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.
How has May handled the Brexit negotiations?
Can Jeremy Corbyn win a general election?
And does Caroline Flint have any Tory friends?
Caroline Flint in conversation with Prof Anand Menon from the independent think tank UK in the Changing Europe.
This discussion took place on Tuesday 27 November 2018.
Caroline Flint issued a challenge to the Prime Minister today to meet with Jeremy Corbyn “in the national interest” to seek to resolve concerns about workers’ rights, health and safety, and future customs arrangements, to avoid a No Deal Brexit.
The Don Valley MP argued that, as both the Prime Minister and the Leader of the Opposition have stated they wish to avoid a No Deal Brexit, it was time to invite the Leader of the Opposition to a “meaningful discussion” about the Withdrawal Agreement.
- 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.
Read Caroline Flint's reply to an open letter from Frederika Roberts, spokesperson for Best for Doncaster, the campaign for a second EU referendum.
Dear Ms Roberts
I was disappointed to see you publish an open letter on Facebook on 24 October claiming that I haven’t replied to your emails. I have therefore published this reply.
Perhaps you may recall that I wrote to you in November 2016 about the triggering of Article 50. I also wrote to you in September 2017 about the commitments I made at the election. I wrote to you about EU citizen’s rights in December 2017. Finally, I wrote to you in January 2018 about Amendment 7 of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill - the meaningful vote.
Caroline appeared on Any Questions on Radio 4 on Friday night 26 October, speaking from Middlesbrough Town Hall on Brexit, abusive language in politics and steel.
To listen to the programme, click here.
My interview with Arj Singh in the Yorkshire Post.