Deidre Brock Profile picture
SNP MP for Edinburgh North and Leith. Environment Food Rural Affairs & COP26 spokesperson Full contact details on my website - https://t.co/yCnOfAtb6Z
May 25, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Continuing very high and unjustifiable spending on social media advertising by the Scotland Office - a zombie department whose only role is propaganda in Scotland for the UK Government There's also the best part of a million pounds spent on spin doctors for a department with just three ministers
Jan 28, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
This, it seems, is what Scottish Tories are content to have instead of leadership. Richard Lochhead was answering the Scottish Affairs Committee's questions and this was how Douglas Ross started - This was the Minister for Further Education, Higher Education, and Science in the Scottish Government introducing his colleagues, by the way -
Jan 27, 2021 12 tweets 4 min read
The UK Government has no idea how much fish is being caught in Scottish waters by EU fishing vessels. How do I know? I asked. Image The EU Vessel List I mention in that question can be found on the UK Government's website on this page - gov.uk/guidance/unite…
Jan 21, 2021 9 tweets 4 min read
Bad news for anyone in Scotland's fishing industries hoping for some action from the UK Government to help with that problem of getting their products to the European markets #BrexitChaos It wasn't just me who got a negative response, either, @Stuart_McDonald and @neilgraysnp pressed for support for Scotland's fishing industry but the Tory Government still doesn't see the problem -
Sep 17, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
This is Tory Scottish Secretary Alister Jack saying that Scotland and Wales shouldn't be allowed to decide what to do on tackling covid - He's giving evidence to the Scottish Affairs Committee today, you can watch it here - parliamentlive.tv/Event/Index/b0…
Aug 5, 2019 15 tweets 5 min read
Here's a story about the Canadian Military clearing unexploded munitions from the seabed around Canada - bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-… Contrast that with the UK Government who dumped a load of weapons into the sea - independent.co.uk/news/tons-of-a…
Jul 10, 2019 11 tweets 5 min read
Tens of millions of pounds, rebellious Scots to crush... heraldscotland.com/news/17759643.… but the article says that 'just' £100,000 gets spent promoting the Union. David Mundell's bill for spindoctors alone is over £700,000 - I know because I asked the question - parliament.uk/business/publi…
Apr 23, 2019 11 tweets 4 min read
This young woman spent two days on a train to get here because she refuses to fly now. Governments should already be acting on this, following the lead of @scotgov @scotgov Addressing climate change is not easy and there is no magic formula to turn back the climate clock. The warnings reach back four decades - Climate Change and Society was published in 1981, for example - but Government action has been fairly thin on the ground
Apr 18, 2019 6 tweets 2 min read
That extra cash the Tories say they gave soldiers to balance their tax payments? Not a penny so far. Not one penny - If the UK Government does eventually give serving personnel this cash it won't go to the poorest paid, it'll go to people earning more than £27,200 (more than £28,193 next year). An army Private's pay starts at £18,859, RAF Police Officer £18,800, Navy Rating £18,489
Mar 6, 2019 7 tweets 4 min read
The Prime Minister is still refusing to fess up about what AggregateIQ was doing in Downing Street so I asked her today what Cambridge Analytica's Alexander Nix was doing in Downing Street. She's still #dodgingthequestion and this is where it was reported in the Spectator Coffee House blog by @FraserNelson - blogs.spectator.co.uk/2018/03/boris-…
Feb 19, 2019 9 tweets 3 min read
After years of denial Brexiteers are finally admitting how much damage it will do. Farmers have been warning about this for a while.
scotsman.com/news/politics/… Access to EU markets is vital for our high-quality food and drink sector - and the protections, like PGI, that we currently have. Brexit threatens all of that. #BrexitDamage