This 'in conversation' event with two leading parliamentarians and members of the Labour family is the first of the Fabian Society fringe at Labour party conference 2016, and is in partnership with The Challenge.
Following a referendum campaign which exposed deep divides in our country and the recent rise in racially motivated attacks, what steps must Labour take to unite our communities and avert social breakdown?
How could a post-Brexit immigration system be designed to promote social integration and cohesion? How should Labour respond to anti-immigrant sentiment in the areas we represent and address people’s concerns about the pace of change in their communities? Are there solutions to be found in the ideas of Blue Labour and the devolution agenda?
Chuka Umunna has argued for a radical new approach to the immigration debate - celebrating diversity and the benefits it brings, but emphasising the need for policymakers to build bonds of trust between migrants and members of settled population and break down barriers to integration. Could this represent a path forward for Labour?
Speakers: Chuka Umunna MP (Labour MP for Streatham) and Lord Maurice Glasman (Labour peer, House of Lords). Chaired by Anushka Asthana (political editer, The Guardian)