Latest Issue

Museveni in Neasden

Twenty-five years after their arrival, the Ugandan Asians have become Britain's most successful minority. Now Uganda wants them back. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown remains wary

It made you laugh. More often, though, it made you weep; farce, fact and fantasy fused to create a stinging vapour. They had to pass round bin liners so that people could throw in their sodden tissues. The tears came out of a sense of triumph as much as relief. Twenty-five years ago, we, the Ugandan Asians, were humiliatingly thrown out of that country by Idi Amin, only to face more hatred and degradation in Britain. Today we were revelling in the fact that we are now the most successful immigrant group in Britain. (As Mr Patel said: “We can…

Register today to continue reading

You’ve hit your limit of three articles in the last 30 days. To get seven more, simply enter your email address below.

You’ll also receive our free e-book Prospect’s Top Thinkers 2020 and our newsletter with the best new writing on politics, economics, literature and the arts.

Prospect may process your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, to provide you with newsletters, subscription offers and other relevant information.

Click here to learn more about these purposes and how we use your data. You will be able to opt-out of further contact on the next page and in all our communications.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

We want to hear what you think about this article. Submit a letter to

More From Prospect