Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

Opposing the Trade Union Bill

It was a busy week in Westminster. On Monday, the SNP led the opposition against the UK Government's regressive trade union reform bill. The bill aims to introduce unacceptable changes to workers' rights; it would rig the rules by introducing higher voting thresholds in strike ballots, end the ban on agency workers during strikes, and introduce re...
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Northern Ireland Statement

On Tuesday I spoke on behalf of the SNP group in response to the Secretary for State for Northern Ireland Ms Theresa Villier's statement about recent developments in Stormont. This is a difficult situation and I hope all parties can come together in a spirit of compromise and co-operation. The full text of my response can be found here: ...
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Tax Credit Cuts

On Tuesday the UK Government introduced tax credit changes that will mean drastic cuts to the income of 3 million families in low-paid work across the UK, almost 200,000 in Scotland. These changes were first announced in the Chancellor's Budget in July. The SNP group voted against these damaging cuts which hurt the working poor and increase i...
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