How we speak about migrants and refugees matters. We will challenge the narrative when they are demonised, and will openly demonstrate how positively migration benefits our society through our communication channels
Letter to the Prime Minister- Your Words Matter
In partnership with the3million, we wrote to the Prime Minister on the eve of the General Election, asking him to apologise for his comments scapegoating EU citizens and migrants.
In an interview with Sophy Ridge on Sunday on 8 December, the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson made a statement that EU citizens have been able to “treat the UK as if it’s part of their own country” for too long. This statement insinuated that EU citizens and other migrants have overstayed their welcome, and vilified them for making the UK their home, just like some UK nationals make other EU countries their home.
Not ‘illegal’- HUMAN
We have been campaigning against the use of the word ‘illegal’ by the media and other stakeholders. The term is and has always been dehumanising and has a direct impact on the those who are labelled as such. We want the media to stop scapegoating migrants and end the use of the dehumanising term ‘illegal immigrants’. It is not only morally wrong but also factually incorrect.
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