Deidre Brock MP

Member of Parliament for Edinburgh North & Leith

Woman and Work Debate

Dignity at work for women everywhere should be one of our core demands in politics. This is not about women getting a special deal; it is about dignity and respect. Deidre Brock MP During a debate on 'Women and Work', Deidre points out a few areas where the UK Government are missing opportunities to break down barriers for women. Full tran...
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My Working Week: March 5th - 10th

MONDAY March 5On Monday I responded for the SNP to Sajid Javid's statement on the overhaul of the National Policy Planning framework in England (although the announcements, such as they were, had been largely pre-empted by May earlier that day)I offered him some suggestions for additional action based on the SNP government strategies and results bu...
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Changing things by changing the way we look

The Welfare State is one of the best ideas of the 20th century, giving people the chance to start again when their lives are damaged. Some people have had to depend on it for extended periods of time and some have had the safety net catch them so they could climb back up again.It's been under attack for decades now, a toxic narrative of "scroungers...
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Scottish Affairs Committee explore post-Brexit immigration policy

The Scottish Affairs Committee met this week in Kirkcaldy to explore how post-Brexit immigration policy should address the needs of current migrants, the agricultural sector and rural and remote communities in Scotland. The Committee was addressed by members of the Fife Migrants Forum about their experiences of coming to live and work in Scotl...
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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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