Author Archive for Sunder Katwala
The ethnic diversity of modern Britain should be reflected by the Bank of England including an historic figure from a black and minority ethnic background in its choices for the face of our next new banknote, a new campaign has urged, backed by over 200 public figures in a letter to the Sunday Times.
The history books faithfully record that Scots chose to remain in the United Kingdom, by 2 million votes to 1.6 million. But the question who really won and lost during the independence referendum of 2014 now seems more complicated than that.
Could we teach British values in schools if nobody seems quite sure about what they are? It is important that we can find agreement on the foundations of our common citizenship, argues Sunder Katwala.
It is perhaps because most of us know less than we would like about the First World War that there is much public appetite to engage with the centenary. The armies of a century ago more closely reflect the Britain of 2014 rather more than that of 1914 in their multi-ethnic and multi-faith make-up
The British public strongly prefer a solemn remembrance of the lives lost in the first world war to a centenary commemoration which places a central emphasis on Britain's victory of the war, according to new Ipsos MORI polling for British Future.
English identity has become a much more inclusive and welcoming identity, but different attitudes towards Europe now form one of the major differences between English and Scottish nationalism, said Conservative MP John Redwood at today's Englishness festival.