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Euro 2016, VIDEO: Blackburn kids show that #WeAreAllEngland

As England's Euro 2016 squad is announced, a new film shows how people from all backgrounds are coming together to get behind the England team.

Immigration: the referendum conundrum

Will the EU referendum come down to the question of immigration versus economics? Sunder Katwala looks at new Ipsos MORI findings on on public attitudes to immigration and the EU referendum.

#WeAreAllEngland: football could bring England together for Euro 2016

A new poll finds that the England football team unites people in England more than any other symbol of English identity, as the #WeAreAllEngland campaign launches to promote England support across all races and faiths at Euro 2016

Mayor Khan must be more than a symbol of integration – he must make it happen

Sadiq Khan should not be content to be merely a symbol of integration, writes Sunder Katwala. He must now use the powers of his new office to be the practical champion of integration that London needs.

London Mayoral candidates commit to integration and citizenship

London mayoral hopefuls Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith commit to integration and citizenship focus at an inspiring London Citizens Assembly event

WW1 heritage brings Leicester communities together

Avaes Mohammed reports from Leicester workshops telling the shared WW1 stories of Muslim, Hindu and Sikh soldiers fighting for Britain

Ten things you did’t know about St George and the English

Steve Ballinger lists his Top Ten Things you didn't know about St George and the English

St George’s Day belongs to all of us – new poll

New research finds that most people – including most ethnic minorities – agree the St George’s Day party is a symbol of England that we can all share – but we just don’t do enough to celebrate it.

Blunkett, Lilley and others support call for consensus on EU migrants’ status post-Brexit

Former Labour Home Secretary David Blunkett and Conservative ex-Cabinet minister Peter Lilley have backed the call for a broad consensus, across the referendum debate, that the rights of current EU migrants in the UK should be protected in the event of a vote to leave the EU.

Call for ‘Common sense consensus’ on status of EU migrants after referendum

Organisations across the spectrum of views on immigration and the EU referendum debate joined forces today in a call for a ‘common sense consensus’ on the status of EU migrants already living in the UK after the referendum

The Euro and EU Referendum Debate

The Euro will remain a favourite theme of the ‘Leave’ campaign, not the ‘Remain’ campaign, during this referendum, writes Sunder Katwala.

VIDEO – Brexit Divisions

British Future Director Sunder Katwala speaking at a University College London event on strategies, arguments, and possible turning points in the EU referendum debate, as part of the Brexit Divisions project

Luton: Islamist Extremists and the Far Right, Allies in a Vicious Cycle of Extremism

Islamist extremists and the far right feed off each other, writes Basit Mahmood from Luton. Offering a sense of belonging through an inclusive British identity can help depolarise and guard against extremism.

How to talk to the British about identity and Europe

When people head to the polls on 23 June to cast their ballots in the EU referendum, they will not be making a decision about Europe, but about Britain

British Future is recruiting for a new Director of Strategy and Relationships

British Future is recruiting for a new Director of Strategy and Relationships

Would Brexit end Britain? A tale of two unions

As Nicola Sturgeon uses a speech in London to set out her case for why the UK should vote to stay in the EU, Sunder Katwala asks what the implications of the EU referendum might be for Scotland and its relationship with the rest of the UK.

Why it’s time for an Office for Citizenship and Integration in London

On the anniversary of Britain’s first citizenship ceremony, a new report says that Britain has ‘forgotten’ the value of citizenship and the importance of proactively promoting better integration - and calls on the Capital to lead the way.

Net migration: will PM be relieved to be 200k over his target?

"When the PM and Home Secretary are both relieved to see net migration at over 300,000, it shows how far removed from reality the sub-100,000 target really is," said British Future in response to new ONS immigration statistics.

Having your cake and eating it on immigration leaves voters feeling sick

Both sides in the EU referendum debate are trying to have their cake and eat it on immigration. It's a diet that's leaving voters feeling rather bilious, writes Steve Ballinger

Leicester Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs come together to learn shared WW1 history

A new Leicester project is bringing together members of the Hindu, Muslim and Sikh communities to learn and celebrate their shared history of contribution to Britain in the First World War.