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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 students and the UK immigration debate’, released on Bank Holiday Monday.

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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...

Belgian refugees in 1914. Photo Wikimedia Commons

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....

The Melting Pot Generation

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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‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’ – WW1 Commemoration

The installation ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red’, designed by ceramic artist Paul Cummins, which commemorates those fallen...

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

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...

Sol Campbell. Photo: Thom32 via English Wikipedia

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...

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...

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...