Author Archive for BFTemp

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.

Net migration: ‘Phoney war’ over target hides failure to find alternative

The net migration target has been a failure but it’s a ‘phoney war’ to focus now on the level of the target. We should be debating a new immigration system.

Immigration: The manifesto challenge

British Future's 'Common ground manifesto for immigration' sets out ten proposals to help rebuild public trust on immigration and integration

Who will win the race for representation in 2017?

The General Election will see a neck-and-neck race between the Conservative and Labour parties to become the party with the most ethnic minority MPs. New projections suggest Theresa May's party may edge ahead for the first time.

New ‘City-region’ mayors can fill integration ‘policy vacuum’ at top of politics

All candidates in the mayoral elections for England's new 'city-regions' should support the appointment of a 'deputy mayor for integration,' says a report.

‘West Midlands mayor can lead the way on integration’ say local voices

Politicians and civil society leaders in the West Midlands urge candidates in next week's mayoral election to support a new proposal to promote integration.

Bringing Britain Together: the next five years

British Future celebrates its fifth birthday this year. To mark the occasion a new publication, Bringing Britain Together, sets out our future strategy and programme for the years to come, as well as celebrating some of the highlights of our first five years. Here, Director Sunder Katwala explains the vision that will guide our work.

How can culture help bring Britain together?

What role can the cultural sector play in healing Britain's divisions? asks Avaes Mohammad

Young people have their say on immigration after Brexit

80,000 school children in the UK this week take part in a debate on immigration after Brexit as part of the National Conversation on Immigration

Article 50: Time to deliver for EU nationals here and Brits abroad

Now Article 50 has been triggered, how do UK and EU governments move forward and secure the status of EU nationals in the UK and British citizens in Europe?

Why business needs a new approach to the immigration debate

Business voices seeking to defend the benefits of immigration to our economy and society have not been s effective as they need to be in the immigration debate. A new approach is needed.

How Brexit offers a surprising opportunity for a new immigration consensus

'Can the desire for more control be combined with the aim that Britain will remain globally-engaged, in a common ground approach to post-Brexit immigration?' asks Sunder Katwala at the Conservative Progress 'Believe in the UK' conference

Immigration statistics: a one-size-fits-all approach is not up to the task ahead

"A one-size-fits-all approach to immigration can’t help us make the post-Brexit choices that the Government and the public now face," said Sunder Katwala in response to new ONS immigration statistics

Our patchwork polarisation – and how to stitch it together

"Planet Remain and Planet Leave might be fewer light years apart than we tend to recognise," says Sunder Katwala in this speech at the University of East Anglia looking at how to heal post-Brexit divisions

National Conversation on Immigration

The National Conversation on immigration aims to hear the views of people all over Britain. For the whole of 2017 we’ll be in a different town every single week, in every region and nation of the UK, listening to what people think on the issue.

Leave and Remain voices back shared vision for how UK can ‘Brexit Together’

Voices from across EU referendum and party political divides have come together today to set out a shared vision of how the UK can ‘Brexit Together’, covering issues of immigration, the economy and market access, security and sovereignty.