Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

Speech: Audacious Women of Art

Pauline Boty created pop art works in the early 1960s – right at the leading edge of the new art – it was her ideas and her imagination that sparked a movement but the artists that most people remember today are boring old guys like Warhol. Compared to the vibrant sensuality of Boty, the Campbell's soup can is as cream of chicken as it gets. ...
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Overseas students are the Real McCoy for Edinburgh

The Real McCoy, Elijah McCoy that is, studied mechanical engineering at Edinburgh University. He was a foreign student whose later inventions meant railway locomotives ran better. Heriot Watt University has over 116,000 alumni worldwide in over 190 countries. Edinburgh College has links to India and Dubai and historic links in Azerbaijan, Egypt and...
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DUMP THE RAPE CLAUSE SAYS BROCK – PUBLIC’S HELP NEEDED

Deidre Brock, MP for Edinburgh North and Leith, has called for Edinburgh residents to join the campaign to dump the rape clause in tax credits. She said that people power was needed to help reject plans from the Tory government to restrict tax credits to two children and introduce a "medieval" clause for vulnerable women. Last year the UK Governmen...
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Edinburgh University “annoyed” at snub for post-study visa pilot

The Principal of Edinburgh University said he was "jolly annoyed" at not being given the chance to take part in a new post-study visa scheme being piloted at four prestigious universities in England, despite the success of the previous scheme in Scotland.Professor Sir Timothy O'Shea was speaking to the Scottish Affairs Committee during an evidence ...
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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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Speech: Edinburgh rally for refugees

Instead of greeting refugees and asylum seekers with suspicion and bureaucracy and a Border Force programmed to turn them away we should be greeting them with compassion and blankets, with food and with welcome. Deidre Brock MP I was at the Edinburgh rally for refugees at the weekend and we heard some harrowing stories. I find...
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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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Brock welcomes Royal High School decision

Commenting on today's decision by Edinburgh Council to refuse proposals for the six star hotel in the former Royal High School building, Deidre Brock MP said:-"This was a passionate debate and everyone involved wants what's best for Edinburgh, but I believe the right decision was made. I've no objection to a new hotel in the city, but this is simpl...
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