Demography, Immigration and Integration

The Road to Somewhere: A New Settlement in British Politics?

To mark the launch of David Goodhart’s new book with a discussion on The Road to Somewhere: A New Settlement in British Politics? Panellists will include leading commentators Tim Montgomerie and Jonathan Freedland

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Brexit – Bringing Britain together after the vote

Policy Exchange invites an expert panel to discuss what the referendum tells us about the fault lines in modern Britain and what politics can do to mend them.

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London: An Integration Success Story?

Apr 27, 2016 Policy Exchange hosted a debate about whether London is a well integrated multi-ethnic city or not. The majority of speakers and those in the audience assumed that the usually optimistic narrative of London as a multi-ethnic success story did not tell the...
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The Politics of Immigration, the Republican Party and America’s Demographic Future

Policy Exchange was delighted to welcome Reihan Salam, one of America’s leading commentators on the subject of Immigration, who lead a discussion and Q&A.

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Launch of the New Demography, Immigration and Integration Unit at Policy Exchange

Jan 25, 2016 Policy Exchange was delighted to launch the new Demography, Immigration and Integration unit. It will be headed by David Goodhart, founding Editor of Prospect magazine, former director of the Demos think tank and author of The British Dream: Successes and...
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The Border Audit

The Border Audit

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Brexit and the ending of free movement, the persistent problem of illegal immigration and the need to avoid any repeat of the Windrush scandal, have combined to put some kind of national identity system right back on the political agenda. One option would be to roll out the ID management system now being developed for the 3.6m EU citizens to everyone. The border should also be a higher priority for future public investment, according to a new report by Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration David Goodhart, The Border Audit: A post-Windrush review.

Immigration After Brexit

Immigration After Brexit

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 paper Immigration After Brexit. As Britain considers its long term immigration needs, there is scope to maintain a high level of continuity for groups such as EU students and tourists. There should be a customised “light touch” work permit system for EU professionals and — as Britain weans itself off low skilled migration — there should be priority for low skilled workers ready to work antisocial hours, thereby acting more as complements than direct competitors to the British workforce.

The two sides of diversity

The two sides of diversity

New analysis of the Labour Force Survey by Policy Exchange shows for the first time that the most diverse occupations in England and Wales are taxi driving and dentistry – with farming being the least diverse. The picture that emerges is of a workplace where ethnically diverse occupations tend to be either low skilled jobs or highly skilled professional occupations.

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Immigration after Brexit

Immigration after Brexit

Policy Exchange’s David Goodhart takes a look at the latest report on immigration policy post-Brexit and finds much to support – with a few questions remaining.

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Policy Exchange experts dominate MPs’ reading list

Policy Exchange experts dominate MPs’ reading list

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Two of Policy Exchange’s experts are among the most read authors in Parliament, a new Freedom of Information request has revealed. Road to Somewhere, by Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration David Goodhart (longlisted for this year’s Orwell Prize) was the second most borrowed book in the House of Commons, behind only ‘How Parliament Works’. The Head of our Britain in the World Project Professor John Bew’s Orwell Prize-winning Citizen Clem was also one of the most borrowed books in the House of Commons in 2017. Both books were named last year by the Observer among their 100 best political books.

Policy Exchange hosts a speech by the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

Policy Exchange hosts a speech by the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Australian Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

Policy Exchange was delighted to welcome the Hon Peter Dutton MP, Australia’s immigration minister, who reflected on the need for a carefully managed migration system in order to maintain public support for continuing new arrivals. A packed audience heard how the Australian government’s approach has tackled people trafficking while also ensuring Australia has the skilled migrants it needs and maintaining a generous settlement programme for refugees.

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