After joining volunteers over the weekend for socially-distanced leafleting for my Big Conversation, I’ve several online events this week. I’ll be meeting with students at the UTC, hearing views on local democracy at an event with Sheffield for Democracy, and there’s an open event on issue too. I really want to hear your views to shape my year ahead in Parliament, so find out more and sign up here.
Tomorrow I’ll be questioning the Business Secretary on the end of furloughing and on Wednesday I’ll be voting on the renewal of the emergency powers on coronavirus, but otherwise Brexit dominates my week again. I set out Labour’s opposition to Government plans to break international law with their Internal Market Bill last week and tomorrow I’ll be joining colleagues on the front bench as it reaches the end of discussion in the Commons before moving to the Lords.
On Thursday I’ll be questioning Michael Gove on progress in the talks on our future relationship with the EU, with the final scheduled round ending that day. I’ll also be discussing the issue in meetings with Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders and the Yorkshire and Humberside CBI, as well as diplomats from the Nordic and Benelux embassies.
Also this week I’ve meetings with the Director of Public Health and the City Council on the local position with Covid-19, with the police on recent incidents in Nether Edge and Sharrow, and with Labour Friends of Kashmir.