Brexit feels more ‘real’ to people in Northern Ireland than in England and immigration is a less polarising issue for the public, according to series of new reports released today from the National Conversation on Immigration.
“Since the EU referendum there’s been a surprising lack of debate from both Government and Opposition on immigration. It is good that the Labour opposition wants to begin to fill that vacuum, though Diane Abbott did not take on the really big question today of whether and how to replace free movement after Brexit,” says British Future Director Sunder Katwala
New West Midlands reports from the National Conversation – from Kidderminster, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury and North Staffordshire – show that local integration may hold the key to rebuilding trust and consensus on immigration.
The Home Affairs Committee’s report, ‘Immigration Policy: Basis for Building Consensus,’ is a timely intervention in the debate about Britain’s future immigration policy after Brexit – and adopts many proposals set out by British Future.
The National Conversation on Immigration, the UK’s biggest-ever public consultation on this issue, published its initial findings
Naz Shah, MP for Bradford West, spoke at Bradford’s Cartwright Hall at a British Future event to explore how greater understanding of the First World War contribution from the Indian Army’s Muslim soldiers could help integration in Britain today.
Are Welsh attitudes to immigration different to those in England and Scotland? Polling from British Future takes the temperature in Wales.
Ahead of Remembrance Sunday, Muslim and non-Muslim youth in Bradford explore, in a new video, how remembering our shared history can help integration today.
On 31 October 1914, Sepoy Khudadad Khan became the first Muslim recipient of the Victoria Cross, the nation’s highest award for bravery. To mark this anniversary, this new film from British Future explores what happened when descendants of WW1 Muslim soldiers came together with descendants of white WW1 Indian Army officers to learn more about their shared history at the National Archives