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Ethnic Groups in the United Kingdom

Why Scotland should stay in the union

The call for a referendum on Scottish independence has sparked debate on the future of this land of five million people.

Thursday, 3 May, 2012, 12:00am

Equality commissioner slams civil service for racial stereotyping

The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) says a government questionnaire on race for civil servants should be changed because one of the questions makes blanket assumptions about how a person's skin colour denotes their nationality.

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

This Little Britain

This Little Britain by Harry Bingham Fourth Estate HK$128

1 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

No cheating please, we're British ... whatever that means


There they sat in the BMW, a couple tapping away on their laptops, wires brimming from their car parked outside Wimbledon library in southwest London.

19 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Misplaced patriotism?

You may by now be fed up with the controversy surrounding last month's service at St John's Cathedral to mark Queen Elizabeth's birthday, but it throws some interesting light on Hong Kong's angst over its own patriotism.

5 May 2006 - 12:00am

Best of British must allow for individuality

Hong Kong people probably have a better idea than most of what the British are all about. We were, after all, ruled for more than 150 years by people from this notoriously cold and wet little island on the opposite side of the world.

12 Mar 2005 - 12:00am

Huge rise in number of British immigrants

Total for UK citizens exceeds figure for Southeast Asia for first time in 10 years

For the first time in nearly a decade, the number of British immigrants accepted by Australia has outstripped those from Southeast Asia, a report revealed yesterday.

23 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

The Empire in black and white

Often described as Britain's black Roddy Doyle, Andrea Levy prefers to call herself 'the bastard child of Empire'. 'When I say I'm English, it's not an act of patriotism, it's almost an act of defiance ... I'm the bastard child Britain doesn't really want to acknowledge,' she says.

18 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

First demographic profile shows 279,600 residents belong to other ethnic groups

The non-ethnic-Chinese population of Hong Kong stands at 4.1 per cent, according to a new government profile of ethnic minorities.

A survey found there were about 279,600 people classified as non-Chinese, with the territory's 158,100 Filipinos representing 57 per cent of this group. Indonesians made up the second biggest minority, at 40,100 or 14 per cent.

3 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Migrants dirty and uneducated: poll

People are becoming less tolerant towards mainland migrants and regard them as uneducated and unhygienic, according to a survey.

The Chinese University poll found most people believe newly arrived migrants are here to take jobs and help themselves to welfare.

7 Sep 1999 - 12:00am

Aggrieved over view of Gypsy life in Slovakia

I would like to respond to David Wallen's article 'Gypsy boat people set sail for better life' (South China Morning Post, October 25) about the recent wave of Gypsy asylum-seekers to arrive in Britain.

The article gives rather a distorted picture of the problem.

18 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Expats from UK pulling out in droves

Britons are leaving the territory in droves although the expatriate community is growing, according to Immigration Department statistics.

The figures show the number of British expatriates slumped by 25 per cent over the past 10 months, the first drop in their numbers since 1991.

3 Feb 1997 - 12:00am