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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, 1 year, 2 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, 1 year, 3 months 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, 1 year, 3 months 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, 1 year, 3 months 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, 1 year, 3 months 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, 1 year, 3 months 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, 1 year, 3 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 months 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, 5 months 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, 5 months 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, 5 months 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, 5 months 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, 6 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, 6 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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CAMERON SHOULD CAMPAIGN FOR BREXIT, SAYS LOCAL MEP

CAMERON SHOULD CAMPAIGN FOR BREXIT, SAYS LOCAL MEP

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 6 months ago

West Midlands MEP James Carver is pressing for David Cameron to campaign to leave the EU after failing to achieve even minor treaty changes he demanded.

“My role is to stand up and be co… Continue Reading »

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SUPPORT FOR BIRMINGHAM FLORIST FROM LOCAL MEP

SUPPORT FOR BIRMINGHAM FLORIST FROM LOCAL MEP

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 6 months ago

Birmingham council should stop being mean spirited and allow florist Allan Poole to keep playing festive tunes, says local MEP James Carver.

His remarks follow threats by the local autho… Continue Reading »

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EU CANDLE PLANS SHOULD BE BLOWN OUT

EU CANDLE PLANS SHOULD BE BLOWN OUT

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 6 months ago

EU plans to regulate candles should be blown out, said local UKIP MEP James Carver.

“Which overpaid and under-worked jobsworths in a Brussels ivory tower dreamt up this latest madness? I… Continue Reading »

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New net migration figures show open door immigration policy is unsustainable

New net migration figures show open door immigration policy is unsustainable

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 6 months ago

West Midlands MEP James Carver says the British Government's wide open door immigration policy is unsustainable following the release of new figures which show net migration into the UK reached … Continue Reading »

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MEP TO ATTEND IMPORTANT YOUTH ROAD SAFETY SEMINAR

MEP TO ATTEND IMPORTANT YOUTH ROAD SAFETY SEMINAR

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 7 months ago

MEP James Carver will be attending a meeting later this week to discuss the vital importance of road safety for youngsters.

He is among guests invited to the seminar on Friday in Warwick… Continue Reading »

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