THINKTANK DIRECTOR ON THE ROLE BRITISH PUBLIC HAS IN SHAPING THE FUTUREWHEN politics risks turning into a ‘culture war’, it is often immigration that creates the most heated debates. It was while talking immigration with US Senators that president Trump’s latest foul-mouthed diatribe, offending most of Africa, somehow sunk the dignity of his office even lower. In Britain too, we enter 2018 with Brexit arguments still raging and exacerbating divisions.
Sunder Katwala is the Director of British Future, which is co-ordinating the National Conversation on ImmigrationThe New Year reshuffle brought in a new Immigration Minister, indeed the third in three years. Brandon Lewis’s reward for getting to grips with the role quickly in his six-month stint was a fast-track elevation to chair the Party. Amber Rudd will hope to keep his successor, Caroline Nokes, the Southampton North and Romsey MP, for rather longer.
President Trump may be the polariser-in-chief of the ever-more-divided States of America, yet something interesting happens when those late-night Oval Office tweets cross oceans and time zones to arrive on British screens as we head to bed or wake up to the alarm clock. Donald Trump divides America, but he unites Britain. Just look at the breadth of the unusual alliances which sprang up in the Commons yesterday.
@faisalislam@corecities My tweet was response to "Manchester has got more in common with Munich, probably, than it has with Mansfield,” while “London has more in common with Amsterdam and Paris than it has with a small place in the UK”. Questionable in principle but certainly v.bad post-Brexit politics.
@faisalislam You're talking Conservative Party strategy - yes, have a cities problem, a graduate problem, under-45s problem & an ethnic minority problem - so cultural polarisation is therefore q.double-edged. That's a very different Q to the Brexit influencing strategies of 10 @corecities
@faisalislam I'm making a different point. Cities won't secure alliances to protect their interests&values if present selves as islands of cosmopolitan tolerance, apologising for choices of their regions. Could articulate shared interests Remain+Leave voters in cities, several 50-50 on EURef
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