Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

Articles & Features

Guardian_article_summary110619.JPG"My mum was an addict. I know the pain and suffering they can cause."

Read my article for the Guardian, published in support of #AddictionAwarenessWeek.

 

Addiction is a life-threatening condition. It affects those around the addict who may never have touched a drink or taken drugs. As a child, I lived with an addict – my mother, Wendy.

She was hard working, great fun, and loving. But I saw her struggle during, and in the aftermath of, failed relationships, with three children in tow.

My mum was an addict... my article for the Guardian

"My mum was an addict. I know the pain and suffering they can cause." Read my article for the Guardian, published in support of #AddictionAwarenessWeek.   Addiction is a life-threatening... Read more

Parliament faces straight forward choices. The Withdrawal Agreement Deal, No Deal; or a long extension which will mean taking part in EU elections whilst campaigners carry on agitating to stop Brexit.

For some, the third choice is the preferred outcome. An absolute majority of MPs are opposed to a second referendum or to revoking Article 50. But Labour’s priority in the 2017 General Election and in the 2018 Party Conference motion was to secure a deal.

What should Parliament do now? My piece for the Observer

Parliament faces straight forward choices. The Withdrawal Agreement Deal, No Deal; or a long extension which will mean taking part in EU elections whilst campaigners carry on agitating to stop... Read more

Article_heading260219.JPGCall me old-fashioned, but as a democratic socialist I believe politics is about principles. The “democratic” part matters. You make election promises. You keep them. After 22 years in parliament, I thought that was how democracy worked. Straightforward, honest politics.

A second referendum? My article for the Guardian

Call me old-fashioned, but as a democratic socialist I believe politics is about principles. The “democratic” part matters. You make election promises. You keep them. After 22 years in parliament,... Read more

CF_Mordue_GYW_sq.JPGThis week, I secured a debate on transport for towns.  I want a new transport deal for Britain's towns.  Read my article for PoliticsHome.

Photo: With Cllr Bill Mordue at the start of the Great Yorkshire Way final leg.

Successful towns need to move people around efficiently, moving workers from home to places of work at all hours; visitors to hospitals; patients to GPs; students to schools and colleges.

But the UK’s towns – many of them small towns, face different challenges from our big cities.

Transport for towns - my article for Politics Home

This week, I secured a debate on transport for towns.  I want a new transport deal for Britain's towns.  Read my article for PoliticsHome. Photo: With Cllr Bill Mordue at... Read more

Guardian_headline_050219.JPGRead my latest article on Brexit, keeping my election promises, and why extreme views for and against Brexit don't help.

My vote is not for sale. It never was. But Doncaster firms need certainty.

Parliament voted to get a Brexit Deal done - My Guardian article

Read my latest article on Brexit, keeping my election promises, and why extreme views for and against Brexit don't help. My vote is not for sale. It never was. But...

IMG_7154.JPG“Hold the front page!” Labour MPs argue for more cash for working class communities.”

Claims that Government are buying votes over Brexit with MPs like me is simply wrong.

No one in Government has offered me money, personally, or for my constituency.

A Rebuilding Britain Fund - my article

“Hold the front page!” Labour MPs argue for more cash for working class communities.” Claims that Government are buying votes over Brexit with MPs like me is simply wrong. No... Read more

Read my article about why MPs should focus on securing a deal - not delaying our departure from the European Union.

It's now 946 days since the UK voted to leave the EU in the referendum, 723 days since Parliament overwhelmingly voted to trigger Article 50, and 596 days since both Labour and the Conservatives pledged to honour the referendum outcome at the general election. You would think all those decisions meant no MP could countenance Remain as a viable option. How wrong you would be.

Time for MPs to take Remain off the Table - my Daily Telegraph article

Read my article about why MPs should focus on securing a deal - not delaying our departure from the European Union. It's now 946 days since the UK voted to... Read more

Guardian_Corbyn_May_headline190119.JPGThe train-wreckers in both main parties must be overcome to achieve a Brexit deal. Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May must compromise to see off a No Deal Brexit.

Read my Guardian Article HERE.

A Corbyn-May compromise can see off a No Deal Brexit

The train-wreckers in both main parties must be overcome to achieve a Brexit deal. Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May must compromise to see off a No Deal Brexit. Read my... Read more

At times of great crises, Parliament often comes together to reflect the nation’s interest.       

In 2018, the British people have witnessed bitterness, sniping and endless parliamentary manoeuvring.  Hardly parliament at its best.

‘Neverendum’ isn’t the answer: my article for The Observer

At times of great crises, Parliament often comes together to reflect the nation’s interest.        In 2018, the British people have witnessed bitterness, sniping and endless parliamentary manoeuvring. ... Read more

Guardian_brexit171118.JPGRead my latest article for the Guardian on:

  • Why I won't prop up a Tory Government.
  • Keeping my general election promises.
  • Why I'm determined not to help the Rees-Mogg and Johnson hard-Brexiters.

Avoiding a No Deal hard Brexit - my article for the Guardian

Read my latest article for the Guardian on: Why I won't prop up a Tory Government. Keeping my general election promises. Why I'm determined not to help the Rees-Mogg and...

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