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David Cameron visits North Manchester Jamia Mosque ahead of Eid 2013. Photo: Crown copyright.

New ethnic minority voters will take higher price from Tories in 2015

British Future research suggests Britain’s increased diversity could cost the David Cameron the 2015 election unless his party increases its appeal to minority voters, writes Steve Ballinger.

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100 days out, public gives ‘thumbs down’ to all election contenders

What if they threw an election and nobody won? Overall, the British public think that ‘none of the above’...

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British Future are seeking a new trustee

This is an opportunity to contribute to an organisation which plays a leading role in shaping constructive public discussion...

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Will Scotland decide the future of the UK again?

The General Election in Scotland this year is probably the least predictable the nation has ever seen – and...

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Why do both sides look like they’re losing the EU debate in Britain?

The most interesting phenomenon of the current EU debate is the fact that both sides appear to damage their...

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2015: A year of uncertainty

New ICM polling for British Future's State of the Nation 2015 report sheds some light on key issues surrounding...

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2014: reviewing a year when identity mattered

2014 was a year when national identities mattered. Here is a round-up of the key events, with links to...

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Parties need joint ‘British position’ to reform EU free movement

David Cameron has set out his reform agenda on EU free movement. Securing support for reform across the European...

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Net migration target dead and buried – now what happens next?

Meaningful figures, sensible targets and accountable government should be agreed upon by politicians as ‘common sense ground rules’ ...

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Scotland’s moderate majority on immigration

Scotland has a more liberal and welcoming public immigration debate than other parts of the UK and there is...

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Labour needs to get over its allergy to Englishness

Labour needs to get over its allergy to Englishness. Too many Labour voices seem uncomfortable talking about English pride...

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Free movement: a conundrum for Cameron, and for UKIP too

As victory for Mark Reckless in Rochester and Strood gives UKIP its second MP, it also confirms that immigration...

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How to talk about immigration

British Future’s new report 'How To Talk About Immigration' sets out the challenges for all sides when it comes...

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Let the poppies return to the Tower in 2018

Would it not be enormously popular and poignant to see this fantastic installation recreated once again in 2018, in...

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‘Poppy Headscarf’ launches to mark centenary of first Victoria Cross for Muslim soldier

A new ‘Poppy Headscarf’ launches today, backed by the Islamic Society of Britain, to raise money for the Poppy...

Remembering Khudadad Khan, 31st October 2014

As we soon come together to remember all those whose lives have been lost in conflict, we wish today...

Indian soldiers preparing to depart for France from New Milton, Hampshire. Photo: Flickr via Hampshire and Solent Museum.

Legacy of Sikh and Muslim soldiers of WW1 explored

British Future’s recent study into public attitudes to the First World War centenary showed that the single biggest increase...

Unveiling of the Cenotaph in Whitehall, London, November 1920. Photo: Flickr via Marion Doss

New study finds strong appetite for learning WW1 history

A new study by British Future shows that the media, government and public bodies have set the right tone...

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PM: ‘Islamic State’ name ‘an insult to Islam’

Prime Minister David Cameron, speaking on ITV’s The Agenda on Monday about terrorist group ISIS, notably referred to the...

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Douglas Carswell, UKIP’s optimistic moderniser

Douglas Carswell’s “Bright Purple” venture, to create a future-facing UKIP, may be the most audacious modernisation project in British...