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Voice of a Generation: The final three

The hunt for our 'Voice of a Generation' is almost over. Hundreds of entrants have been whittled down to three finalists: meet Chanté Joseph, Helen Whitehouse and Kieran Etoria-King as they visit the Daily Mirror offices for the final round.

Nigel Farage. Photo: Euro Realist Newsletter

Is Nigel Farage hurting the Eurosceptic cause?

As Farage makes the political weather, he worries pro-Europeans and cheers up those who would like Britain to get...

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Meet our Voice of a Generation finalists

The wait is nearly over. On 15th April British Future and the Daily Mirror will announce the Voice of...

Nick Clegg on left. Photo: Liberal Democrats. Nigel Farage on right. Photo: Euro Realist Newsletter

Clegg-Farage debate shows limits of using facts over stories

If Nick Clegg takes one lesson from the first debate against Nigel Farage into the BBC second leg next...

Lionel Asbo, Martin Amis. Photo: Amazon UK

Amis’s view that English equals white is out of date

Martin Amis’s recent claim that white skin is still a key attribute of being English is at odds with...

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VIDEO: Achieving a fair deal on migration

A new video by the Institute for Public Policy Research sets out a series of new policy proposals regarding...

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We ask politicians: can trust be restored on immigration?

Britain's political parties found common ground on the topic of immigration last night, all believing that the public trust...

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Public more confident that we can talk about immigration – new findings

The public are growing in confidence that we can and do talk about immigration, writes Sunder Katwala.

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Britain great place for business, say migrant entrepreneurs

The United Kingdom is a great place to do business, and attracts enterprising people from all over the world,...

"Nigel Farage expects to top the poll in Britain, campaigning under the banner of restoring UK national sovereignty by leaving the European Union." Photo: rockcohen

Public prefer Cameron-Merkel EU deal over UK exit

As David Cameron meets Germany’s Angela Merkel this Thursday, the spotlight is once again being cast on the future...

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Sowing the seeds of love

Demonstrators in bridal gowns took to the steps of St Paul's to protest the impact of new Home Office...

Indian bicycle troops at a crossroads on the Fricourt-Mametz Road, Somme, France, 1916. Photo: John Warwick Brooke via Wikimedia

Why the world won’t fall out over WW1 centenary

As the British government seeks to ensure that centenary activities fully mark the contribution of Empire and Commonwealth soldiers,...

Foreign students benefit UK universities and the British economy. Photo: C.Carlstead

Clamp down on fraudsters, not foreign students

A company contracted by the government to conduct English language tests for foreign students has been fraudulently passing students....

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How young voters could transform this country’s politics

Engaging young people in the political system could have ramifications which are exciting, unexpected – and urgent, argues Henry...

David Cameron at the Federation of Small Businesses’ Policy Conference, January 2014

Public “sensible” on immigration PM tells British Future

Public attitudes on immigration are "sensible and well-informed” and the government needs to prove it takes them seriously, said...

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Who speaks for young people in Britain today?

Turnout among young voters is at a record low. At a time when they have never been less engaged...

British public wave flags at Queen's 2012 Jubilee. Photo: xpgomes10

People divided on prospects for 2014, “Britain’s Year of Identity”

People are three times more optimistic about the economy in 2014 than they have been for the past two...

Scottish and UK flags. Photo: The Laird of Oldham

State of the Union – Scottish poll results

Polling conducted by Ipsos MORI for British Future’s annual State of the Nation survey reveals a year of divergent...

War Grave at Tyne Cot Cemetary, Belgium. Photo: UK Ministry of Defence

Britons prefer solemn centenary to marking Great War victory

The British public strongly prefer a solemn remembrance of the lives lost in the first world war to a...

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Romanians and Bulgarians who contribute will be welcomed by most Brits

More than two-thirds of Britons say that Romanian and Bulgarian immigrants who work hard, pay taxes and fit in...