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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.

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Marathon brings out best of London

Last Sunday I ran the London Marathon to raise money for Shelter. I increasingly loved training for it and...

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...

Placing your vote. Photo: Coventry City Council

New report: The rise and rise of the outsider election

The 2014 European elections may take place across a continent, but the big question in British politics will be...

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The Jewish refugees who fought for Britain during WWII

Thomas Harding’s book, Hanns and Rudolf, is a gripping second world war story, as well as an interesting peak...

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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Amis’s view that English equals white is out of date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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English should learn from St Patrick’s and celebrate own saint

Liberals who still fear that the St George’s flag is associated with far-right groups should take a lead from...

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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...

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Your first vote – use it or lose out

With the next general election approaching and my generation one by one becoming eligible to vote, it is incredibly...

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...

Lord Mayor of Belfast Alderman Gavin Robinson lays a wreath at the Cenotaph at Belfast City Hall to mark the 96th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme, 2012. Photo: DUP Photos

Rest of UK can learn from Northern Ireland WW1 commemoration

As we enter the period of 1914-18 centenaries, Northern Ireland offers some pointers as to how to tackle some...