Conservative MP Dominic Grieve writes the first inÂ the Runnymede Platform series. His paper, entitled Conservatism and Community Cohesion,Â looks atÂ how the Conservative Party's principles and potential policies marry with the divisive and politically charged topics of race equality and a multi-ethnic society.
The report also includes responses from academics, including Lord Bhikhu Parekh, chair of theÂ Runnymede Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain; Montserrat Guibernau of the Queen Mary University of London; Ludi Simpson of the Cathie Marsh Centre of Census and Survey Research at the University of Manchester and Shamit Saggar of the University of Sussex.
Runnymede Platform promotes free and exploratory thinking on race, ethnicity and equality. The facts presented and views expressed in speeches and essays in the series are, however, those of the individual authors and not necessarily those of Runnymede.