May 1st, 2015
Splendid and focused Sheffield Hallam anti-TTIP meeting
By 38 Degrees team
Carlton Reeve (Independent), Oliver Coppard (The Labour Party),Blanche Jones (chair; Campaigns Director, 38 Degrees) Nick Clegg’s representative Joe Otten (who is standing for the Liberal Democrats in Sheffield Central) and Peter Garbutt, Candidate (Green Party). And at the end we were extremely fortunate to have: John Hilary (War on Want) who introduced the proceedings.
Although Joe Otten, from the Liberal Democrats, supports TTIP, it was very good that he was there because he opened up the debate and made some of us think more clearly.
Given the format there was a great deal of audience participation
One the candidates remarked to me at the end. “It was a pleasure to go to a well informed and packed husting where waffle was kept to a minimum. Thank you 38 Degrees“.
And a big thank you to the other players who helped make things happen. And of course to Jess who took the pictures.