Finally the folk behind this have come to their senses and will now be pushing instead for a monument within the Parliamentary Triangle. I wonder if the next proposal will be as ambitious as this was.
While immigration is certainly something to be celebrated, I’m not sure that a static monument is going to encourage people to recognise it any more than we already do. If anything it seems to condense 220+ years of successful immigration down to some kind of transient event in the countries history. It also seems single out immigrants, which is rather odd in a country where 25% of us are immigrants, and nearly all the rest are relatively recent descendants thereof.