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ONS statistics – net migration target surely dead if UK votes ‘Remain’ in June

Responding to May's ONS migration figures, Sunder Katwala says the net migration target is surely dead if the UK votes on 23 June to remain in the EU.

Why refugees want to learn English

“Now I can say what I want to say; I'm not frightened to make mistakes and even when I do make mistakes, people are very helpful with us. They help me to say what I want.” A new refugee action study calls for the barriers to learning to be broken down.

Viv Anderson: The Man Who Changed the Face of English Football

Viv Anderson, the first black footballer to play for the England national team, was a pioneer who helped change perceptions of race in British society, writes Sathesh Alagappan.

NEW: Download a print-it-yourself England flag & show that #WeAreAllEngland!

Keen to show your support for #WeAreAllEngland? Fresh out of England flags? Worry not - you can now download a print-it-yourself #WeAreAllEngland flag!

This is the most diverse England squad ever – and no-one cares

Football fans will ask many questions about the England Euro 2016 squad announced today. But will anyone be counting up the non-white faces in the team? Unlikely

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