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Cross-party support for international students

Politicians across the political spectrum voiced support for the new joint report by British Future and Universities UK, ‘International students and the UK immigration debate’, released on Bank Holiday Monday.

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Public “baffled” students included in government’s migration targets

The British public do not see international students studying in the UK as “immigrants”, and do not want the...

Belgian refugees in 1914. Photo Wikimedia Commons

100 years ago Britain welcomed Belgian refugees to our shores

100 years ago today, the first of many Belgian refugees fleeing the German invasion began to arrive in Britain....

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Common sense and ‘fair play’ in British values

Could we teach British values in schools if nobody seems quite sure about what they are? It is important...

The inscription on the top of the Menin Gate in Ypres, Belgium. Photo: Colorgrinder via Flickr

Centenary will offer us all a chance to learn forgotten histories

It is perhaps because most of us know less than we would like about the First World War that...

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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...

Sol Campbell. Photo: Thom32 via English Wikipedia

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...

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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...

World Cup 2006. Photo: Isak Aronsson

The World Cup: a tournament of nations and migrants

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

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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...

Placing your vote. Photo: Coventry City Council

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...