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Windrush at the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.

Who were the Windrush Poles?

Few know about the Polish passengers who came to Britain on the Empire Windrush in 1948 to be reunited with family members who had fought with the allies in WW2

Record number of ethnic minority MPs to be elected in May 2015

More ethnic minority MPs than ever before will sit in the next parliament, according to new research from British...

Al Murray speaking at the New Inn in Sandwich 13/03/2015

“I just want people to vote” says Al Murray – will young people listen?

"I just want people to vote," says 'pub landlord' and wannabe South Thanet MP Al Murray, at a press...

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Immigration from Europe – can we make it work in Southampton? Event Tues 10 March

Southampton’s Brits and Poles come together on 10 March to find ways to make immigration work in the city.

Photo: Flickr via Charles Hutchins

New immigration figures: “a quarterly reminder to the public of why they don’t trust politicians on immigration”

Immigration figures have become a quarterly reminder to the public of why they don’t trust politicians on immigration, and...

Final Scores on the net migration target, and no-one’s cheering

Today is final score time in the Net Migration Cup, as the last set of ONS immigration stats are...

Enoch Powell. Photo: Allen Warren via Wikimedia Commons

Why does Enoch still matter?

Almost half a century after his most famous speech why does Enoch Powell remain a regular reference point in...


Speech by Douglas Carswell MP: “Why Powell was wrong about immigration”

UKIP MP Douglas Carswell speaks on why Enoch Powell was wrong about immigration at a British Future event

London Central Mosque. Photo: Flickr via Michael Caroe Andersen

A decade after 7/7, where is the Muslim integration debate headed?

Ten years on from the terrorist attacks in London, questions about the radicalisation of young British Muslims have been...

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...

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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’...

Photo: Amanda Slater, Coventry, England.

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...

Magna Carta 1297 version (owned by David M Rubenstein). Photo: AEMoreira042281

Why the Magna Carta matters today

This June 15 heralds the 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta - a document that laid...

State of the Nation 2015

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...

Photo: Flickr via Ida Hollis

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...

Cannon at the centre of Dulmial village. Photo: Irfan Malik

The Dulmial Gun – a ‘hidden history’ of Pakistan’s soldiers of WW1

At the centre of a small village in the mountainous Salt Range region of Pakistan, sits a nineteenth century...

David Cameron. Photo: Wikimedia Commons via Russavia

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...

Credit: Ben Sutherland

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’ ...

Photo: Chris Watt

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...