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Marking a century of Muslim service in British armed forces

An event has launched a new Armed Forces Muslim Forum, committed to deepening relationships between the armed forces and Britain’s Muslim communities, writes Sunder Katwala.

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Sol Campbell gives Westminster lecture on racism in football

Campbell's decision to tell his life story put his complaints about racism in football in context for this football-illiterate...

Van Persie, who plays for Manchester United, has scored three goals so far for his national team of Holland. Photo: Ronnie Macdonald via flickr

Migrant footballers score 80% of goals at the World Cup

England might not have made it past the group stages, but players based in England have nevertheless scored one...

Windrush at Olympic Opening Ceremony

Windrush Day shows how migration keeps faith alive in Britain

Faith leaders and descendants of the ‘Windrush generation’ gathered in London today to mark Windrush Day, an event which...

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The World Cup: a tournament of nations and migrants

This migrant-majority World Cup tells a story of skilled emigration, writes Sunder Katwala.

Immigration and the BSA

Immigration and the BSA: reaching the ‘pragmatic middle’

Cultural polarisation over attitudes to immigration could generate long-term political headaches for politicians who adopt a tough anti-immigration agenda...

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Belgians who inspired Poirot are forgotten chapter in our refugee story

They were the largest refugee movement in British history and inspired Poirot - but nobody remembers the those who...

Youth congregrate for the Umbrella Parade at Refugee Week 2011. Photo: Counterpoint Arts

2015′s first-time voters welcome refugees to UK, new poll reveals

First-time voters in the 2015 General Election are standing behind Britain’s commitment to welcoming and protecting refugees, according to...

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This World Cup, cry God for Harry, St George… and Belgium?

In this migrant-majority World Cup, eleven of the Belgian squad live and work in England. With our own team...

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“Funeral for fascism” marks demise of BNP

In last week’s local and European elections, the British public rejected fascism at the ballot box. To celebrate this...

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Where does UKIP go from here?

Dr Matthew Goodwin, alongside experts Caitlin Milazzo and Tony Travers, rejoins British Future for our breakfast debriefing on the...

Nigel Farage. Photo: European Parliament

UKIP’s European ‘high water mark’: Farage set for just 5% in 2015

Despite tonight’s victory for UKIP in the European election, Nigel Farage’s party looks set to poll just five per...

Ukip supporters. Photo: Euro Realist Newsletter

Ukippers you can talk to – and those that you can’t

The European elections look likely to be the closest political contest in recent memory and all eyes on Ukip....

People lay flowers in Woolwich in aftermath of Lee Rigby murder. Photo: BritIslam

Lee Rigby’s death should be commemorated with public memorial

The family of Fusilier Lee Rigby should not be denied a memorial if they want one, according to a...

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Northern Ireland quietly opens heart to mixed relationships

More couples are bridging the Protestant-Catholic divide than ever before, but many remain unwilling to talk about it, writes...

School boys in the UK. Photo: J. Bear photography

Less racist, but more anxious

Sunder Katwala looks at the sharp decline in racism in British society, and sets out why attempts to label...

Nigel Farage. Photo: Euro Realist Newsletter

UKIP and the Euros

What is UKIP? Why are they doing so well? And what does this mean for British politics? These questions...

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Why two million first-time voters won’t turn up in May 2015

With a year to go until the 2015 general election, new YouGov research for British Future explores why two...

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What have the Poles ever done for us? Quite a lot, say most Britons

This week marks 10 years since Polish people gained the right to work in the UK. While the...

Nigel Farage. Photo: European Parliament

Why UKIP’s recent triumphs don’t guarantee 2015 election success

UKIP has now got its nose out in front for the first time in the opinion polls. The big...