Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

Deidre takes on the PM on EU citizens' rights

           At Prime Ministers Questions, SNP MP Deidre Brock called for Theresa May to take back control of her government and give immediate clarity to EU citizens that they can remain with their families after Brexit.Deidre challenged the PM to meet the promise she made in an open letter...
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Scottish food could lose EU protections

The protected status of Scottish speciality foods is under threat from Brexit, Deidre Brock MP has revealed.Geographical specialities from across the country, from Scottish salmon to the Stornoway Black Pudding or the Arbroath Smokie, will no longer be part of the EU Protected Food Name Scheme which has helped promote our food industry.In response...
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This week at Westminster

Here's a taste of my week in the Commons Monday 3 to Friday 7 July 2017Northern Ireland and DUP dealAs the SNP's Northern Ireland spokesperson, the political situation there was high on the agenda this week. It was disappointing that a deal was not reached to restore power sharing governance – these are issues with potentially serious consequences ...
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No way to run a country, Theresa

Article published in the Edinburgh Evening News, March 15, 2017Here we are, then, nine months after the Brexit referendum, eight months since Theresa May became Prime Minister, five months since she promised Scotland a hotline on Brexit negotiations, three months since the Scottish Government published a full position paper on Brexit, still having ...
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Brock warns time running out for compromise deal on Brexit

Deidre Brock MP has urged Theresa May to pick up the phone and make a compromise deal with the First Minister on Brexit if they want the UK to remain together.Deidre, who is SNP spokesperson for devolved government relations, was speaking during a Westminster Hall debate that she called on the impact of triggering Article 50 on the devolution settl...
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Speech: Scotland needs its own immigration policy

I spoke in a debate this afternoon (Thursday March 9) about the Scottish Affairs Committee's report into the demography of Scotland and its implications for devolution. I discussed the differing population needs we have and pressed the case for the UK Government to work with the Scottish Government to find  tailored immigration solut...
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Prime Minister refuses to ask Scottish Parliament for consent on ‘Brexit’ Scotland Act

Prime Minister Theresa May today refused to confirm she would consult with the Scottish people and ask the Scottish Parliament to agree before she changes the Scotland Act after Brexit. In response to a question from Edinburgh North and Leith MP Deidre Brock, Mrs May just said she speaks a lot to the Scottish Government.Speaking after Prime Ministe...
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UK GOVERNMENT URGED TO REJECT BREXITEER BID TO SCRAP ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS

UK GOVERNMENT URGED TO REJECT BREXITEER BID TO SCRAP ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS SNP MP Deidre Brock today used Prime Minister's Questions to urge the UK government to reject proposals by a leading Tory Brexiteer to use leaving the EU as an opportunity to scrap important environmental and safety standards. The MP for Edinburgh North and Leith called ...
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Article 50

I received so many emails about Article 50 with so many different points of view and covering different topics that I have written down my own opinion and a few brief points below.I think our interests are best served inside the European Union - I campaigned for a Remain vote in June and I voted Remain in the referendum. I acknowledge that not ever...
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Surgery for Polish residents

Deidre is holding an extra 'pop-up' surgery for Polish constituents this Friday 18 November 2016The meeting will be held at her constituency office at 166 Great Junction Street when a Polish translator will be available. If that suits you then get along to the office between 6-7pm.Deidre said: "It's great to have so many Polish residents adding to ...
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Speech: Impact of Brexit on Tourism

As the walls go up to build fortress Brexit and we are told to duck and cover while the assembled intellectual might of the leave campaign protects us from foreigners, let us take a moment to think this through. Is it really to our advantage to cut ourselves off from tourists, customers, trade and exchange? Deidre Brock MP Sp...
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Brexit: UK Government stance leaves Scottish financial sector in limbo

No answer from PM on future of EU 'passporting' for financial servicesUK Government stance leaves Scottish financial sector in limboThe Prime Minister, Theresa May, refused to give Scotland's financial sector any reassurances over retaining crucial 'passporting' rights in the finance sector when the UK leaves the EU under questioning from Deidre Br...
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My views on Brexit

The EU referendum, its possible implications and what happens to Scotland in the middle of all of this has been the biggest part of communications I have received since the decision was taken.I campaigned for a Remain vote and I am desperately sorry that we lost. I'm gutted that the rights, privileges and benefits of EU citizenship are to be d...
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