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Scotland has spoken – will England respond?

Scotland thought seriously about whether to end the United Kingdom - and chose to mend and save it instead. England must also now find its voice, writes Sunder Katwala.

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British Muslims unite to condemn ISIS as “Un-Islamic State”

Muslim leaders in the UK have come together to urge Prime Minister David Cameron to help de-legitimise the extremist...

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Most Europeans would make concessions to keep Britain in Europe – new research

Most EU voters believe their governments should do more to accommodate British concerns about its terms of membership, writes...

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Scottishness and me: Coming home without going back

I spent the first 40 years of my life in England, writes Chris Creegan, before coming to live in...

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Scotland: Five reasons the No campaign should (just about) win in the end

The referendum in Scotland is shaping up to be a nail-biter. Scotland will, quite rightly, get whatever the majority...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...