Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

Leaving the EU: a disaster in slow motion

Today (Wed 31 Jan) we debated the UK Government's analysis papers on leaving the EU. I believe the papers must be made public, although I have my doubts they'll tell us much we don't already know .... here's my speech... Everybody with any sense of how the world works, or indeed, even the tiniest ability to listen to experts, knows that leaving the...
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Mundell is caught knitting on the job

This article first appeared in Edinburgh Evening News Monday 15 January 2018 In the days of the French revolution a tricoteuse was a woman who sat and knitted while attending public executions. The advance of gender equality means we now have a male version of the tricoteuse in the shape of the Scottish Secretary David Mundell MP. The unfortun...
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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 lette...
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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 respons...
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No way to run a country, Theresa

Article published in the Edinburgh Evening News, March 15, 2017 Here 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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Surgery for Polish residents

Deidre is holding an extra 'pop-up' surgery for Polish constituents this Friday 18 November 2016 The 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 t...
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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 services UK Government stance leaves Scottish financial sector in limbo The 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 ...
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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 ...
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