Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

Articles & Features

Guardian_pic_-_Flint_article_1017.JPGLabour has won the argument on energy bills. Now the Tories must deliver.

Theresa May’s defence of free market capitalism didn’t begin well. The headline from that speech – aside from the various calamities – was a price cap imposed on a failing energy market.

Labour has won the argument on energy bills - My Guardian article

Labour has won the argument on energy bills. Now the Tories must deliver. Theresa May’s defence of free market capitalism didn’t begin well. The headline from that speech – aside... Read more

Times_Alice_and_Rachel.JPGFacebook and Twitter have a duty to tackle trolls, Labour’s outsider says

The Times Saturday Interview Rachel Sylvester, Alice Thomson 

Right: l to r Alice, Caroline and Rachel.

Caroline Flint has never been afraid of being the odd one out. When the New Labour lads were all playing football, she founded a tap-dancing troupe called the Division Belles. Other male MPs appoint their wives as their secretaries; her husband, Phil, is her constituency manager — she proposed by fax and he accepted with a pager message. 

Social media bullies are festering in their little bubble of bile and hate’

Facebook and Twitter have a duty to tackle trolls, Labour’s outsider says The Times Saturday Interview Rachel Sylvester, Alice Thomson  Right: l to r Alice, Caroline and Rachel. Caroline Flint has... Read more

It seems I have adopted a rather controversial view about Brexit: that, perhaps, all of the partisans – Leavers and Remainers – should bury our differences, and work together. 

Guardian 12 September 2019

It seems I have adopted a rather controversial view about Brexit: that, perhaps, all of the partisans – Leavers and Remainers – should bury our differences, and work together.  Read more

Guardian_article120917.JPGIt seems I have adopted a rather controversial view about Brexit: that, perhaps, all the partisans – leavers and remainers – should bury our differences and work together. That’s proving more difficult than it should be. No one in politics likes to concede defeat, particularly if they secretly dislike some of their opponents.

The 'Great Repeal Bill' needs improvement - my Guardian Article

It seems I have adopted a rather controversial view about Brexit: that, perhaps, all the partisans – leavers and remainers – should bury our differences and work together. That’s proving... Read more

carolineconfspeech12.jpgThis is the text of my article on the Government's Brexit Bill published in the Sunday Telegraph on 3 September 2017.

When Parliament returns, the first major item of business will be the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.

A wrecking ball approach to the Brexit Bill is not what the public voted for.

This is the text of my article on the Government's Brexit Bill published in the Sunday Telegraph on 3 September 2017. When Parliament returns, the first major item of business... Read more

1 July marked ten years since the ban on smoking in enclosed public places came into force.

With only a handful of prosecutions it has been a major success story. It certainly spurred many to give up smoking. Today, heart disease is down 20%; strokes down 14% since 2007. Indeed, deaths caused by smoking as a proportion of all deaths for over 35s has fallen by over 10%. It seems ridiculous now to recall how the Health Act 2006 was so controversial. 

How I helped pass the Smoking Ban

1 July marked ten years since the ban on smoking in enclosed public places came into force. With only a handful of prosecutions it has been a major success story.... Read more

Click HERE to read my Daily Mirror article calling for the Government to do more to cap energy prices.

Energy price hikes will be a recurring nightmare until the Big Six get capped

Click HERE to read my Daily Mirror article calling for the Government to do more to cap energy prices.

This week in Parliament, I voted to “trigger Article 50,” the UK’s formal notice that we are leaving the European Union.

Hard decisions to be made after Brexit

This week in Parliament, I voted to “trigger Article 50,” the UK’s formal notice that we are leaving the European Union. Read more

Caroline_YP_prisons31017.JPGThe Government's management of prisons isn't working.

"On this Government’s watch, the Government are failing, too. They are failing in their duty to care for prison officers and staff; failing in their duty of care of prisoners who are more likely to be assaulted, to injure themselves or take their own life; failing in their duty of care to the public, as they are failing to reduce recidivism; and failing the taxpayer."

Read my article in the Yorkshire Post 

Staff numbers vital in prison reforms

The Government's management of prisons isn't working. "On this Government’s watch, the Government are failing, too. They are failing in their duty to care for prison officers and staff; failing...


Flint_head_close_let_head.JPGThis article was first published in the Doncaster Star 14 October - before the court ruling on Article 50.

It’s now over 100 days since 17.4million British people voted to leave the European Union.

The decision is made. Parliament must respect the result, but seek the best deal for Britain as we Leave.

One Way ticket to Brexit

This article was first published in the Doncaster Star 14 October - before the court ruling on Article 50. It’s now over 100 days since 17.4million British people voted to... Read more

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