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The programme covered quite a broad swathe of topics, including extremism in schools and whether beings from other planets have shaped our religions…

Jon appears at the following points 18 mins, 28 mins and 33 mins

The Mirror, 20/10/14

A vast and widening gap between the rich and poor will result in more gated communities, rising crime and racial ghettos, according to an alarming report.

The study, to be published today, insists that the lack of integration between different groups will create a more divided country in the future.

Anushka Asthana, Political Correspondent for Sky News, analyses the economic and social implications of a lack of social integration. The report is based on a new publication by the Social Integration Commission, which found that a lack of integration is costing the UK economy up to £6bn a year – 0.5% of the UK’s total GDP.

The Observer, 06/07/14

A friend tells me her mother is “fully Chinese”, while her father is slightly Spanish, a little Iraqi and “a lot” Jewish. “I tick ‘mixed other’,” she adds, laughing. Throw “white British” into the mix and you have her daughter, whom she and her husband lovingly describe as “the mongrel”.

As ethnicity winds its way down the generations, it creates a complicated yet wonderfully interesting web. 

The Telegraph, 03/07/14

The UK is becoming a racial melting pot with a surge in the number of relationships and marriages across ethnic dividing lines in the last decade, according to official figures.

But while the number of people from black, Asian and mixed-race backgrounds settling down with someone from another group have all risen, white people remain by far the most segregated on the domestic front.

The Times’ Social Affairs Correspondent, Rosemary Bennett, focuses on a key finding in a report produced by the Social Integration Commission, that Britons are largely socialising with people like themselves. The report also found that Britain’s white population mixes less with people from different ethnic groups than than would be expected. 

The Sunday Times’ Kevin Dowling and Nicholas Hellen explore the relationship between increasing diversity and social isolation, in some of Britian’s biggest cities. The article highlights the Social Integration Commission’s key findings in London, particularly relating to interactions between different ethnicities. 

The Mirror, 30/06/14

Analysis of the key findings of the Social Integration Commission’s first report, ‘How integrated is modern Britain?’


The Telegraph, 29/06/14

Decades of efforts to promote multiculturalism have gone into reverse, major new research showing teenagers are no more likely to mix with people from other racial backgrounds than those 40 years older suggests.

We are excited to announce that we will be delivering NCS in new regions, with programmes in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxford starting in 2015. We will then expand to Bradford, Leeds and North Yorkshire in 2016.

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