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Caroline Flint denied Labour was seeking to win a majority in the next election by attracting only 35% of the electorate. “I’m campaigning to win the election with a majority Labour government and everybody else around the Shadow Cabinet... Continue to article
Energy secretary Ed Davey (19.00) and shadow energy secretary Caroline Flint (18.10) speak at a You Gov event in London on energy politics and the consumer Business secretary Vince Cable visits Bristol Universities Minister David Wil... Continue to article
Caroline Flint said there was "no way" David Cameron could win the next general election. "I think we are making the weather: what are we talking about today? We’re talking about energy market reform and a price freeze. [Ed Miliband] set... Continue to article
Chancellor George Osborne makes a speech on the government's tax cuts Business secretary Vince Cable (09.30), financial secretary to the Treasury Sajid Javid (09.10) and Cabinet Office minister Francis Maude (16.10) address the Internati... Continue to article
Technical gremlins mean the Waugh Room Memo probably hasn't hit all of your inboxes this morning. Below is the essential preview of what's happening in Westminster today. As it happens, now and again, I put up a public version of the Me... Continue to article
Caroline Flint said the review of competition in the energy industry was an “admission of failure” by the regulator. “It’s a really frank admission that actually Ofgem hasn’t been able to make sure these companies work in a competitive w... Continue to article
Caroline Flint said that the price freeze by SSE was welcome but Labour will continue to press for a price freeze across the energy industry if they win the next election. “What’s clear from today is David Cameron’s argument against the ... Continue to article
Caroline Flint said that rather than focussing on raising the 40p income tax threshold, the Government should be looking to re-introduce the 10p starting rate as it would create a fairer taxation system. "I think people are concerned ab... Continue to article
Prime minster David Cameron and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg are expected to make an announcement on childcare Prime minister David Cameron hosts British winter Paralympic medal winners at Downing Street Energy secretary Ed Davey ... Continue to article
Words: Paul Waugh Pictures: Paul Heartfield Caroline Flint would like to make clear that she is not Robert de Niro. As she recounts how Labour avoided leaks of its surprise energy bills freeze plan last year, the Shadow Sec... Continue to article
Labour’s call for wholesale energy to be pooled in a bid to encourage new competitors into the energy supply market is “already out of date”, Ed Davey has said. Speaking at Energy Questions, Mr Davey heralded Ofgem’s announcement that e... Continue to article
Caroline Flint accused Centrica of scaremongering after the British Gas owner said the threat of price caps could lead to lights going out. "I think Centrica is scaremongering on this issue, I don’t believe that the price freeze is going... Continue to article
Caroline Flint said the news that British Gas profits were down by 6% last year did not hide the fact that they were still making a profit. "They're making healthy profits, aren't they? At the same time they're putting up our bills. The ... 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.
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