Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

UK GENERAL ELECTION CALLED – CHANCE FOR PUBLIC TO GIVE VERDICT ON TORY GOVERNMENT

Responding to the Prime Minister's decision to call an early General Election, Deidre Brock MP said:"The election gives the public the chance to give their verdict on the UK Tory Government. Voters across Scotland will be able to make it clear what they think of the callous treatment Theresa May and her Government have handed out to people who are ...
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March e-newsletter

​A round-up of recent work at Westminster and in the constituency. Sign up here if you'd like to receive my newsletters in your in-box.Read archived March issue online here.
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Cuts will help disabled people into work - aye, right

This article first appeared in the Edinburgh Evening News on March 28, 2017. http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/opinion/deidre-brock-cuts-will-help-disabled-into-work-aye-right-1-4404620April is coming, spring is here and summer is on its way. All seems right with the world and happiness is all around. Unless you're one of those people – yo...
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Speech: Edinburgh Gurdwara

I spoke at the 40th anniversary of Gurdwara on Sunday (March 26). Speaking in the aftermath of the attack at Westminster it was a time to re-inforce the message of 'kinship of all' and celebrate the Sikh community's four decades of contribution to Edinburgh and Leith. You and I and all of our neighbours, whether they live next door or...
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No way to run a country, Theresa

Article published in the Edinburgh Evening News, March 15, 2017Here 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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Brock warns time running out for compromise deal on Brexit

Deidre Brock MP has urged Theresa May to pick up the phone and make a compromise deal with the First Minister on Brexit if they want the UK to remain together.Deidre, who is SNP spokesperson for devolved government relations, was speaking during a Westminster Hall debate that she called on the impact of triggering Article 50 on the devolution settl...
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Behind the doors at Custom House

The marvellous old Custom House building has stood proudly at The Shore welcoming ships to Leith since 1812 but in ...
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Speech: Scotland needs its own immigration policy

I spoke in a debate this afternoon (Thursday March 9) about the Scottish Affairs Committee's report into the demography of Scotland and its implications for devolution. I discussed the differing population needs we have and pressed the case for the UK Government to work with the Scottish Government to find  tailored immigration solut...
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WASPI rally - the fight goes on for pension justice

I had a good meeting with WASPI women in London yesterday. (that's Women Against State Pension Inequality' for anyone who still doesn't know!) They are campaigning hard for justice for thousands of women born in the 1950s who had their retirement plans shattered by abrupt changes to the state pension age. There was a massive turnout of women f...
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Prime Minister refuses to ask Scottish Parliament for consent on ‘Brexit’ Scotland Act

Prime Minister Theresa May today refused to confirm she would consult with the Scottish people and ask the Scottish Parliament to agree before she changes the Scotland Act after Brexit. In response to a question from Edinburgh North and Leith MP Deidre Brock, Mrs May just said she speaks a lot to the Scottish Government.Speaking after Prime Ministe...
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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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Leith International Women's Day

Leith has no shortage of inspiring women, not least the legend that is Mary Moriarty! Mary opened proceedings at the third Leith International Women's Day event on Saturday, telling us about some of the local women who inspired her.Held at South Leith Parish Church Hall, this was a really positive multicultural event with lots of performa...
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Traidcraft Big Brew

It's Fairtrade Fortnight, and this Friday and Saturday I attended two 'Tradecraft Big Brew' fundraising events in north Edinburgh, where copious amounts of coffee, tea and delicious home baking was consumed.All the goods were fair trade and all the money raised was to help lift people out of poverty in rural Africa, where 70% of people depend on ag...
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Audacious Women Festival

Absolutely delighted to be playing a small role in the Audacious Women Festival. On Saturday Feb 25 I'm hosting a talk about how art as well as politics moves things forward for women .... I'll chat about some of the fantastic women that have inspired me from history and bring us up to modern times with help from three inspiring women of the c...
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PMQs: Brock questions May on human rights

Below is my question to Prime Minister Theresa May during today's PMQ's (February 1). It refers to Ms May's recent meetings with Donald Trump and then President Erdogan of Turkey whose regime has become increasingly authoritarian since the failed coup attempt last summer. Ms May seems reluctant to challenge or criticise either leader...
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SNP MPs HARDEST WORKING IN PARLIAMENT IN 2016

New figures have revealed Scottish National Party MPs were the hardest working in the UK Parliament during 2016 with higher levels of participation. SNP MPs spoke in an average of 64 debates last year, significantly more than Labour and Tory MPs.Data released by the House of Commons Library has also revealed the number of times the word "Scotland" ...
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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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December Newsletter 2016

Deidre's latest e-newsletter is now available online - click here to read. If you want to receive the newsletter in your in-box then subscribe here.
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UK GOVERNMENT URGED TO REJECT BREXITEER BID TO SCRAP ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS

UK GOVERNMENT URGED TO REJECT BREXITEER BID TO SCRAP ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS SNP MP Deidre Brock today used Prime Minister's Questions to urge the UK government to reject proposals by a leading Tory Brexiteer to use leaving the EU as an opportunity to scrap important environmental and safety standards. The MP for Edinburgh North and Leith called ...
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Article 50

I received so many emails about Article 50 with so many different points of view and covering different topics that I have written down my own opinion and a few brief points below.I think our interests are best served inside the European Union - I campaigned for a Remain vote in June and I voted Remain in the referendum. I acknowledge that not ever...
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