Board of Deputies reacts to Green Party leader’s call for a ban on Halal meat

Board of Deputies President Marie van der Zyl has responded  to the call for a ban on Halal meat by Green Party Co-Leader Jonathan Bartley.

Marie said: “We have emerged from the Sabbath to learn that Green Party Co-Leader Jonathan Bartley has called for a ban on Halal meat, which could also have consequences for Kosher meat. Such a move would have grave implications for religious freedom and the functioning of Muslim and Jewish life in the UK. We would urge Mr Bartley to retract these comments which drive a coach and horses through the Green Party’s more inclusive policy on this issue.”

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