Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

Articles & Features

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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

YP_bank_article_pic.JPGThorne and Bawtry face the closure of their Natwest branches.

It doesn't need to happen.  Read my article in the Yorkshire Post HERE.

Small towns suffer as bank branches close - my article for the Yorkshire Post

Thorne and Bawtry face the closure of their Natwest branches. It doesn't need to happen.  Read my article in the Yorkshire Post HERE.

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

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