Covid-19 has legitimised once-radical ideas in UK, say Green leaders

Siân Berry and Jonathan Bartley tell party conference Britain has ‘glimpsed a different world’

The peak of the coronavirus lockdown showed how the UK can become a better country, with wages subsidised, rough sleeping almost eliminated and proper recognition of health and care staff, the co-leaders of the Green party have told their annual conference.

Siân Berry and Jonathan Bartley, delivering the speech in parallel, as the party has done since its first co-leadership four years ago, said the government action to cope with Covid-19 had demonstrated the viability of seemingly radical ideas.

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