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“No culture wars please, we’re British” – WW1 Centenary should be about reconciliation, not victory, says public

Voters on both sides of the referendum divide reject more politicised interpretations of the WW1 Centenary and would rather focus on reconciliation than victory, according to new research tracking public attitudes to the Centenary commemorations.

EU migrants Inquiry: Coventry meeting seeks EU citizens’ views

A national Inquiry, examining how the Government can practically protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit, comes to Coventry on 8 November in a public meeting at Warwick Road United Reform Church, seeking EU citizens’ views on Brexit and the challenges they face in securing their rights.

The Inquiry, coordinated by British Future, starts from the principled position that securing the rights of EU citizens to stay in the UK is the right thing to do. Its aim will be to examine how to make this work in practice, and to make practical recommendations to the Government.

 

When: 6.30-8.30pm, Tuesday 8 November 2016

Where: Warwick Road United Reform Church, 10 Warwick Road, Coventry CV1 1EX

 

Jill Rutter, Director of Strategy for British Future and coordinator of the Inquiry, said:

“Many EU citizens in the Midlands and across the UK will have been anxious since the referendum about their status in the UK. Our Inquiry needs to hear from them. “Are people applying for residency and what difficulties have they experienced? Have they received information or reassurance from their employers? Has the Brexit decision had any impact on how they access public services or housing?

“We need to hear about people’s real experiences as our Inquiry is concerned with the practical challenges of granting status to the 3.5 million EU citizens living in the UK. That won’t be straightforward but we hope our recommendations will offer some practical help and guidance to the Government.”

ICM research for British Future finds that 84% of people in the Midlands (and 84% of the whole UK public) supports letting EU migrants stay – including three-quarters (77%) of Leave voters – with any future changes to freedom of movement applying only to new migrants. The Government has stated that it anticipates that this will happen, though the delay in doing so is causing unnecessary anxiety for EU migrants and uncertainty for businesses that rely on their labour.

The Inquiry panel, made up of cross-party MPs, public figures and academics from both Leave and Remain sides of the referendum campaign, is chaired by Birmingham MP Gisela Stuart, former Chair of the Vote Leave campaign. Members of the Inquiry panel include Conservative MP Suella Fernandes; Suzanne Evans of UKIP; Labour MP Kate Green; Fraser Nelson, Editor of the Spectator; Seamus Nevin of the Institute of Directors; and Owen Tudor of the TUC. It will report later in autumn/winter 2016, setting out practical recommendations about how to resolve the status of EU nationals living in the UK.

A national Inquiry, examining how the Government can practically protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit, comes to Coventry on 8 November in a public meeting at Warwick Road United Reform Church, seeking EU citizens’ views on Brexit and the challenges they face in securing their rights. The Inquiry, coordinated by

Reactions to our proposal for a ‘preferential’ immigration offer to the EU

Heres how media and other voices responded to our new proposal for a preferential system for EU immigration to the UK.

Integration – finding shared ground

In this extract from 'What next after Brexit? Immigration and integration in post-referendum Britain,' Jill Rutter explores the challenges and importance of increasing integration in the UK.

A new immigration offer to Europe

In a new report today, 'Britain’s immigration offer to Europe', British Future sets out a proposal for a new, preferential system for EU immigration to the UK.

Immigration: what did we learn from Conservative Party Conference?

What did the Conservative Party's first conference after the referendum, and under new Prime Minister Theresa May, tell us about future immigration policy?

British Future is Recruiting!

British Future and New Horizons in British Islam are seeking a new project co-ordinator for a major national project exploring the heritage of 400,000 Muslims who served in the British Indian Army during the First World War.

Britons march again to show refugees still welcome

On Saturday 17 September, Britons are on the march again to show that we remain a country that welcomes refugees in need of protection.

What unites Englishness and Islam?

Dr Timothy Winter of Cambridge University examines the shared traditions between Englishness and Islam

Finding an English Islam

'Can we make a national identity that works for all of us?' ask the speakers at British Future's "A Very English Islam" garden party

‘A Very English Islam’ Garden Party

What does an 'English Islam' look like? - a debate and discussion (over tea and cake) at the Woking Peace Garden

Challenging hate crime effectively

Sunder Katwala discusses the spike in reported hate crime after the referendum and what methods might be effective in tackling it.

Which Brexit will we choose?

As ministers meet to brainstorm Britain's Brexit options, Sunder Katwala looks at the ideas on the table at Chequers

Net migration statistics: time for a ‘Reset’ on immigration policy?

New net migration figures, released today, show why the Government should use the Brexit 'Reset moment' for a comprehensive review of immigration policy.

What next after Brexit? Immigration & integration in post-referendum Britain

Consulting the public should form part of a comprehensive review of immigration policy after Brexit, says a new report

New strategy must tackle all inequality to get top marks

Calls for equality strategy in EHRC report welcomed, but it must address inequalities across all of Britain

New Inquiry to examine how Government can protect rights of EU citizens in UK

A call for evidence was issued today by a new Inquiry, chaired by Gisela Stuart MP, examining how the Government can protect the rights of the 3 million EU citizens living in the UK after Brexit.

Four years on, are we still the Britain of Danny Boyle’s Olympic ceremony?

The national story of Danny Boyle's opening ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics still unites us, even after a bruising and divisive four years in British politics, writes Sunder Katwala

Disbanding the tribes – what the referendum told us about Britain (and what it didn’t)

There is common ground on the issue of immigration between Leave and Remain voters who disagreed on the referendum question, finds a new report from British Future,

Wales – the Euro 2016 History Makers

"We’re all dreaming, please don’t wake us up," writes Ashok Ahir as Wales prepare for an historic semi-final clash at Euro 2016