Caroline Flint

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Why we lack a Julia Gillard in Britain Australia is heading for a photo-finish general election. On 21 August, Julia Gillard could be the country's first ever elected female prime... Read more

RW_CF_SP_at_NRC.JPGDoncaster MPs Caroline Flint and Rosie Winterton visited the Northern Racing College in Rossington this week.

Col Stephen Padgett, Chief Executive of the Northern Racing College welcomed two Doncaster MPs, Rosie Winterton and Caroline Flint, at The Stables, Rossington Hall, Doncaster and showed them what the college has to offer as one of only two dedicated training centres in Britain accredited by the British Horseracing Authority.

MPs welcome visit to Northern Racing College

Doncaster MPs Caroline Flint and Rosie Winterton visited the Northern Racing College in Rossington this week.Col Stephen Padgett, Chief Executive of the Northern Racing College welcomed two Doncaster MPs, Rosie... Read more

Trident_sub.JPGCaroline Flint has welcomed the vote to update the UK’s nuclear deterrent by replacing the trident submarine system at the end of its useful life.

The Don Valley MP was one of 140 Labour MPs who backed the motion for renewal.

Flint backs renewal of UK nuclear deterrent

Caroline Flint has welcomed the vote to update the UK’s nuclear deterrent by replacing the trident submarine system at the end of its useful life. The Don Valley MP was... Read more

Portcullis.JPGA damning report by a committee of MPs has slammed the accommodation service provided to Armed Forces families, run by private contractor CarillionAmey.

FLINT: Government failing service families

A damning report by a committee of MPs has slammed the accommodation service provided to Armed Forces families, run by private contractor CarillionAmey. Read more

bbc.JPGCaroline Flint and a powerful Commons Committee has issued a warning to the BBC over how it protects taxpayers money when it is managing risky projects.

BBC WARNED OVER RISKY PROJECTS

Caroline Flint and a powerful Commons Committee has issued a warning to the BBC over how it protects taxpayers money when it is managing risky projects. Read more

Caroline Flint MP has sought assurances from HS2 Ltd that local businesses will be protected and communities consulted overHS2.JPG the new HS2 route.

Caroline Flint MP has sought assurances from HS2 Ltd

Caroline Flint MP has sought assurances from HS2 Ltd that local businesses will be protected and communities consulted over the new HS2 route. Read more

Chilcott_report_slider.jpgCaroline Flint said:

“This is the third enquiry since the Iraq war some 13 years ago.

“After a seven year investigation, and a 2.6million word report, I hope there is now significant agreement on some key issues of debate, before and after the war.  First, the intelligence of Saddam’s weapons and capability was faulty; the plan to reconstruct Iraq after the conflict was inadequate and, at times, the MOD left our troops badly resourced. 

Caroline Flint statement on Sir John Chilcott's Inquiry

Caroline Flint said: “This is the third enquiry since the Iraq war some 13 years ago. “After a seven year investigation, and a 2.6million word report, I hope there is... Read more

Young people were making their mark this week, as Caroline Flint joined Emma Spencer and Caitlin Boyle, Doncaster two Youth Caroline___Emma_Spencer.JPGParliament representatives to welcome young people from across the borough to a day of democratic debate about what young people want in Doncaster.

Said Caroline:  “I first got involved in politics at my FE College as a seventeen year old.  So, it was interesting to meet young people who are working together to come up with ideas on public transport, the living wage and school curriculums which come directly from their experiences.

“Emma and Caitlin have made a real mark this year as Doncaster’s Youth Parliament representatives, and I hope that the ideas they have produced will get a good hearing from Doncaster Council’s Children and Families Partnership Board, who have pledged to listen to these ideas from this day.”

The MP discussed with the young people the EU Referendum, the role of an MP and how democracy affects people’s day to day lives.

ABOVE: Making their Mark - Member of Parliament Caroline Flint, with Emma Spencer, Doncaster Member of the Youth Parliament.

Caroline Flint backs Democracy Day

Young people were making their mark this week, as Caroline Flint joined Emma Spencer and Caitlin Boyle, Doncaster two Youth Parliament representatives to welcome young people from across the borough...

MPs lambasted the Home Office today over its failure to clamp down on the proceeds of crime.

The Commons Public Accounts Committee, of which Don Valley MP Caroline Flint is a member, published a damning report on the use of Confiscation Orders, the use of which has fallen in recent years.

“Recovering the proceeds of crime is a critical part of our justice system. Done effectively it can disrupt and deter criminal activity.

“Instead, the Home Office has racked up a debt of £1.9 billion, and expects to recover only a tenth of that money. With the use of Confiscation Orders falling in spite of the number of convictions going up, this sends a clear message to criminals and to victims - that crime pays.

Victims of crime, as well as taxpayers in Doncaster and elsewhere want to know that justice is being served. Preventing convicted criminals from profiting from their actions is an essential part of cracking down on illegal activities.

We are severely disappointed by the Department’s performance and concerned by its lack of a plan to use Confiscation Orders more effectively.”

This report follows a previous investigation by the Committee in 2014, which first raised concerns about the Home Office’s Confiscation Orders. The Committee today rejected the Home Office’s claim that it had met 5 of its 6 previous recommendations. It demands that, by September, the Home Office should set out what its objectives are for a more successful confiscation strategy.

FLINT: Government failing to make sure crime doesn’t pay

MPs lambasted the Home Office today over its failure to clamp down on the proceeds of crime. The Commons Public Accounts Committee, of which Don Valley MP Caroline Flint is...

Caroline Flint joined Mayor Ros Jones and Civic Mayor David Nevett for Doncaster’s Armed Forces Day.Caroline_Ros_Dave___Kath_nevett.JPG

The MP also attended the Commemorative Service held at the Minister on the centenary Anniversary of the Somme.

Said Caroline: “I was delighted to support Armed Forces Day, a day of thanks to all those who serve and have served in our Armed Forces, serving our country at home and abroad, during peacetime and during conflicts.  This day is one day where the whole community says ‘Thank you for serving our country’.

“Just a day earlier, I attended a service of commemoration for the Somme. That service remembered the terrible cost of war and why we do our utmost to avoid unnecessary conflicts.  That terrible battle began on 1 July 2016 taking the lives of 19,000 British people in the first day alone, among 32,000 casualties on all sides.

“No one realised that the battle would rage for 141 days, costing 1.3 million lives, including 420,000 young British men.

“It was a tragic testimony to the futility of that conflict that at the end of that battle – the British forces had advanced a mere 6 miles.”

World War I took 1.1 million British/colonies lives and nearly 8.5 million in all. 

Said Caroline: “Ernest Hemmingway summed up the horror of that war when he wrote in farewell to Arms: ‘There were many words that you could not stand to hear and finally only the names of places had dignity. Abstract words such as glory, honour, courage, or hallow were obscene.’

Photo shows: Caroline Flint, Mayor Ros Jones and Mayor David Nevett with his wife Kathleen Nevett.

Caroline Flint pays tribute to our Armed Services and fallen heroes

Caroline Flint joined Mayor Ros Jones and Civic Mayor David Nevett for Doncaster’s Armed Forces Day. The MP also attended the Commemorative Service held at the Minister on the centenary...

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