Tag Archive for Brexit

EU citizens offer: both sides must make clear that deal will stand regardless of Brexit negotiations

The PM's offer on EU citizens in the UK is welcome, writes Sunder Katwala - but certainty must mean certainty

Uncertain election will require cross-party approach to Brexit talks

This dramatic exit poll is a reminder of one of the great virtues of democratic politics: that the voters can never be taken for granted, writes Sunder Katwala.

How can culture help bring Britain together?

What role can the cultural sector play in healing Britain's divisions? asks Avaes Mohammad

Young people have their say on immigration after Brexit

80,000 school children in the UK this week take part in a debate on immigration after Brexit as part of the National Conversation on Immigration

Article 50: Time to deliver for EU nationals here and Brits abroad

Now Article 50 has been triggered, how do UK and EU governments move forward and secure the status of EU nationals in the UK and British citizens in Europe?

Why business needs a new approach to the immigration debate

Business voices seeking to defend the benefits of immigration to our economy and society have not been s effective as they need to be in the immigration debate. A new approach is needed.

How Brexit offers a surprising opportunity for a new immigration consensus

'Can the desire for more control be combined with the aim that Britain will remain globally-engaged, in a common ground approach to post-Brexit immigration?' asks Sunder Katwala at the Conservative Progress 'Believe in the UK' conference

Our patchwork polarisation – and how to stitch it together

"Planet Remain and Planet Leave might be fewer light years apart than we tend to recognise," says Sunder Katwala in this speech at the University of East Anglia looking at how to heal post-Brexit divisions

Leave and Remain voices back shared vision for how UK can ‘Brexit Together’

Voices from across EU referendum and party political divides have come together today to set out a shared vision of how the UK can ‘Brexit Together’, covering issues of immigration, the economy and market access, security and sovereignty.

EU migrants Inquiry: Coventry meeting seeks EU citizens’ views

A national Inquiry, examining how the Government can practically protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit, comes to Coventry on 8 November in a public meeting at Warwick Road United Reform Church, seeking EU citizens’ views on Brexit and the challenges they face in securing their rights.

The Inquiry, coordinated by British Future, starts from the principled position that securing the rights of EU citizens to stay in the UK is the right thing to do. Its aim will be to examine how to make this work in practice, and to make practical recommendations to the Government.


When: 6.30-8.30pm, Tuesday 8 November 2016

Where: Warwick Road United Reform Church, 10 Warwick Road, Coventry CV1 1EX


Jill Rutter, Director of Strategy for British Future and coordinator of the Inquiry, said:

“Many EU citizens in the Midlands and across the UK will have been anxious since the referendum about their status in the UK. Our Inquiry needs to hear from them. “Are people applying for residency and what difficulties have they experienced? Have they received information or reassurance from their employers? Has the Brexit decision had any impact on how they access public services or housing?

“We need to hear about people’s real experiences as our Inquiry is concerned with the practical challenges of granting status to the 3.5 million EU citizens living in the UK. That won’t be straightforward but we hope our recommendations will offer some practical help and guidance to the Government.”

ICM research for British Future finds that 84% of people in the Midlands (and 84% of the whole UK public) supports letting EU migrants stay – including three-quarters (77%) of Leave voters – with any future changes to freedom of movement applying only to new migrants. The Government has stated that it anticipates that this will happen, though the delay in doing so is causing unnecessary anxiety for EU migrants and uncertainty for businesses that rely on their labour.

The Inquiry panel, made up of cross-party MPs, public figures and academics from both Leave and Remain sides of the referendum campaign, is chaired by Birmingham MP Gisela Stuart, former Chair of the Vote Leave campaign. Members of the Inquiry panel include Conservative MP Suella Fernandes; Suzanne Evans of UKIP; Labour MP Kate Green; Fraser Nelson, Editor of the Spectator; Seamus Nevin of the Institute of Directors; and Owen Tudor of the TUC. It will report later in autumn/winter 2016, setting out practical recommendations about how to resolve the status of EU nationals living in the UK.

A national Inquiry, examining how the Government can practically protect the rights of EU citizens in the UK after Brexit, comes to Coventry on 8 November in a public meeting at Warwick Road United Reform Church, seeking EU citizens’ views on Brexit and the challenges they face in securing their rights. The Inquiry, coordinated by

Immigration: what did we learn from Conservative Party Conference?

What did the Conservative Party's first conference after the referendum, and under new Prime Minister Theresa May, tell us about future immigration policy?

May’s repeal act will ensure that Parliament does vote on Brexit

Those who have insisted that parliament must vote on Brexit have won the argument about process - but may not get the outcome that they hoped for.

Challenging hate crime effectively

Sunder Katwala discusses the spike in reported hate crime after the referendum and what methods might be effective in tackling it.

Which Brexit will we choose?

As ministers meet to brainstorm Britain's Brexit options, Sunder Katwala looks at the ideas on the table at Chequers

What next after Brexit? Immigration & integration in post-referendum Britain

Consulting the public should form part of a comprehensive review of immigration policy after Brexit, says a new report

New Inquiry to examine how Government can protect rights of EU citizens in UK

A call for evidence was issued today by a new Inquiry, chaired by Gisela Stuart MP, examining how the Government can protect the rights of the 3 million EU citizens living in the UK after Brexit.

Disbanding the tribes – what the referendum told us about Britain (and what it didn’t)

There is common ground on the issue of immigration between Leave and Remain voters who disagreed on the referendum question, finds a new report from British Future,

Call for ‘Common sense consensus’ on status of EU migrants after referendum

Organisations across the spectrum of views on immigration and the EU referendum debate joined forces today in a call for a ‘common sense consensus’ on the status of EU migrants already living in the UK after the referendum

VIDEO – Brexit Divisions

British Future Director Sunder Katwala speaking at a University College London event on strategies, arguments, and possible turning points in the EU referendum debate, as part of the Brexit Divisions project