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Honduras is a nation state that has been plagued with corruption and to some degree ignored by the international community.

Honduras is a nation state that has been plagued with corruption and to some degree ignored by the international community.

by Michael Wrench, 10 months ago

For the country to move forward the endemic violence linked to gang activity and government corruption needs to be challenged and people held to account. Recently the former Honduras President R… Continue Reading »

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FOREIGN AID PETITION DEBATE WELCOMED

FOREIGN AID PETITION DEBATE WELCOMED

by Michael Wrench, 10 months, 1 week ago

Local MEP James Carver has welcomed the announcement that Parliament is to debate a petition calling for an end to spending a fixed amount on foreign aid.

The petition- “Stop spending a … Continue Reading »

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LOCAL MEP RAISES CONCERNS OVER TRAVELLING COMMUNITY ISSUES

LOCAL MEP RAISES CONCERNS OVER TRAVELLING COMMUNITY ISSUES

by Michael Wrench, 10 months, 2 weeks ago

Regional MEP James Carver has travelled to No 10 Downing Street to hand deliver a letter over concerns about legislation affecting the travelling community.

And he has also asked for Rom… Continue Reading »

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A smack in the face of democracy

A smack in the face of democracy

by Michael Wrench, 10 months, 3 weeks ago

Local MEP James Carver has described spending almost £10 million on pro-EU propaganda for every household in the country as ”a smack in the face of democracy.”

 

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NHS is creaking at the seams and facing financial collapse

NHS is creaking at the seams and facing financial collapse

by Michael Wrench, 10 months, 4 weeks ago

We all know the NHS is creaking at the seams and facing financial collapse but when the situation in your own locality is spelt out it makes it somehow more real.

The three Clinical Comm… Continue Reading »

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Anger over flood defence spending for the West Midlands

Anger over flood defence spending for the West Midlands

by Michael Wrench, 11 months ago

Commenting on flood defence spending figures released today (Tue) James Carver, UKIP MEP for the West Midlands, said,

“I find it unbelievable that the West Midlands has been allotted a m… Continue Reading »

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Labour must kick out the anti-Semites

Labour must kick out the anti-Semites

by Michael Wrench, 11 months, 2 weeks ago

UKIP Commonwealth Spokesman, James Carver MEP has today called on the Labour Party to "practice what it preaches" and immediately expel Vicki Kirby from Labour membership saying, "I'm horrified … Continue Reading »

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Grassroots Out's SUPER SATURDAY campaigning in Worcester & Warwick

Grassroots Out's SUPER SATURDAY campaigning in Worcester & Warwick

by Michael Wrench, 11 months, 2 weeks ago

It was all GO for me on Saturday............

Great fun with very good public engagement at the Grassroots Out stalls in Worcester in the morning, then out with the Warwick GO team in the… Continue Reading »

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LOCAL MEP AT COMMONWEALTH DAY CEREMONY IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY

LOCAL MEP AT COMMONWEALTH DAY CEREMONY IN WESTMINSTER ABBEY

by Michael Wrench, 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Regional UKIP MEP James Carver will be among invited guests attending a high profile Commonwealth  Day service in Westminster Abbey on Monday. (March 14)

The Queen and other senior membe… Continue Reading »

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MEP anger over proposed limousine costs

by Michael Wrench, 11 months, 2 weeks ago

Plans to spent millions more pounds on luxury limousines for MEPs further stretches incredulity at EU financial waste, said local UKIP MEP James Carver today.

“They are driving … Continue Reading »

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Fairtrade is possible outside of the EU

Fairtrade is possible outside of the EU

by Michael Wrench, 11 months, 3 weeks ago

During “Fairtrade fortnight”, UKIP MEPs William Dartmouth & James Carver, have made a joint statement to show  how the UK’s commitment to fair trade can flourish best, outside of the EU:-

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 FLY THE FLAG FOR COMMONWEALTH DAY

FLY THE FLAG FOR COMMONWEALTH DAY

by Michael Wrench, 12 months ago

Local authorities in the West Midlands are being asked to fly the flag to mark Commonwealth Day.

The region’s UKIP MEP James Carver has written to the councils’ chief executives asking t… Continue Reading »

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Say No to the EU Campaign continues in Ledbury on Thursday 25th Feb

Say No to the EU Campaign continues in Ledbury on Thursday 25th Feb

by Michael Wrench, 1 year ago

With the EU referendum looming closer local people have a unique opportunity to have their questions answered about the pros and cons of European Union membership.

