Author Archive for BFTemp

‘We’re still fighting battles we should have won 10 years ago’ – Conservatives & minority voters fringe report

Minister Sam Gyimah joined British Future, Modern Britain and ConservativeHome at a party conference fringe debating how Tories can reach out to BME voters.

After free movement: how should immigration work post-Brexit? – Conservative fringe report

'How should Britain manage immigration after we leave the EU and free movement ends?' British Future asked Craig MackInlay MP and Henry Newman of Open Europe, at a Conservative Party Conference fringe event.

How the ethnic minority vote cost Theresa May her majority

New research from British Future shows how the Conservative Party’s failure to appeal to ethnic minorities in June could have cost Theresa May the election

A tale of two core votes – Labour immigration fringe

Labour's approach to immigration will need to bridge and reflect the concerns of both its Guardian and Mirror-reading supporters, Stoke MP Ruth Smeeth said.

Will Labour lead or duck the debate on immigration after Brexit?

Bridging the divides within Labour’s support on immigration and Brexit will not be simple, writes Jill Rutter, but it is not impossible

Responses to ‘Time to get it right’ report

Responses among media and commentators to British Future's new 'Time to get it right" report

We CAN find consensus on immigration after Brexit – now is the time to get on and do it

A new report from British Future examines how to build political, business and public support for a post-Brexit immigration system

Integration: Getting it right on the home front

Integration in the UK is just as important as what happens at our borders if we are to build consensus on immigration, writes Jill Rutter

Three-quarters of public wants to keep international students – new poll

Three-quarters of the public want to keep the number of international students coming to Britain the same as now or increase it, according to a new ICM poll

Housing pressures: National Conversation reports from Cambridgeshire

The impact of immigration on housing supply was raised by National Conversation on Immigration groups in two very different parts of Cambridgeshire

Seeking balance: Ipswich National Conversation on immigration

What do people in Ipswich think about immigration? The first detailed report from the National Conversation on Immigration, visiting 60 towns by Spring 2018

MPs say ‘Fly the flag and support our Lionesses!’

MPs from across parliament have joined forces to support new calls to get the England flag flying this week in support of England’s women footballers.

Let’s fly the flag for England’s Lionesses

England's women footballers can make the nation proud this summer, writes Charlotte Richardson. Let's all wave our flags for the Lionesses.

EU citizens offer: both sides must make clear that deal will stand regardless of Brexit negotiations

The PM's offer on EU citizens in the UK is welcome, writes Sunder Katwala - but certainty must mean certainty

Most Conservative voters want net migration target replaced – poll

71% of Conservative voters think the Government should drop the net migration target and replace it with separate targets for different types of immigration, says a new poll

Scotland’s election: a disagreeable discourse

Chris Creegan looks back at the General Election campaign in Scotland

Swapping shirts in a Venezuelan-British household

An England-Venezuela football clash prompts reflections on identity from Russell Hargrave in his Venezuelan-British household

‘Love Actually’ videos show Muslim and Jewish communities are Great Together

Across the country, young Muslims and Jews have been getting together and finding out all they have in common in the lead-up to The Great Get Together

52 minority MPs to sit in ‘most diverse UK parliament ever’

12 new ethnic minority MPs will join 40 others to make the 2017 parliament the most diverse ever, writes Sunder Katwala.

Uncertain election will require cross-party approach to Brexit talks

This dramatic exit poll is a reminder of one of the great virtues of democratic politics: that the voters can never be taken for granted, writes Sunder Katwala.