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Help UKIP finish the job and win the referendum

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 8 months ago

UKIP campaigned for a referendum. UKIP secured a referendum. Help us finish the job and win the referendum.

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EBOLA CHECKS SHOULD REMAIN

EBOLA CHECKS SHOULD REMAIN

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 8 months ago

Protection from the deadly Ebola virus should not be limited to checks at Heathrow and Gatwick airports, says West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

Public Health England has announced the… Continue Reading »

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PRISON SMOKING BAN MUST BE CONSIDERED CAREFULLY

PRISON SMOKING BAN MUST BE CONSIDERED CAREFULLY

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 8 months ago

Plans to ban smoking in prisons must be carefully thought through.

I believe that prisoners must forfeit the right to vote and should spend their time usefully, learning skills to benefi… Continue Reading »

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I'm raising money for a great West Midlands charity - The Beacon Centre for the Blind. Based in Wolverhampton,

I'm raising money for a great West Midlands charity - The Beacon Centre for the Blind. Based in Wolverhampton,

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 8 months ago

I will be running the Great Birmingham Run 2015 taking place on Sunday October 18th for a fantastic West Midlands charity "The Beacon Centre for the Blind" based in Wolverhampton.

They d… Continue Reading »

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We need to leave the EU and introduce an Australian-style points system

We need to leave the EU and introduce an Australian-style points system

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 8 months ago

At a time when the parents of about 80,000 pupils have learned that they have not got their first choice of school it comes as no surprise to learn that 

almost 188,000 of the 695,000 UK birt… Continue Reading »

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PROPOSED RECYCLING TARGETS COULD HIT HOUSEHOLDERS IN THE POCKET

PROPOSED RECYCLING TARGETS COULD HIT HOUSEHOLDERS IN THE POCKET

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 8 months ago

Householders could be hit in the pocket for failing to meet 'pie in the sky' recycling targets being proposed by the EU, warned local UKIP MEP James Carver.

Eurocrats are proposing that … Continue Reading »

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UKIP ATTACKS SECRETIVE EU-FUNDED PAYMENTS TO ANONYMOUS POLITICAL GROUPS IN NORTH AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST

UKIP ATTACKS SECRETIVE EU-FUNDED PAYMENTS TO ANONYMOUS POLITICAL GROUPS IN NORTH AFRICA AND MIDDLE EAST

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 8 months ago

The European Union “is in no position to lecture anyone on democracy," says West Midlands MEP James Carver after the Parliament overwhelmingly voted for the 'European Endowment for Democracy’. (… Continue Reading »

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UKIP blasts European Parliament for passing TTIP resolution in crucial vote

UKIP blasts European Parliament for passing TTIP resolution in crucial vote

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 8 months ago

Local MEP James Carver has reacted angrily to the European Parliament's go-ahead for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).

"This controversial issue has resulted in … Continue Reading »

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Skirt saga should be addressed warn MEPs

Skirt saga should be addressed warn MEPs

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 8 months ago

West Midlands three UKIP MEPs have today called for a ban on girls from wearing skirts at a Staffordshire school to be scrapped following news that a similar move at a Devon school is on hold.

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MEPs get noggings together and gear up for the bostin' Black Country festival

MEPs get noggings together and gear up for the bostin' Black Country festival

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 8 months ago

(Pictured): Front row centre left to right Bill Etheridge, Jill Seymour and James Carver, joined by fellow UKIP MEPs from across the country flying the flag for the forthcoming Black Country Day… Continue Reading »

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NO TO TTIP

NO TO TTIP

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 8 months ago

I have received thousands of emails on this topic. I can assure you that I & UKIP takes the threat posed by TTIP seriously, and in particular the ISDS- which threatens our government with potent… Continue Reading »

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‘NO’ VOTE RECOGNITION OF DEMOCRACY

‘NO’ VOTE RECOGNITION OF DEMOCRACY

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 8 months ago

The “no” vote in Greece is recognition of democracy at its finest, said local UKIP MEP James Carver.

