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Joanna Lumley, actress

“The aims and aspirations of OBON are extremely impressive and timely. I wish the project all the success it so richly deserves and I support its vision of one Nation with all my heart.”

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Mr Anil Bhanot OBE Managing Director Hindu Council UK

“I can safely say that the Hindus living in Britain proudly identify themselves as British Hindus and share so much in common with the British culture than the Indian subcontinents. We share in all the festivities of this country and work towards enhancing the core values of equality, justice and fairness. This is what makes Britain a dynamic culture and a nation to be proud of. We see Britain as our home and fully support the noble cause of OBON and will actively do what we can to ensure that this vision is realised to its full potential to make our country great.”

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Dr Omer El-Hamdoon President, Muslim Association of Britain (MAB)

“I have read your letter regarding the foundation of one Britain one nation (OBON); and I have read the vision of the organisation, the mission and its aims. Based on this, the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB) fully supports such an organisation working towards promoting good responsible citizenship from all elements of society; and encouraging involvement of Britain’s diverse communities. For many years, MAB has been keen in encouraging Muslims to actively participate in the British Society, which is our society and we care for it. I do wish that you are able to found this organisation, and that it works to achieve its full potential. You can rely on our support.”

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Gordon Taylor OBE, Chief Executive, Professional Footballers’ Association

“The PFA strives for football to bring together all members of the football family irrespective of colour, creed, race, religion and politics to make the world a better place. As such we are very pleased to support One Britain, One Nation”

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Brandon Lewis MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of Department of Communities and Local Government

“The union flag is a powerful symbol of our national identity and there is huge potential to better utilise it and all it represents to celebrate Britishness and the community spirit of the nation. We regularly fly the union flag from our buildings and other government departments do likewise. I therefore wish you every success in your campaign.”

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The Right Honourable Sir Malcolm Rifkind MP

“Yours is a thoroughly worthwhile venture, concerning one of the most pertinent issues in society today. I wish you every success with it and hope that you will keep me updated as to your progress.”

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The Right Honourable Lord Tebbit CH

“You are quite right. Unless we all accept an over-riding common loyalty and common culture within which we can enjoy our own traditions without violating what we hold in common our society will disintegrate into warring factions. The concept of ‘One Britain One Nation’ is the alternative to this kingdom becoming no more than a territory inhabited by separate societies living in Bantustans.”

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The Right Honourable Lord Dholakia PC, DL, OBE: Deputy Leader, Liberal Democrats

“I am delighted to endorse your initiative and wish you success in establishing a national organisation with a key aim to promote a national consensus about One Britain and One Nation. All good causes have small beginnings. A time will come when the ripple effect of your cause will encompass all communities living in Britain. Good luck”

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The Right Honourable Lord David Steel of Aikwood

“As one who enjoyed four of my school years in multi-racial Kenya, I welcome the OBON organisation in the UK and I wish it every success.”

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The Rt. Hon. Professor The Baroness Caroline Cox of Queensbury

“I congratulate you on this vision and commitment to promote appreciation of the cultural and political heritage of the United Kingdom. We citizens of the UK have been privileged to inherit a rich heritage and fundamental freedoms. We have a duty to pass these on to the new generation undiminished. I wish OBON well in its contribution to the fulfilment of this responsibility.”

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The Rt Honourable Lord Carlile CBE. QC

“I support your initiative. Your aim is to make all citizens share the meaning of and pride in being British, regardless of ethnic or other background. I share that aspiration. All good wishes for your work.”

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The Right Honourable Lord Noon. MBE

“The concept of OBON is very dear to my heart and I wish you every success with this laudable initiative of bringing people together as one. OBON will be a catalyst of change that will positively impact our Nation.”

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The Right Honourable Lord Wills of North Swindon and Woodside Park

“OBON sounds like a most worth while initiative and I support its aims and its search for what unites us as a nation rather than a focus on what divide us. You have my best wishes for your work putting this ideal into practice.”

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Mike Jatania, CEO of Lornamead

“Bringing our diverse cultures, ages and religions together to create a stronger, more united community is a mission that One Britain One Nation (OBON) should be proud of. As an entrepreneurial family we are always committed to bringing together people from different backgrounds to strive towards one common business goal but only with the commitment of organisations such as OBON can aspirations for a fully integrated, respectful and proud nation be realised on a wider scale. We fully support OBON’s vision to create a strong, fair, harmonious and proud British nation as we are the generation that needs to lead this change for the better.”

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Shaykh Ibrahim Mogra Imam & Chair of the Muslim Council of Britain’s Interfaith Committee

“The Qur’an declares that the diversity of humanity is all part of God’s design for this very special creation. God wants us to interact with one another and take care of each other and thereby live as one people with respect for all as equals. This vision of the Qur’an is precisely the vision OBON is promoting. I fully support this noble effort and pray that it is successful.”

