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Jubilee can help bridge divides – but monarchy needs to broaden its appeal

Jubilee can help bridge divides – but monarchy needs to broaden its appeal Date: 15 May 2022

New research finds the Jubilee has potential to bridge divides and bring people together – but a ‘Bridging monarchy’ will need to broaden its appeal in the future.

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Musk’s Twitter take-over sparks party vibe among worst people on the internet

Musk’s Twitter take-over sparks party vibe among worst people on the internet Date: 9 May 2022

There is a new sense of excitement among those banned most often from Twitter for hateful conduct since Elon Musk’s takeover of Twitter, and his comments on relaxing rules to combat online hatred, writes Sunder Katwala.

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Sense of belonging in England is increasing, across ethnicities – new research

Sense of belonging in England is increasing, across ethnicities – new research Date: 22 April 2022

New research reveals the strength of English identity and belonging among people across all ethnic backgrounds.

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The road to Rwanda is a dead-end for UK asylum policy

The road to Rwanda is a dead-end for UK asylum policy Date: 19 April 2022

Sunder Katwala sets out why the government’s scheme to send people seeking asylum in Britain to Rwanda misreads the mood of the country – and will fail as a policy

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Welcoming spirit must deliver ‘Homes for Afghans’ too

Welcoming spirit must deliver ‘Homes for Afghans’ too Date: 29 March 2022

Michael Gove is urged to extend Britain’s warm welcome to Afghan refugees still waiting for homes, in a letter from a broad coalition today.

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With less heat in the immigration debate, attitudes to migrant workers have softened

With less heat in the immigration debate, attitudes to migrant workers have softened Date: 16 March 2022

Heather Rolfe looks at the new Ipsos immigration attitudes tracker results, and finds increasing public support for migration for work.

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Why I’ll be offering a home to a Ukrainian refugee – and how to get the system right

Why I’ll be offering a home to a Ukrainian refugee – and how to get the system right Date: 14 March 2022

British Future Associate Fellow Jill Rutter writes about why her family has decided to offer a home to a Ukrainian refugee; and what the government needs to do to get this new scheme right.

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Public support for Ukrainian refugees reflects underlying positive views on immigration, finds new research

Public support for Ukrainian refugees reflects underlying positive views on immigration, finds new research Date: 14 March 2022

Public support for welcoming refugees is part of a broader warming of attitudes to immigration that pre-dates the Ukraine crisis, according to the latest wave of the Ipsos/British Future Unbound Immigration Tracker.

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Where is public opinion on refugee protection?

Where is public opinion on refugee protection? Date: 14 March 2022

The latest attitudes tracker survey presents a nuanced and somewhat hopeful picture of public attitudes towards asylum and refugees – and a counter to those arguing that the public demands only the toughest approach.

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