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Sheffield VC calls for Northern Powerhouse push following Brexit vote

The Vice-Chancellor of Sheffield University, Professor Sir Keith Burnett, has called for a “Brexit government that backs our plan to rebuild our manufacturing industries of the North”. In an article published in the Yorkshire Post responding to the EU referendum vote, he said there needed to be “a real Northern power house with the cash behind it” and that people had “believed the lie on immigration” because of unemployment and austerity.