A ‘Say No To the EU’ c… Continue Reading »

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MEP ANGER OVER COURT CLOSURES

MEP ANGER OVER COURT CLOSURES

by Michael Wrench, 1 year ago

Local MEP James Carver has reacted angrily to the planned closures of six courts in West Midlands.

Following the announcement about the closure of the courts Mr Carver said the … Continue Reading »

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UK exports to EU have widened to an £89bn. deficit - The EU clearly needs us far more than we need them.

UK exports to EU have widened to an £89bn. deficit - The EU clearly needs us far more than we need them.

by Michael Wrench, 1 year ago

It is clear why Europhiles keep on scaremongering - every day more reasons emerge why Britain should leave the EU as soon as possible.

New figures show that for the second consecutive ye… Continue Reading »

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CAMERON’S EU DEAL ’NOTHING OF SUBSTANCE’ SAYS LOCAL MEP

CAMERON’S EU DEAL ’NOTHING OF SUBSTANCE’ SAYS LOCAL MEP

by Michael Wrench, 1 year ago

West Midlands MEP James Carver has described David Cameron’s draft EU deal as containing “nothing of substance at all.”

“After all the hot air is this all he is able to come with? You ca… Continue Reading »

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NEWSPAPER ROUND BAN RIDICULED

NEWSPAPER ROUND BAN RIDICULED

by Michael Wrench, 1 year ago

A suggestion that school children should be banned from having a newspaper round has been ridiculed by local MEP James Carver.

The European Committee of Social Rights, which is part of t… Continue Reading »

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PROPOSED FLOODING TAX ANGER

PROPOSED FLOODING TAX ANGER

by Michael Wrench, 1 year ago

West Midlands MEP James Carver has reacted angrily to the possibility of council tax bills being hiked in flood hit areas.

The idea of local authorities raising funds for flood defences … Continue Reading »

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Just five per cent of drug users in Worcestershire kicked the habit following taxpayer-funded treatment is dismal indeed

Just five per cent of drug users in Worcestershire kicked the habit following taxpayer-funded treatment is dismal indeed

by Michael Wrench, 1 year ago

A report showing that just five per cent of drug users in Worcestershire kicked the habit following taxpayer-funded treatment is dismal indeed.

Though I have to say the UK average of 7.4… Continue Reading »

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UK SHOULD BE FREE TO MAKE ITS OWN LAWS, SAYS UKIP

UK SHOULD BE FREE TO MAKE ITS OWN LAWS, SAYS UKIP

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 1 month ago

An EU ruling that employers can read workers’ private messages sent via chat software and webmail accounts during work hours further demonstrates why we should make their own laws, said UKIP MEP… Continue Reading »

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WORRYING AIR SAFETY SECRECY RULES

WORRYING AIR SAFETY SECRECY RULES

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 1 month ago

Worrying new secrecy rules surrounding air safety incidents have come under fire from local MEP James Carver.

The EU has brought in a regulation which means that accounts of aircraft saf… Continue Reading »

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Noisy Neighbours - Complaints on the rise

Noisy Neighbours - Complaints on the rise

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 1 month ago

News that almost 450 complaints were made to the council about noisy neighbours in Worcester over 18 months makes depressing reading.

The statistics - equalling 25 complaints a month - i… Continue Reading »

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Honouring the works of William Shakespeare

Honouring the works of William Shakespeare

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 1 month ago

As both a Warwickshire MEP and a Shakespeare fan I am delighted that the Bard of Avon is feature on three special edition coins.

It is fitting that the Royal Mint should mark the 400th a… Continue Reading »

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2016

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2016

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 2 months ago

Christmas is almost upon us. For me, this is a welcome break from my work on both here and abroad protecting Britain from EU legislation. For you, I hope this is a time for celebration and relax… Continue Reading »

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CHALLENGE TO GOVERNMENT’S PLAIN PACKAGING FOR TOBACCO PLAN WELCOMED

CHALLENGE TO GOVERNMENT’S PLAIN PACKAGING FOR TOBACCO PLAN WELCOMED

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 2 months ago

A legal challenge by major tobacco firms against the government’s plain packaging rules has the support of local MEP James Carver.

The regulations banning companies from using any logos … Continue Reading »

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