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New appointment for James Carver MEP

New appointment for James Carver MEP

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has been appointed to the European Parliament’s Regional Development committee.

 

Mr Carver said he was “delighted” to be joining the committee.

 

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Good to see Heseltine got the boot

Good to see Heseltine got the boot

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Lord Heseltine has rightly been sacked from his advisory role to the Tory government after rebelling over Brexit last night, says West Midlands MEP James Carver.

The 83-year-old former C… Continue Reading »

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Britain needs to make the most of Commonwealth markets like Nigeria

Britain needs to make the most of Commonwealth markets like Nigeria

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

UKIP’s Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs spokesman is urging the government not to let opportunities for trade with Nigeria slip by.

 

As Africa’s largest economy and biggest democracy, pos… Continue Reading »

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Mali urged to look further than EU for support

Mali urged to look further than EU for support

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 3 weeks ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has urged a delegation from the West African state of Mali not to “put all their eggs into one EU basket”.

 

Top of the agenda for talks with the Foreig… Continue Reading »

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The Lords will not stop the will of the people

The Lords will not stop the will of the people

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 3 weeks ago

The House of Lords vote to amend the Brexit bill will not thwart the will of the people to leave the EU, says West Midlands MEP James Carver after last yesterday’s government defeat.

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Lords could face the wrath of the people

Lords could face the wrath of the people

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 3 weeks ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has hit out against “delaying tactics” by the House of Lords which could leave the UK stuck in the EU with its democratic vote being wiped out.

 

The Lo… Continue Reading »

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Sizzling good sense from Dane

Sizzling good sense from Dane

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 3 weeks ago

A Danish MEP is calling on EU leaders to stop being so negative and defensive about Brexit.

Anders Vistisen, vice chairman its Foreign Affairs Committee, points out the mutual benefits o… Continue Reading »

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Growth prospects and optimism flying high

Growth prospects and optimism flying high

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 4 weeks ago

More good news on the economic front has been announced:

UK rises to become third most important country for company growth prospects, PwC says

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MEP  calls for workers get a Fairtrade break

MEP calls for workers get a Fairtrade break

by Sarah Cousins, 2 months, 1 week ago

Offices and factories are being urged to give their staff a Fairtrade break by West Midlands MEP James Carver.

The UKIP Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs spokesman, who lives in Worcester… Continue Reading »

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Pro-EU group challenging democracy

Pro-EU group challenging democracy

by Sarah Cousins, 2 months, 1 week ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has attacked the validity of a survey claiming many Stratford people who voted to leave the EU have changed their minds.

Mr Carver said the sample of … Continue Reading »

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Record highs for UK economy

Record highs for UK economy

by Sarah Cousins, 2 months, 1 week ago


Yesterday we had yet another flurry of positive post referendum economic data. Employment hit a record high as UK firms keep on hiring, investor sentiment has risen to its highest level since … Continue Reading »

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Golden opportunity of freedom from EU protectionism

Golden opportunity of freedom from EU protectionism

by Sarah Cousins, 2 months, 1 week ago

BREXIT offers a “golden opportunity” to free British manufacturers and businesses from Brussels protectionism, says a West Midlands MEP.

UKIP’s James Carver is supporting a campaign star… Continue Reading »

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"Passion and commitment" of Bewdley by-election hopeful

"Passion and commitment" of Bewdley by-election hopeful

by Sarah Cousins, 2 months, 2 weeks ago

UKIP MEP, Kidderminster-based James Carver has hailed his party’s Wribbenhall candidate in this month’s Bewdley by-election as “a local man with passion and commitment”.

David Field is o… Continue Reading »

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Shami rebuked for silence over Shiner's sham claims

Shami rebuked for silence over Shiner's sham claims

by Sarah Cousins, 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Former Liberty director, Labour peer Shami Chakrabarti must be feeling red faced after the downfall of her friend and collaborator, disgraced tank-chasing lawyer Phil Shiner.

