antisemitism from the party

Sunder Katwala looks back on Labour's anti-racism achievements and offers advice and challenge on ridding the party of antisemitism

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