David Goodhart

Head of Demography, Immigration & Integration


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David Goodhart is Head of Policy Exchange’s Demography, Immigration, and Integration Unit, and Director of the Integration Hub website. He is a former Director of Demos, and former Editor of Prospect magazine, which he founded in 1995. David is a prominent figure in public debate in the UK, as a well-known broadcaster, author, commentator, and journalist. He has presented several BBC Radio 4 Analysis programmes. Before Prospect, he was a correspondent for the Financial Times, including a stint in Germany during the unification period. In 2013, he published The British Dream, a book about post-war multiculturalism, national identity, and immigration. It was runner up for the Orwell Book Prize in 2014. In 2017 he published The Road to Somewhere: The new tribes shaping British politics, about the value divides in western societies, which was a Sunday Times best-seller.

David Goodhart

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Immigration after Brexit

Immigration after Brexit

The Migration Advisory Committee report on EU migration is typically hard-headed and balanced and does not accept the often-repeated-as-fact argument that free movement has had clear economic benefits. As MAC Chair Alan Manning writes: “EEA migration as a whole has...
The Border Audit

The Border Audit

Read Publication Despite the Windrush scandal the UK’s border is now far more “fit for purpose” than it was 10 years ago and the numbers being added each year to the illegal population could be as low as 15,000. But as national borders are being transformed by new...
Immigration After Brexit

Immigration After Brexit

Read Publication A post-Brexit immigration system should clamp down on low-skilled EU immigration but adopt a lighter-touch approach for students and professionals, argues Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration, David Goodhart, in a new...
Moving Forward on Integration

Moving Forward on Integration

Government integration policy is always a difficult balancing act. Do too little and you will be accused of ignoring one of the biggest, albeit least tangible, social problems facing the country. Do too much and you will be accused of denying individual choice and...
Why Culture Trumps Skills: Public opinion on immigration

Why Culture Trumps Skills: Public opinion on immigration

Summary A new British consensus on immigration cannot be based mainly on economic arguments and the skills of immigrants, as the select committee report published earlier this month implies. The Home Affairs Select Committee’s report is flawed: polling gives a...
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