Tag Archive for citizenship

‘Britain never encouraged my Italian parents to become British’

‘Boris asked why my Italian parents didn’t become British – I said it’s because Britain never encouraged them,’ says chair of new citizenship inquiry

British Future citizenship inquiry

A new, independent inquiry into UK citizenship policy, chaired by Alberto Costa MP and coordinated by British Future, will set out practical proposals for citizenship reform that would be capable of securing cross-party support. The initiative also aims to foster further debate about citizenship policy.

Unsettled status: securing the future for EU citizens in the UK

A report on the EU Settlement Scheme examines barriers to EU citizens securing status and what the Home Office should do to make sure the system works.

New ‘City-region’ mayors can fill integration ‘policy vacuum’ at top of politics

All candidates in the mayoral elections for England's new 'city-regions' should support the appointment of a 'deputy mayor for integration,' says a report.

‘West Midlands mayor can lead the way on integration’ say local voices

Politicians and civil society leaders in the West Midlands urge candidates in next week's mayoral election to support a new proposal to promote integration.

Mayor Khan must be more than a symbol of integration – he must make it happen

Sadiq Khan should not be content to be merely a symbol of integration, writes Sunder Katwala. He must now use the powers of his new office to be the practical champion of integration that London needs.

London Mayoral candidates commit to integration and citizenship

London mayoral hopefuls Sadiq Khan and Zac Goldsmith commit to integration and citizenship focus at an inspiring London Citizens Assembly event

Why it’s time for an Office for Citizenship and Integration in London

On the anniversary of Britain’s first citizenship ceremony, a new report says that Britain has ‘forgotten’ the value of citizenship and the importance of proactively promoting better integration - and calls on the Capital to lead the way.

REVIEW: Comic McElroy on becoming British, pessimism and pubs

Americans don’t get sarcasm, the British love queues and the French like cheese. Stereotypes are often inaccurate, but can also be useful way of finding a common identity. In his sketch show comedian Erich McElroy draws on these stereotypes to describe his long-running struggle between being American and being British, writes Georgia Hussey.