Ahead of the launch of the new Demography, Innovation and Immigration Unit this evening, David Goodhart has written a piece in The Telegraph. He says that while there has been a gradual increase in cross-ethnic friendship and the emergence of a larger ethnic-minority middle class, the speed and scale of recent immigration and the tension caused by global Islamic extremism impacting on already segregated Muslim communities means that improving integration has to be a priority for the government.
Schools Week cites comments by James Frayne, Policy Exchange's Director of Policy and Strategy, calling for the creation of super selective schools that will extend elite education into the state sector.
In this post Lord Carlile CBE QC, Liberal Democrat peer and former Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, expresses reservations about the role of judges in the 'double lock' authorisation process set out in the draft Investigatory Powers Bill.
Today our new Demography, Immigration and Integration Unit published its inaugural Integration Index. The Index uses data from the latest census to examine ‘identity integration’. The findings reveal the 160 most/least integrated places in the country with Boston in Lincolnshire being the least integrated and Amersham in Buckinghamshire the most.
A new report, Smart Devolution, by leading think tank Policy Exchange says that most cities have vast quantities of data that if accessed and used effectively could help improve public services, optimise transport routes, support the growth of small businesses and even prevent cycling accidents.
Judging the Public Interest shows that some senior members of the judiciary are overstepping their constitutional bounds. It examines the high profile dispute in Evans v Attorney General, concerning the disclosure of the Prince of Wales’s correspondence with ministers. The then Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC, exercised his statutory power – the ministerial veto – to override the Upper Tribunal and block the release of the letters. His exercise of the veto was challenged in the courts and eventually quashed by the Supreme Court.