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Caroline Flint blasted David Cameron for suggesting Harriet Harman was indicating Labour would introduce tax rises on middle earners. “The wider conversation with the listeners on LBC was why we have a progressive tax system… She was say... Continue to article
Prime minister David Cameron meets with EU president elect Jean-Claude Juncker to discuss Britain's position in the European Union and its nominee for European commissioner. David Cameron also hosts a reception for the armed forces and is e... Continue to article
The Energy Secretary has dismissed a Labour proposal to empower the energy regulator to force firms to pass on falling wholesale costs to consumers as unworkable. The Government rejected the idea of price controls yesterday, a decision w... Continue to article
Caroline Flint suggested that there should be more people processing passport applications to deal with the backlog - and less people manning the helplines. "I do recall under the Labour Government we had a similar problem at one stage… ... Continue to article
Caroline Flint said the Queen's Speech did not go far enough. "I think there are some individual measures which are worthy of support but what do they all add up to? Do they add up to facing the challenge that we've heard from the public... Continue to article
Labour press release Caroline Flint MP, Labour’s Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, responding to reports that energy companies are have doubled profits on gas and electricity bills, said: “However you look at it, there’s no... Continue to article
Caroline Flint has hailed the the launch of the first UK-wide collective energy switching campaign as "simple but potentially trail-blazing." The initiative - run by Which? and 38 Degrees - will attempt to bring people together to negotiate cheaper energy bills with the big energy companies. The Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary said it would "set an exciting precedent which organisations such as local authorities and housing associations could take up to negotiate better energy deals on behalf of their residents."
Shadow cabinet minister Caroline Flint has said the Labour party "had to act" after Phil Woolas' court verdict which banned the former minister from politics for three years. She told Question Time that Mr Woolas was a friend but maintained the party's decision to suspend him was correct.
Government cuts to the solar power feed-in tariff have been described as a "fatal blow" to the industry by two Parliamentary committees. A joint report from the Environmental Audit Committee and the Energy and Climate Change Committee agrees with the need to reduce the subsidy, but argues ministers have done so "clumsily", risking thousands of jobs in the process. Shadow Energy Secretary Caroline Flint has described the report as a "damning indictment" of the Government, whose "chaotic mismanagement" had put the solar industry in jeopardy.
Former housing minister Caroline Flint has blamed Gordon Brown for the lack of women in the race for the Labour leadership. She said that because of the lack of women in Brown's cabinet, there were few senior female politicians seen as "credible" candidates.
Labour launched a sprited attack of the Government's plans to cut local government funding by 27% over the next four years. Caroline Flint accused Communities Secretary Eric Pickles of being "more interested in trashing local councils" than considering how cuts might impact the poorest.
16/07/2014 on World at One, BBC Radio 4
11/06/2014 on The World At One, Radio Four
04/06/2014 on BBC News
01/06/2014 on Murnaghan, Sky News
15/05/2014 on Question Time, BBC One
06/04/2014 on Sunday Politics, BBC One
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57 minutes ago on Breakfast, BBC One
31/07/2014 on BBC News
31/07/2014 on World at One, BBC Radio 4