Campaigners from Sheffield for Europe have welcomed the government’s promise to allow MPs a vote to delay departure from the European Union or rule out a no-deal Brexit, if Parliament rejects the Prime Minister’s deal for a second time. Mary Seneviratne, a People’s Vote campaigner told Sheffield Live! the government is “moving in the right direction.” Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said his party will support a second referendum if his proposed Brexit deal is defeated. Baillor Jalloh reports.
Pro-European campaigners demonstrate at Sheffield Town Hall as MPs vote to reject the Prime Minister’s Brexit withdrawal agreement. Sheffield Live! reporter Baillor Jalloh spoke to Neil Schofield, chair of Sheffield for Europe.
With parliamentary debate once again underway on government proposals for Brexit, Sheffield Live! asked residents whether their views have changed on leaving the European Union. Azz Mohammed reports for Sheffield Live!
With debate continuing over the government’s proposals on Britain leaving the European Union, Sheffield Live! asked local residents their views on Brexit and the proposal on offer. Baillor Jalloh reports.
Shadow Policing Minister, Louise Haigh, told Sheffield Live! Labour will not support the government’s Brexit deal following the postponement of a parliamentary vote on the proposals. In an interview with Sheffield Live! the Heeley MP said: “We are not going to support a deal that will hurt our constituents”. Prime Minister Theresa May has told MPs they will now get to vote on the deal in the week commencing 14 January 2019. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
Sian Berry, in a first visit to Sheffield as co-leader of the Green Party, has said the British people should have a final say on the Brexit deal. Baillor Jalloh reports for Sheffield Live!
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.