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50th anniversary cheers for Wolverhampton, not for Enoch

Steve Ballinger finds out how Wolverhampton has remembered - and forgotten - the 50th anniversary of 'that speech' by its former MP.

Members of audience at British Future's Stephen Lawrence: 20 Years On Eltham event. Photo: Emma Jane Richards

25 years on from Stephen Lawrence’s murder, minorities sceptical of progress on prejudice

Less than half of ethnic minority Britons feel there has been progress on racial prejudice over the 25 years...

How Enoch took on the Queen – and lost

Enoch Powell misread the public mood when he accused the Queen of being a ‘citizen of nowhere’ over her...

Generation 2012 audience

Enoch Who? ‘Rivers of Blood’ is ancient history to young Britons of 2018

50 years on, does 'Rivers of blood' loom large over attitudes to race? Not if you're under 40.

The girl with snow in her hair and the blue umbrella

Angela Spence on growing up black & British in Wolverhampton in the shadow of 'Rivers of Blood'

Enoch was wrong: How Britain moved on from ‘Rivers of Blood’

Fifty years on from Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, Britain has largely moved on from Powell's divisive views...

We’re recruiting for an Events & Relationships Manager

British Future is recruiting for an Events and Relationships Manager. Closing date for applications is Friday 9 March.

New London integration strategy must truly be about ‘All of us’

The new London integration strategy must truly work for 'all of us', not just for migrants and minorities, if...

Integration Green Paper: our 10-point plan to turn commitments into local action

What needs to happen to turn the Green Paper commitments into real integration? Jill Rutter highlights ten things that...

The Melting Pot Generation

Integration Green Paper: an important foundation for an ‘all of us’ approach

The new Integration Green Paper moves on from the Casey Review to a broader debate about integration. There is...

Conference: Immigration and integration – getting it right locally

Join us for ‘Immigration and integration: getting it right locally’, an essential event for anyone working on integration, community...

ONS migration stats: Government must adapt, starting with visas for doctors & nurses

Government and employers will need to adapt to new trends in migration revealed by new ONS migration statistics, with...

National Conversation on Immigration in Northern Ireland

Brexit feels more ‘real’ to people in Northern Ireland than in England and immigration is a less polarising issue...

Immigration speech by Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott – response

“Since the EU referendum there’s been a surprising lack of debate from both Government and Opposition on immigration. It...

The National Conversation on Immigration – interim report

The National Conversation on Immigration, the UK's biggest-ever public consultation on this issue, published its initial findings

2017: the British Future year in review

In a year when issues of identity were never far from the headlines, British Future sought to link local...

How can shared history help integration in Bradford today?

Naz Shah, MP for Bradford West, spoke at Bradford’s Cartwright Hall at a British Future event to explore how...

What do people in Wales think about immigration?

Are Welsh attitudes to immigration different to those in England and Scotland? Polling from British Future takes the temperature...