British Future

Referendum Campaigns' Best Friends Could Be Their Worst Enemies in EU Debate

Steve Ballinger | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Politics
Steve Ballinger

The winning campaign could well be whichever side does most to disrupt expectations, surprising people with its ability to broaden its appeal. That means both campaigns may need to surprise their supporters too - or at least take them on a journey about how to win the argument with those not already onside.

Cutting Benefits For Migrants Could 'Punish' UK Businesses

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 27.08.2015 | UK

Prime Minister David Cameron is "punishing business" by trying to meet his self-imposed net migration target, the influential Institute of Directors (...

'In' and 'Out' Both Sounding Bum Notes in Their Songs for Europe

Steve Ballinger | Posted 05.06.2015 | UK Politics
Steve Ballinger

The new research suggests that some of the most prominent advocates in both the 'pro' and 'anti' camps in the EU debate may be harming their own cause. Neither Europhile Tony Blair nor Eurosceptic Nigel Farage is trusted by voters when they talk about Britain's EU membership.

Brits Would Welcome 'Hard-Working' Romanians And Bulgarians

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK

Britons do not have racist feelings toward Romanians and Bulgarians, but blame the government for a lack of real information on how further immigratio...

Before Attacking Foreign Workers Look at Your Christmas List

Will Black | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Politics
Will Black

Debates about globalisation examine impacts on all concerned - whether importers of labour, food and goods or those countries losing key workers, giving up their food or being turned into polluted assembly lines. Debates about the EU and migration which lack that level of empathy - and concentrate purely on what Britain is supposedly losing - simply miss the point.

Learning From Iraq: Why We Need Action Not Words From Cameron Over Afghan Interpreters

Rick Jones | Posted 06.07.2013 | UK Politics
Rick Jones

We have a legal duty to provide protection to those who have a well-founded fear of persecution; a principle that the British public broadly supports, even if politicians and the officials who carry out their mandate don't.

A Snapshot of Migrant Reality: What the Romanian Migrants Really Think

Oana Romocea | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Politics
Oana Romocea

Behind the political discourses, the media headlines, the highly-frantic speeches and the amusing campaign, it is easy to forget that we are dealing with human beings whose lived experiences cannot be reduced to mere statistics or neat caricatures.