August 4 1972 was an unforgettable day for thousands of Ugandan Asians. It was the day that Uganda’s dictator Idi Amin ordered 70,000 Asians to leave the country. Forty years on, in an interview with British Future, Girish Mehta tells of his family’s flight from the country and how they settled in Britain.
This matter of being “British” OR “English” has never concerned me. I live in England and my parentage is predominantly English, hence I am “English”. England is part of the United Kingdom, hence I am also “British”. I see no contradiction in this.
As Chris Hoy bids for gold on the cycling track today, Robert Outram taps into the Scottish Olympic sentiment.
London may be known as a great financial centre, but it’s the arts that are at the heart of London life, says Robin Linnecar, one of the directors of the City of London Festival.
Sunder Katwala reviews the Olympic opening ceremony, and says that it shows an inclusive Britishness can be pretty irresistible
Young football fans Rana and Hannah from Birmingham said the Olympics were a good chance for everyone to come
It’s all just about to start, the Olympic moment is here, but this is also a time to assess what the Games mean to us and what they say about modern Britain, says Sunder Katwala.
Most people think the Olympics will begin with Friday’s Olympic Opening ceremony. But London’s 2012 Olympiad will actually begin in Wales.
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