My interview with Andrew Marr about Brexit.
Why we need a deal, the consequences for Labour of backing a second referendum.
My interview begins around 27 minutes into the programme.
This programme was first broadcast on Sunday 23 June 2019.
26 Labour MPs, including several prominent Yorkshire MPs, have signed a joint letter.
Caroline appeared on ITV's Peston on Wednesday night to talk Brexit - telling viewers that the referendum result must be respected and that cross-party talks were in the national interest.
Listen to my discussion with Carolyn Quinn and guests on the Westminster Hour, talking about...you've guessed it, Brexit, Brexit and Brexit.
This programme was first broadcast on Radio 4, Sunday 31 March 2019 at 10pm
Speaking after today’s vote (29 March) on the EU Withdrawal Agreement, Caroline Flint said:
“Today, the day we should have left the EU, Parliament let down the people and businesses of Don Valley.
“Parliament has strained the patience of people who thought that over 1,000 days after the referendum, the UK should have left already.
“I hope everyone understands that today’s vote was a vote to block Brexit. I couldn’t support that.
“I voted to guarantee that the UK would leave the EU on 22 May. Today, that option was thrown away.
Speaking after the Commons Indicative Votes, Caroline Flint said:
"Yesterday, I voted in line with my general election pledges to respect the vote and to support a deal.
“None of yesterday’s debate was about the Deal the EU has asked Parliament to make a decision on. Some motions were about the future trading relationships, but a few motions were efforts to stop Brexit or force a second referendum. I voted against both of those proposals.
The Don Valley told the Prime Minister: “the British public, want us to come to some sort of compromise and move forward” adding “there is agreement with the Withdrawal Agreement, but there are concerns about the future relationship on trade and security going forward.“
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.