Welcoming the referendum rejecting the terms of an international bailout, Mr Carver s… Continue Reading »

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Scotch eggs could be scotched for good thanks to nannying calls

Scotch eggs could be scotched for good thanks to nannying calls

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 8 months ago

West Midlands MEP James Carver has today said the Government is a sandwich short of a picnic after advocating nanny state draconian rules which could scotch scotch eggs from children’s lunch b… Continue Reading »

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“Plane crazy” calls to increase tax on flights

“Plane crazy” calls to increase tax on flights

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 8 months ago

UKIP’s West Midlands MEPs have today launched a three-pronged attack at “plane crazy” calls by a Wolverhampton MP, who never flies, to increase a tax on the cost of flights.

The Party’s n… Continue Reading »

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Blatant blowing of cash on combined authority blasted

Blatant blowing of cash on combined authority blasted

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 8 months ago

West Midlands MEPs James Carver and Bill Etheridge have blasted the “blatant blowing” of hundreds of thousands of pounds on the anti-democratic push to create a combined Birmingham and Black… Continue Reading »

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LOCAL MEP SUPPORTS WORLD SCLERODERMA DAY

LOCAL MEP SUPPORTS WORLD SCLERODERMA DAY

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 9 months ago

Local MEP James Carver will be highlighting Word Scleroderma Day today (Tue) at an event in the European Parliament.

The non-political gathering is to be attended by about 100 patients, … Continue Reading »

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Scleroderma‬ awareness conference next Tues 30th June

Scleroderma‬ awareness conference next Tues 30th June

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 9 months ago

I'm privileged to be hosting a ‪#‎scleroderma‬ awareness conference next Tues 30th June @Europarl_EN with @sclerodermauk & FESCA.

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Major victory to safeguard future of popular pub

Major victory to safeguard future of popular pub

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 9 months ago

Campaigners battling controversial plans to build a Co-op convenience store on the car park of a popular Wollescote pub have won a major victory.

Dudley Council has approved an application, submi… Continue Reading »

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Europhile EU myths branded Tories’ “Achilles Heel”

Europhile EU myths branded Tories’ “Achilles Heel”

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 9 months ago

West Midlands MEPs James Carver and Bill Etheridge have today welcomed the findings of a heavyweight 1,000-page study which goes a big way towards slaying the many myths associated with the so-c… Continue Reading »

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The Truth About Trade Beyond The EU

The Truth About Trade Beyond The EU

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 9 months ago

The Truth About Trade Beyond The EU

Five key 'EU Myths' widely used by pro-EU campaigners.
Supported by fully quantified and researched evidence, UKIP rebuts five common falsehoods that have… Continue Reading »

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commemorating the ‪#‎commonwealth‬ sacrifice in WW1

commemorating the ‪#‎commonwealth‬ sacrifice in WW1

by Michael Wrench, 1 year, 9 months ago

Fantastic effort by all involved with ‪#‎BOPA‬ event in Coventry commemorating the ‪#‎commonwealth‬ sacrifice in WW1

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Conference Tuesday 23rd @Europarl_EN

Conference Tuesday 23rd @Europarl_EN

by James Carver, 1 year, 9 months ago

I'm hosting a conference next Tues. at @Europarl_EN on the #Yemen civil war, alongside former Vice-President Aljifri.

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 Magna Carta 800th Anniversary

Magna Carta 800th Anniversary

by James Carver, 1 year, 9 months ago

The 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta has a particularly special significance for people in the West Midlands.

For King John, who signed this historic document, is buried in… Continue Reading »

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MEP pledged support for small-scale cider producers

MEP pledged support for small-scale cider producers

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 9 months ago

James Carver, local MEP for the West Midlands, has today pledged to offer spirited support to cider producers who could be hit by an unfair EU tax.

UKIP MEP James Carver, is to add his name to a … Continue Reading »

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​UKIP Commonwealth spokesman supports Somaliland national day​

​UKIP Commonwealth spokesman supports Somaliland national day​

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 10 months ago

UKIP Commonwealth Spokesman James Carver MEP has sent a message of support to Somaliland to mark their national day today, the 18th May.

He said, "I whole-heartedly support their cause for recogn… Continue Reading »

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