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Why we should grant foreign key workers free British citizenship

Individuals and wider society would benefit from a concrete act of goodwill

By Phoebe Arslanagic-Wakefield  

Time to thank foreign key workers with more than just gestures. Richard Gray/EMPICS Entertainment

In the UK, as the first vaccine is rolled out, parts of the nation’s initial effort to show solidarity have understandably fallen by the wayside. For nine weeks earlier this year, the UK flung its windows open every Thursday evening to Clap for Our Carers in a collective show of gratitude and in recognition of the immense pressure the pandemic has exerted on key workers.

But with the last Clap for Our Carers many months…

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