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The Rt. Rev Onye Obika Secretary Genera International Ministerial Council of Great Britain

“I thank God for your vision of unity that cuts across culture, politics, race and religion in Britain. I see it as a pro-active attempt to restructure the way we think about ourselves in society. I wish you every success and please keep me informed about developments.”

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Dr Natubhai Shah MBBS PhD: Chair/CEO Jain Network UK

“Please find our response to your benevolent project. The important aspect for the success of such a project is education on religious and cultural aspect of all faiths: Baha’i, Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Jainism, Judaism, Sikhism Zoroastrianism and the diverse communities.”

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Dr Musharraf Hussain OBE CEO & Chief Imam

“It’s a pleasure to hear from you particularly about this new wonderful initiative of yours. I fully support the vision of one Britain one nation. It’s not just a dream but this should be made a reality. It is only through living together peacefully and respectfully and lovingly that we can have true posterity and here by prosperity. I mean economic well-being and moral and spiritual well-being. I would love to work along with you to make your vision a reality for the good of our country and its people. So on that note, I wish you success and hope you’re able to realise this wonderful dream.”

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Julie Siddiqi Executive Director, Islamic Society of Britain.

“It’s really important in the times we currently see ourselves in, that this great country of ours and all the good people in it, find ways to work together. Education, getting to know each other and spending time in positive social action projects with friends from backgrounds and cultures different to our own will all yield positive results. Encouraging all people – men and women, young and old, faith or no faith – to feel valued as members of this society at all levels is crucial and this is something we have to all work to achieve together. I look forward to seeing how this initiative develops and am supportive of the positive outcomes I’m sure we will see.”

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The Rt. Hon Baroness Campbell of Surbiton DBE

“I am a wheelchair user who has long championed inclusion for disabled people and particularly welcome your aim to bring about the spirit of inclusion on a wider national scale. The values you describe are honourable ones and it is truly a tall order, but where will we be if nobody raises the bar? Your letter drew me in and I wish you every success in this endeavour. I would welcome hearing about the projects developments.”

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The Rt Revd Tim Stevens Bishop of Leicester, Church of England

“I am happy to support your initiative since, as Bishop of Leicester, I recognise how important it is that diverse communities and Nations learn the cost of building trust and community.”

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The Baroness Shreela Flather JP DL FRSA.

“I entirely support the idea of encouraging all of us from different parts of the world who have made our home here to become part of this country and this Nation.I always have and have made many speeches in the House of the subject and I am happy to support OBON.”

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Aliya Azam President of the Christian Muslim Forum

“The ‘One Britain One Nation’ is an excellent initiative, educating us all of our future in a world in which one can succumb to the dichotomy between ‘us’ and ‘them’, we are challenged to transcend (not deny) our differences, affirm our common humanity and realise ‘we’ are inter-connected and co-dependent. OBON encourages a sense of identity and community cohesion. Through the subject of Religious Education, OBON can facilitate support in understanding and empathy for people who hold different faiths and beliefs.”

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Rt Rev Paul Hendricks Auxiliary Bishop in the R/C Archdiocese of Southwark

“I am delighted to see the One Britain One Nation proposal and I warmly congratulate you on this excellent initiative. I am so glad that here we have an ideal that seeks to emphasise and encourage what is best and noblest in people of all cultures, religions and social backgrounds. As Co-Chair of the Christian-Muslim Forum, I find dialogue with people of other religions enriches my own faith and understanding. We have so much to offer each other in this respect. Over the past few years I have also taken an increasing interest in promoting access for deaf people, those who are physically disabled and people with learning difficulties. For this reason, too, the inclusive approach of this proposal attracts me very much. I pray that it will meet with the success it deserves.”

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Tony Robinson Bishop of Pontefract, Chair of Kirklees Faiths Forum

“I want to encourage all people of faith in Britain to support the ‘One Britain One Nation’ campaign to create a real sense of pride and solidarity for Great Britain. On Sunday 11th August the campaign is asking Churches, Mosques, Temples, Synagogues and other civic buildings to fly the Union Jack. Over the coming months and years we need to unite together to foster a deeper sense of togetherness as we face many difficult situations nationally and internationally. Being ‘Better neighbours’ is a common theme and requirement in all faith traditions. By getting to know the strangers in our midst we will help to build better and more cohesive communities in Britain and stand against those who seek to divide and destroy all that is good.”

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Andrew Prodger Powerboat GP

“So many times in the media do we see negative issues between cultures, races and nationalities. Let’s hope that OBON receives the attention it deserves for trying to make Britain to become a truly United Kingdom. Everyone in the UK, regardless of race and religion needs to pull together to help make Britain great! OBON’s campaign is such a worthwhile and important cause and we wish it every success.”

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Colin Nicholson Chief Executive, British Wrestling Association

“As the National Governing Body for the sport of Olympic-Style Wrestling in the UK, the British Wrestling Association supports the concept of One Britain One Nation.”