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Sunder Katwala is director of British Future and former general secretary of the Fabian Society.
The demise of the BNP is an important achievement which tells us something positive about mainstream civic society and politics in Britain.
Transforming the right's standing among ethnic groups requires a longer march than is available in the final year of this Parliament.
A new generation is averse to forms of patriotic expression which are either too demonstrative or too angry. But there is no shortage of pride in British identity.
If Euroscepticism does not have a much broader appeal than Ukip, Nigel Farage risks becoming an unlikely heir to the late Tony Benn.
Whatever its faults, the paper was responsible for the best, most courageous and most impactful newspaper front page of my lifetime - on Stephen Lawrence.