Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

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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Refugee Children

I've been contacted by constituents who are concerned about lone child refugees making their way across Europe.  During the Second World War the UK offered refuge and asylum to those facing persecution in Europe.  I agree that it's our duty to act again to protect the vulnerable civilians who are being displaced by war and terror – w...
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My response to the refugee crisis

The scenes of displaced people who have risked their lives to seek refuge in Europe are truly heartbreaking. We have a moral obligation to offer refuge to people fleeing conflict and persecution. We can and must do more; the UK Government's slow and limited response is simply not good enough. There is a real need to develop a more co-oper...
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