9 October 2017
At its Autumn Conference in Harrogate the Green Party has agreed a new policy calling for the introduction of a Bank Holiday to mark the contribution migrants have made to Britain.
The policy was passed overwhelming by delegates at their conference.
Co-leader Jonathan Bartley said:
“In a political climate that has become increasingly hostile towards migrants, it is more important than ever that we speak up, cherish, and recognise the enormous contribution they have made to this country. Nothing can be done to completely right the historic wrongs that were inflicted on the travellers, the slaves, and the refugees who have come to Britain but we can use our influence today to make Britain a more welcoming and inclusive society tomorrow."