Caroline Flint

Standing up for Don Valley.

My speeches

Caroline Flint has challenged the Prime Minister to back traCFlint_PMQs150519_captioned.JPGde union rights in the UK by giving trade union representatives guaranteed access to workplaces.

The MP’s demand came after Unite trade union members won £1.9million from several construction companies - Balfour Beatty, Costain, Kier, Laing O’Rourke, Sir Robert McAlpine, Skanska UK and VINCI - for activities which led to trade union activists being blacklisted.

Caroline challenges PM to back trade union access to workplaces

Caroline Flint has challenged the Prime Minister to back trade union rights in the UK by giving trade union representatives guaranteed access to workplaces. The MP’s demand came after Unite... Read more

I spoke in the Chamber today in support of my amendment to the Government's motion on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. My amendment focuses on how Parliament can protect workers’ rights, health and safety and environmental standards as we leave the EU.

My speech on the Withdrawal Agreement: let's negotiate

I spoke in the Chamber today in support of my amendment to the Government's motion on the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement. My amendment focuses on how Parliament can protect workers’ rights, health... Read more

CF_UC_debate_171018_a.JPGLabour has challenged the Government over the failures of the Universal credit roll out.  Watch my speech HERE.

My speech on Universal Credit 17 October

Labour has challenged the Government over the failures of the Universal credit roll out.  Watch my speech HERE.

IMG_7241.JPGRead my speech to the Academy of Ideas, Battle of Ideas weekend, on 14 October 2018 about reviving our industrial heartlands and small towns.

Why are we talking about the rust belt?

The short answer is Brexit. The referendum ripped a scab off, revealing the feelings of many for whom the benefits of modernisation and globalisation seemed marginal.

They saw their concerns ignored at best, ridiculed at worst.

This had been brewing for a decade or more.

Can we revive Britain's rust belt? - my speech at the Battle of Ideas

Read my speech to the Academy of Ideas, Battle of Ideas weekend, on 14 October 2018 about reviving our industrial heartlands and small towns. Why are we talking about the... Read more

As the MP who proudly boasts Doncaster Sheffield Airport in my constituency, may I welcome to this event today.

May I welcome the small businesses with ambition to grow; the firms with ambition to export more; or export for the first time.  And may I welcome representatives of Heathrow and the firms associated with aviation at Robin Hood Airport.

This event is about Heathrow, but it is also about our future, here in Doncaster.

My speech to the Doncaster-Heathrow Business Summit

As the MP who proudly boasts Doncaster Sheffield Airport in my constituency, may I welcome to this event today. May I welcome the small businesses with ambition to grow; the... Read more

NS_fringe_Caroline_speaking_250918.JPGMy speech on "The Final Deal: Which Way will Labour Vote?" - a New Statesman fringe meeting at Labour Conference, 25 September 2018.

 

How do we differ from the Tories on Brexit?

Here’s the problem.

Labour has allowed this debate to be dominated by voices that repeatedly brand Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May as having the same approach on Brexit.

So Labour doesn’t get any credit for shifting the Government’s position.

The Final Brexit Deal - read my speech 25 September

My speech on "The Final Deal: Which Way will Labour Vote?" - a New Statesman fringe meeting at Labour Conference, 25 September 2018.   How do we differ from the... Read more

Labour_First_240918.JPGRead my speech at the Labour First Rally at Labour Conference 24 September 2018

 

I want to give you my advice for our approach when we leave this conference.

First, the job of every Labour MP and every councillor is leadership.

It is to support our members, to maintain morale and always keep our party facing outwards, close to the public we seek to represent.

MPs need to be in their constituencies; at their party meetings, supporting members; welcoming new members, keeping people in the Labour Party and leading members onto doorsteps.

My speech at the Labour First Rally, Liverpool 24 September 2018

Read my speech at the Labour First Rally at Labour Conference 24 September 2018   I want to give you my advice for our approach when we leave this conference.... Read more

Resolution_Fdn_CF_speaking_with_purpose_250918.jpgRead my speech to the Resolution Foundation fringe meeting at Labour Conference 25 September 2018

The debate on what Brexit will look like is dominated by short-hand. 

A Brexit lexicon.

Will it be the Norway model; or WTO plus plus; or Canada plus plus plus?

Despite talk of a Norway model, we’re not Norway. We’re not Canada.

We are in unchartered territory. This is brand new ground.

There is no precedent for a country the size of the UK leaving the European Union.

Labour and Brexit - my speech 25 September 2018

Read my speech to the Resolution Foundation fringe meeting at Labour Conference 25 September 2018 The debate on what Brexit will look like is dominated by short-hand.  A Brexit lexicon.... Read more

My speech to the Community Union/Fabian Society Fringe meeting entitled "Should we Fear the Machines? Opportunities and Challenges of Technological Change for Workers" - Labour Conference 25 September 2018.

We need to prepare for the rise of the robots.

One view is that robots will lead to mass unemployment – and technology will bring about capitalism’s collapse.

A kind of techie Trotskyism.

Another view is that robots will enable us all to have a guaranteed minimum income and most of us can work a 20 hour week.

A kind of Scandi Utopia.

"Should we fear the Machines?" - my speech 25 September 2018

My speech to the Community Union/Fabian Society Fringe meeting entitled "Should we Fear the Machines? Opportunities and Challenges of Technological Change for Workers" - Labour Conference 25 September 2018. We... Read more

My Speech to the University of Oslo British Politics Society 18 September 2018.

 

May I begin by saying: Takk for invitasjonen her.

You may be pleased to know that will be my first and last attempt at Norwegian today.

Thank you to Professor Wold; to the British Politics Society, to the University of Oslo, for hosting today’s lecture; and for everyone who has come to take part.

A Woman's Place is in the House - my speech

My Speech to the University of Oslo British Politics Society 18 September 2018.   May I begin by saying: Takk for invitasjonen her. You may be pleased to know that... Read more

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