Brexit and the NHS – street stall campaign in Sheffield
30 January 2018
On Saturday, I joined a street stall outside Sheffield Town Hall organised by “Sheffield for Europe” to support the European Movement national day of action to highlight concerns about the impact of Brexit on the NHS. The campaign is asking the government to rethink its decision to leave the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom), a nuclear safety body linked but not wholly part of the EU. The issue for the NHS is that EURATOM also facilitates the flow of medical isotopes across the EU - crucial for the UK which is dependent on imports from other EU countries for many cancer treatments. Despite wind and rain, people queued to sign our petition and were keen to stop and talk about the impact of Brexit. This event in Sheffield was one of a number of campaigns taking place by similar groups in other towns and cities across the country.
You can read more about the cross-party, grassroots European Movement campaign and their events on their website here. There is also a report about the campaign event on the Sheffield Live website that you can watch here.