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 (Atlantic), 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 (Hurst), about the value divides in western societies, which was a Sunday Times best-seller. In 2020 he published Head Hand Heart: The Struggle for Dignity and Status in the 21st Century (Penguin).

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Immigration & Integration After Brexit

Immigration & Integration After Brexit

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Immigration after Brexit

Immigration after Brexit

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