20th February 2017
To imagine a London or Britain without migrants is to imagine a much less dynamic, colourful, well-functioning city and country, it simply would not feel like the home I know.
Migration is such a natural part of human existence and the UK has gained so much from being open to all that migrants from all corners of the world bring. Without migrants our health services, our economy would not function, our societies and communities would be so diminished and the opportunities for Britons to go forth and contribute to other countries and cultures would also be lost.
On this day let us reflect on the journeys that have brought migrants to our shores and let us celebrate their vast contributions to our cities and country.