The Commission for Racial Equality has released a new study on British identity. CRE chief Trevor Phillips comments:
This research is certainly heartening. It is encouraging to know that people in Britain, no matter what their race or faith share a common set of ideas about what makes us good citizens. This is a great foundation for us to build on.
There are people in our society who do not feel they belong, that they don’t have a stake. But this shows there can be a common bond between us all if we are ready to create it. These ‘British’ qualities are found in all sorts of people. Perhaps there is more that unites us than we all think. (CRE)
Although there are no quantitive findings in the report, it's conclusions are a little more complex than Phillips suggests: