Across this half-century, from Scarman after Brixton to MacPherson after Stephen Lawrence, governments have engaged only sporadically engaged with race.
Countries with which we strike future trade deals – the top priority for Party members according to our survey – should be treated more favourably than those with which we don’t.
Discussion of immigration is often dominated by those who are entirely ‘pro’ or ‘anti’, but most people are somewhere in between.
The reshuffle showed just how far BME Conservatives have come since I first joined the Party, but we have much farther still to go.
If the Conservatives had won 42 per cent from them too, our research projects that she would have won with a comfortable 42-seat majority.
Her new administration would be on the right side on the big issues – Brexit, immigration, Islamism; and would likely feel its way towards the right answer on the economy and trade.
The Tories are making gradual rather than spectacular progress on ethnic diversity – as the party’s class of 2017 looks set to prove.
Any cut-off date needs to be fair and legally water-tight, as well as commanding public and political support. In the end, the inquiry opted for the triggering of Article 50.
To begin with, we should stop engaging with community leaders, and engage with BME voters directly.
His passionate defence of the welfare state runs counter to values that are truly embedded in their psyche: self-reliance, personal responsibility, entrepreneurialism.
Priti Patel, Alok Sharma, Shailesh Vara – all have played a part in the big push among Indian-origin voters. It needs more money and support.
Reflecting people’s gripes back at them will take you only so far. To get further, you must also offer something better.
It’s not only lower than it used to be, but it’s declined faster than turnout among other age groups. Which prompts a question: whose politics is this?
The Conservatives have to balance attracting more younger voters while not ducking the immigration question.