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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 a broad political consensus on the benefits of immigration.

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Labour needs to get over its allergy to Englishness

Labour needs to get over its allergy to Englishness. Too many Labour voices seem uncomfortable talking about English pride...

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Free movement: a conundrum for Cameron, and for UKIP too

As victory for Mark Reckless in Rochester and Strood gives UKIP its second MP, it also confirms that immigration...

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How to talk about immigration

British Future’s new report 'How To Talk About Immigration' sets out the challenges for all sides when it comes...

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Let the poppies return to the Tower in 2018

Would it not be enormously popular and poignant to see this fantastic installation recreated once again in 2018, in...

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‘Poppy Headscarf’ launches to mark centenary of first Victoria Cross for Muslim soldier

A new ‘Poppy Headscarf’ launches today, backed by the Islamic Society of Britain, to raise money for the Poppy...

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Legacy of Sikh and Muslim soldiers of WW1 explored

British Future’s recent study into public attitudes to the First World War centenary showed that the single biggest increase...

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New study finds strong appetite for learning WW1 history

A new study by British Future shows that the media, government and public bodies have set the right tone...

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PM: ‘Islamic State’ name ‘an insult to Islam’

Prime Minister David Cameron, speaking on ITV’s The Agenda on Monday about terrorist group ISIS, notably referred to the...

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Douglas Carswell, UKIP’s optimistic moderniser

Douglas Carswell’s “Bright Purple” venture, to create a future-facing UKIP, may be the most audacious modernisation project in British...

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‘How do you make promises you can keep on immigration?’ fringe panel asked

British Future and ConservativeHome asked "how do you make promises you can keep on immigration?" to Owen Paterson MP,...

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Liam Fox: ‘immigration is not a bad thing – uncontrolled immigration is’

“Immigration is not a bad thing,” said Liam Fox MP today at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham, “but...

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Immigration – making promises you can keep

'Immigration: how can we make promises we can keep?' is the core question at a Conservative Party conference immigration...

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UKIP joins calls to take students out of immigration target

UKIP has joined calls to remove international students from the immigration figures, while they are here to study, writes...

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England should get what England wants – it’s time to find out what that is

Any party that keeps wondering whether the ‘English question’ really needs to be asked will find itself shut out...

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New report warns overseas students choosing UK’s competitors

A new report published today looks at the latest trends in the recruitment of international students to UK universities,...

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Back EU referendum to secure public trust on immigration

Giving voters a choice on Europe,through an EU referendum, is the best way to help win back public trust...

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Scotland has spoken – will England respond?

Scotland thought seriously about whether to end the United Kingdom - and chose to mend and save it instead....

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British Muslims unite to condemn ISIS as “Un-Islamic State”

Muslim leaders in the UK have come together to urge Prime Minister David Cameron to help de-legitimise the extremist...

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Most Europeans would make concessions to keep Britain in Europe – new research

Most EU voters believe their governments should do more to accommodate British concerns about its terms of membership, writes...