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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.