Category Archives: politics

The return of the English

From an article by Professor Ben Gidley appeared on Politics Inspires based on his research (concise report here): “The 2011 Census included a national identity question. It showed that, in England, Englishness is the predominant national identity, expressed by two thirds … Continue reading

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UK Labour policy on migration

Labour leader, Ed Miliband, said that the UK “needs stronger controls on people coming here” and called for reform of the European Union’s freedom of movement rules. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/ed-miliband-attempts-to-take-on-ukip-with-toughened-immigration-policies-9814669.html?origin=internalSearch http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/oct/23/labour-immigration-reform-bill-voter-concerns

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Smethwick – Britain’s most racist election

In 1964, the West Midlands constituency of Smethwick was the most colour-conscious place in the country, and the scene of a Tory campaign that successfully exploited anti-immigrant sentiment. http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/15/britains-most-racist-election-smethwick-50-years-on?CMP=twt_gu

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Why I left the Liberal Democrats – Migration

On the 5th of March 2013 I wrote to Nick Clegg urging him to speak in favour of migration instead of ignoring the research. I left the Lib Dems soon after once I realised that they were not interested in … Continue reading

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