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Poster for True Brits. Photo: Vinay Patel

The making of True Brits

New play True Brits explores two national events - 7/7 and the 2012 Olympics - and one man's journey of identity and integration between them, explains its writer Vinay Patel.

British values

Our schools must teach British values, for Britain’s sake

Nations are held together by the common bonds between their citizens. Without British values, what is to stop Britain...

Indian bicycle troops at a crossroads on the Fricourt-Mametz Road, Somme, France, in 1916. Photo: Public Domain/Imperial War Museum

REVIEW: Empire, Faith & War: The Sikhs and World War One

A new exhibition highlights the pivotal contribution of Sikh soldiers to the Allied war effort. Through their stories we...

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...

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

The battlefield summit: Cameron at Ypres

Twenty-seven European leaders will observe Thursday 26th June the Last Post at Ypres before getting down to business as...

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...

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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Our national honours can give Britain a proper place in devolution

The devolution of the national knightly orders could bring honours closer to the people and inject a British dimension...

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...

Edie talking at the "funeral for fascism"

An open letter to Nick Griffin

At our "funeral for fascism" Edie Friedman, Director of the Jewish Council for Racial Equality, read out an “Open...

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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...

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...