Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

Brock responds to Queen's Speech: time for Tories to change the record

Deidre Brock MP (Edinburgh North and Leith) has called on the Tories to stop their ideologically driven assaults on welfare and public services and start getting their own house in order – including more efforts to tackle tax avoidance.Speaking in response to the Queen's speech, Ms Brock, who sits on the Public Accounts Committee at Westminster, po...
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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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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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