The British Future has published a new report looking at where Britain is after 2012.
The report, “State of the nation: Where is bittersweet Britain heading?” features British Future’s essays based on their latest Ipsos MORI polling on questions of identity, integration, migration and opportunity.
It also looks at the topics that are going to be the defining issues for Britain in 2013.
“Entering the New Year, Britons are more positive about the economy, the family, and Britain itself, than we were this time last year. But will that glimmer of hope drift away or can it be built on?” asks British Future. “In the past 12 months we have reconsidered what brings our nation together, but the task for the next 12 is to tackle divisions that have the power to drive us apart.”
The report examines some of the issues that could be set to divide Britain in 2013. They include concern over immigration, Scottish independence and unequal opportunity across gender and class.
In the report, Sunder Katwala looks at what’s driving up immigration concern. Ian Birrell thinks about why newcomers are more positive than people born in Britian, while Alan Maryon-Davis looks at what’s in store for the NHS on its 65th birthday.