What does it mean to be British?
History informs today's immigration. How does a tribe live with the foreigner? Treat them too badly, and they won’t come. Treat them too well, and what is the privilege of being a citizen?
Migration through naturalization involves not just legal assimilation, which is important, but also a more nebulous type of social and cultural integration—an old-fashioned commitment to becoming part of this tribe.
This article explores Britain's history of accepting immigrants from Hardian's wall to Brexit, and the issues facing the European Community.