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Britain is becoming more like London: its people are increasingly diverse, urban, university-educated, international, and socially liberal. This cosmopolitan future is overwhelmingly a good thing, and one which today’s politicians neglect at their peril. That is the essential message of Jeremy Cliffe’s clear-eyed and persuasive paper, which ought to be carefully read and digested by […]

Posted 30 Jul 2015 in Blog
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Die Berliner Republik, 06/12. Wenn Vorbehalte gegen Eingewanderte und Einwanderung laut werden, gehen Progressive nicht selten in Deckung. Das ist ein großer Fehler. Denn sowohl progressive Prinzipien als auch Pragmatismus und ökonomische Vernunft sprechen dafür, Einwanderung und Vielfalt ohne Wenn und Aber zu unterstützen

Posted 24 Feb 2013 in Published articles
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Michael Gove points out the benefits of coalition government: What helps is having two parties, different cultures, overlapping perspectives, coming from different positions, challenging each other. True. Different cultures and perspectives challenging each other are also among the biggest benefits of immigration: they leads to innovation and better decision-making.

Posted 03 Oct 2010 in Blog
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Posted 18 May 2009 in Blog, Media
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Click here to read the article. Sorry for the poor quality of the scan. In case you’re wondering, I’m the one (very jetlagged) in the photo on the right.

Posted 16 May 2009 in Blog
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I'm in New Zealand for 2 weeks speaking about the economic benefits of diversity at a series of events in Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. NZ is small country that will always be geographically remote, but it is intimately connected to the rest of the world through its wonderfully diverse people. Their diversity is an often […]

Posted 12 May 2009 in Blog