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Marine A set to be freed by Easter

Marine A set to be freed by Easter

by Sarah Cousin, 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Former reservist James Carver MEP has welcomed the news that Royal Marine Seargeant Alexander Blackman could be freed from prison within weeks, after his jail term was cut to seven years today.

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Brexit must mean exit

Brexit must mean exit

by Sarah Cousin, 2 months, 3 weeks ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver says he is poised to become a “key guardian” of Britain’s Brexit strategy, once Article 50 is triggered tomorrow.

 

He and 19 colleagues in the European… Continue Reading »

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Traveller site shortage needs  tackling

Traveller site shortage needs tackling

by Sarah Cousin, 2 months, 3 weeks ago

A West Midlands UKIP MEP, who is the grandson of a Romany Gypsy, is calling for the chronic shortage of traveller sites across the UK to be addressed.

 

This is EU Roma Week and James Carv… Continue Reading »

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Electric taxi plant puts West Midlands back in the fast lane

Electric taxi plant puts West Midlands back in the fast lane

by Sarah Cousin, 3 months ago

The UK’s first dedicated electric vehicle plant which opened today in Warwickshire shows “immense confidence” in British manufacturing, said West Midlands MEP James Carver.

 

He was speaki… Continue Reading »

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Labour MP slammed for penalising schoolkids

Labour MP slammed for penalising schoolkids

by Sarah Cousin, 3 months ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has slammed a Labour MP for suggesting the way to tackle air pollution around schools is to deprive vulnerable children of their education.

 

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A real threat of foreign invaders

A real threat of foreign invaders

by Sarah Cousin, 3 months, 1 week ago

A West Midlands MEP is campaigning to protect the British honey bee from foreign invaders which threaten to decimate the population.

 

 

UKIP’s James Carver has already called for a ban… Continue Reading »

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Humanitarian disaster in Horn of Africa

Humanitarian disaster in Horn of Africa

by Sarah Cousin, 3 months, 1 week ago

The world needs to wake up to the famine which is spreading across East Africa, says West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

 

He was speaking today as aid agencies launched a joint appeal to… Continue Reading »

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Great U-turn by Hammond

Great U-turn by Hammond

by Sarah Cousin, 3 months, 1 week ago

What a great U-turn by Philip Hammond scrapping the National insurance hike on the self-employed in the face of massive opposition, rejoices West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

 

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Our fishing rights are not bait for Brexit deal

Our fishing rights are not bait for Brexit deal

by Sarah Cousin, 3 months, 1 week ago

We must stand firm and not hand out concessions to the EU like confetti, implored West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

 

He was speaking following Nigel Farage’s 'radio rant' last night wh… Continue Reading »

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Time to get on with the job now!

Time to get on with the job now!

by Sarah Cousin, 3 months, 1 week ago


After all the prevaricating, the Brexit Bill is now on its way to Her Majesty the Queen for Royal Assent – time for a cheer, says West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

 

The game of ping … Continue Reading »

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Commonwealth's treasure chest for UK's future

Commonwealth's treasure chest for UK's future

by Sarah Cousin, 3 months, 1 week ago

On the first Commonwealth Day since the historic referendum, James Carver MEP has reiterated how the Commonwealth has become ever more relevant, as Britain prepares to look towards a global futu… Continue Reading »

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Happy Commonwealth Day!

Happy Commonwealth Day!

by Sarah Cousin, 3 months, 1 week ago

"Today, we celebrate the unique and historical bond which unites 53 nations that make up the Commonwealth," said West Midlands MEP James Carver, UKIP's Foreign and Commonwealth affairs spokesman… Continue Reading »

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New appointment for James Carver MEP

New appointment for James Carver MEP

by Sarah Cousin, 3 months, 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 Cousin, 3 months, 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 Cousin, 3 months, 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 Cousin, 3 months, 2 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 Cousin, 3 months, 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 Cousin, 3 months, 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 Cousin, 3 months, 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 Cousin, 3 months, 3 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

UK services optimism is … Continue Reading »

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MEP  calls for workers get a Fairtrade break

MEP calls for workers get a Fairtrade break

by Sarah Cousin, 4 months 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 Cousin, 4 months 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 Cousin, 4 months 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 Cousin, 4 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 Cousin, 4 months, 1 week 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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