Hundreds took part in a march from Devonshire Green to Sheffield Town Hall as part of a national day of action to celebrate diversity and the contribution of migrants to British society. The “1 Day Without Us” campaign grew from an idea posted on social media by Sheffield author and journalist Matt Carr in response to the rise of xenophobia after the Brexit vote. It has grown into a national and international solidarity campaign with action groups in towns and cities across the UK. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Shadow Brexit Secretary and Sheffield Central MP Paul Blomfield has accused the government of handling the Brexit negotiations “extremely badly”. The criticism comes as the Prime Minister travels to Brussels for a dinner with European Union leaders in a bid to end the stalemate over arrangements for Britain’s exit from the EU. The meeting, with chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker, comes days after the pair said talks were in “deadlock”. Later this week the Prime Minister and Brexit Secretary David Davis, will be meeting their EU counterparts to continue the Brexit negotiation.
The Space to Think event, organised by Voluntary Action Sheffield, discussed the economic impact of leaving the European Union on Sheffield and the voluntary sector. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
Hallamshire MP and former Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg spoke to Sheffield Live! following the House of Commons vote to leave the European Union. Azz Mohammed reports.
South Yorkshire police hope that joint campaigns with Europe on issues such as modern slavery alongside cooperation on International arrest warrants will continue but say that at the moment how that will happen is unclear.
The groups aim is to keep Britain in the European Union. Labour MEP for Yorkshire and Humber, Linda McAven was invited to Sheffield ink manufacturer, Diamond Dispersions, to find out how they operate inside the EU, and to launch the cross party campaign. She told Sheffield Live why she thinks Britain should stay in the EU, and the effect leaving Europe would have on local businesses.