Her office … Continue Reading »

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Greedy energy company leaves hard-up families shivering

Greedy energy company leaves hard-up families shivering

by Sarah Cousins, 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Npower’s massive fuel price hike has been condemned by West Midlands MEP James Carver as a “kick in the teeth” for hard-up families.

The UKIP politician warned the standard tariff increa… Continue Reading »

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Shiner's false claims against British troops were "shameful" - says James Carver MEP

Shiner's false claims against British troops were "shameful" - says James Carver MEP

by Sarah Cousins, 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Former reservist West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has spoken of his delight that lawyer Phil Shiner, who brought abuse claims against British troops, has been struck off after a misconduct he… Continue Reading »

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WORCESTERSHIRE HIP AND KNEE OPS CUTBACKS CRITICISED

WORCESTERSHIRE HIP AND KNEE OPS CUTBACKS CRITICISED

by Michael Wrench, 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Worcester MEP James Carver has reacted angrily to news about three Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Groups restricting hip and knee replacement operations.

“There is no way that my … Continue Reading »

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Delighted that my colleague Paul Nuttall has been selected to contest the Stoke Central by-election next month for UKIP

Delighted that my colleague Paul Nuttall has been selected to contest the Stoke Central by-election next month for UKIP

by Michael Wrench, 3 months ago

As MEP for Stoke-on-Trent I am delighted that my colleague Paul Nuttall has been selected to contest the town’s Central by-election next month for UKIP.

 

He was recently elected leader of… Continue Reading »

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SUPPORT FOR REGIMENTAL MUSEUM

SUPPORT FOR REGIMENTAL MUSEUM

by Michael Wrench, 3 months, 1 week ago

Worcester MEP Jim Carver is urging the Ministry of Defence to re-consider its budget cuts which have placed the county’s regimental museum in jeopardy.

The MoD has decided to stop giving… Continue Reading »

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Government need to revisit their policy of non engagement towards Le Pen

Government need to revisit their policy of non engagement towards Le Pen

by Michael Wrench, 3 months, 2 weeks ago

James Carver MEP, UKIP's Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs spokesman, has criticised the government's decision not to engage with French Presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, after it was revealed … Continue Reading »

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WAGE CAP SUGGESTION ‘MORE LABOUR FOLLY’

WAGE CAP SUGGESTION ‘MORE LABOUR FOLLY’

by Michael Wrench, 3 months, 2 weeks ago

Suggestions by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of a cap on the maximum amount people can earn have been described as “more Labour folly” by local MEP James Carver.

Corbyn has resurrected the… Continue Reading »

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MEP’S ANGER OVER FOREIGN AID HANDOUTS

MEP’S ANGER OVER FOREIGN AID HANDOUTS

by Michael Wrench, 3 months, 2 weeks ago

West Midlands MEP James Carver has reacted angrily to revelations that our government has given £1bn of taxpayers cash as handouts in Pakistan.

Families there get bank cards loaded with … Continue Reading »

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Proposals for voters to have to prove their identity at the ballot box has my full support.

Proposals for voters to have to prove their identity at the ballot box has my full support.

by Michael Wrench, 3 months, 3 weeks ago

Proposals for voters to have to prove their identity at the ballot box has my full support.

There have been squeals from some quarters about the government’s proposals but it is frankly … Continue Reading »

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Merry Christmas Everyone

Merry Christmas Everyone

by Michael Wrench, 4 months ago

Christmas is almost upon us. For me, this is a welcome break from my work, both here and abroad. For my friends and colleagues, I hope this is a time for celebration and relaxation and a time to… Continue Reading »

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Local MEP James Carver is urging the government to divert the £89.4 million fines levied for drug overcharging from the Treasury to the health service.

Local MEP James Carver is urging the government to divert the £89.4 million fines levied for drug overcharging from the Treasury to the health service.

by Michael Wrench, 4 months, 2 weeks ago

Local MEP James Carver is urging the government to divert the £89.4 million fines levied for drug overcharging from the Treasury to the health service.

“Given the dire straits that the N… Continue Reading »

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