Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

Articles & Features

Norway has suddenly become very fashionable in Parliament. So much so that some MPs want the UK Parliament to vote to be like Norway when the European Union (withdrawal) Bill reaches its final stages this week.

This Brexit Bill transfers EU laws to UK control.

Most of this is not controversial, just common sense - so after Brexit, businesses know where they stand.

That, after all, has to be one outcome of the Brexit divorce.

Caroline wants a fair Brexit deal - read her piece in the Sunday Express

Norway has suddenly become very fashionable in Parliament. So much so that some MPs want the UK Parliament to vote to be like Norway when the European Union (withdrawal) Bill... Read more

Leaving the EU is a complicated business. Hundreds of laws and agreements; and numerous pan-European bodies the UK is involved in. A lot to sort out.

Some Brexiteers would prefer no compromise with the EU, leaving with no deal.

'I voted Remain, but it's time to stop the games and get the best deal for Britain'

Leaving the EU is a complicated business. Hundreds of laws and agreements; and numerous pan-European bodies the UK is involved in. A lot to sort out.Some Brexiteers would prefer no... Read more

Yorkshire_Post_210318.JPGDoncaster is a changing place. Like many coalfield communities it has seen its share of hard times.

As the noughties approached, the last of the collieries were hanging on; the future of rail in the town appeared uncertain; the Council had been through troubles of its own; tourism hinged around the annual St Leger festival; and the former Finningley RAF base’s future was being contested.

Like much of Yorkshire, Doncaster’s past was slipping away, but the future wasn’t quite within reach.

Yorkshire has big ideas - my article for the Yorkshire Post

Doncaster is a changing place. Like many coalfield communities it has seen its share of hard times. As the noughties approached, the last of the collieries were hanging on; the... Read more

Progress_Political_Trust_graphic.JPGRead my article on why political parties ignored the public about immigration.

This article was first published in ProgressOnline 7 March 2018, and in the March issue of Progress Magazine.

The Collapse of Political Trust - my article

Read my article on why political parties ignored the public about immigration. This article was first published in ProgressOnline 7 March 2018, and in the March issue of Progress Magazine....

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Read my article on bank closures for the Yorkshire Post here.

As the argument over bank closures resurfaced in Parliament, two glimmers of hope appeared. One from RBS and one from the Government.

Why the banks must be held to account over branch closures

Read my article on bank closures for the Yorkshire Post here. As the argument over bank closures resurfaced in Parliament, two glimmers of hope appeared. One from RBS and one... Read more

February 6th 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the first women to get the vote.

It is easy to forget that it took decades of campaigning and a world war to propel women into polling stations. Almost every year from the first petition in 1866 to 1918 Parliament received petitions or Bills seeking votes for women.

Women's Votes - my article for the Doncaster Free Press

February 6th 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the first women to get the vote. It is easy to forget that it took decades of campaigning and a world war... Read more

Laura_Pullman_Sunday_Times_040218.JPGRead my interview with Laura Pullman in the Sunday Times, about my childhood, illegitimacy and more.

Laura Pullman is The Sunday Times, News Review Deputy Editor

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Photo right is Caroline Flint in New Palace Yard by Paul Hackett

Photo below Laura Pullman and Caroline Flint.

This interview was first published in the Sunday Times 4 February 2018.

Interview in the Sunday Times 4 February 2018

Read my interview with Laura Pullman in the Sunday Times, about my childhood, illegitimacy and more. Laura Pullman is The Sunday Times, News Review Deputy Editor To subscribe to the... Read more

The_Observer_100_years_of_women_voting.JPGSpeaking about the 100th anniversary of women gaining the vote, Caroline Flint told The Observer:

“It is easy to take women’s votes for granted, but it took a world war to propel women into polling stations; and another decade before all women could vote.

79 years on from 1918, I was among 101 Labour women MPs elected to parliament. Excited? Of course. But shocked to be only the 201st woman of all time.

100 years of women voting - The Observer

Speaking about the 100th anniversary of women gaining the vote, Caroline Flint told The Observer: “It is easy to take women’s votes for granted, but it took a world war... Read more

As the UK speeds towards the European Union exit door, Caroline Flint argues it’s time for ‘Britonomics’

Dire economic warnings won’t persuade the public to abandon Brexit. The vote on June 23 last year was a political choice, not an economic one. Against prevailing opinion, the public voted out. The driving motivation was control over immigration and borders – even if there was an economic cost.

A Fresh Approach - my article for The Fabian Review 21 December 2017

As the UK speeds towards the European Union exit door, Caroline Flint argues it’s time for ‘Britonomics’ Dire economic warnings won’t persuade the public to abandon Brexit. The vote on... Read more

Beyond the Westminster Bubble: What people really think about immigration.

Opern_Europe_report_crop.JPGForeword by Caroline Flint

The British people’s decision that the UK should leave the European Union in that historic referendum on 23 June 2016 has challenged politicians of all parties to map a way forward.

I believe that the referendum outcome must be acted upon – the UK must leave the European Union – and that we all need to start considering what UK policies we need post-Brexit.

One of the central issues, and a huge public concern, is the management of immigration. It affects our economy and labour market policies, our border controls and security and community life.

Beyond the Westminster Bubble - my Foreword

Beyond the Westminster Bubble: What people really think about immigration. Foreword by Caroline Flint The British people’s decision that the UK should leave the European Union in that historic referendum... Read more

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