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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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 8 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, 9 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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JCB boss digs further hole in Europhile trade claims

JCB boss digs further hole in Europhile trade claims

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 9 months ago

West Midlands MEP James Carver has today welcomed Lord Bamford’s comments over the EU.

UKIP MEP James Carver says the West Midlands-based JCB boss has dug a further hole in the Europhile argume… Continue Reading »

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West Midlands MEP welcomes news Nigel Farage is to stay on as UKIP Leader

West Midlands MEP welcomes news Nigel Farage is to stay on as UKIP Leader

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 9 months ago

West Midlands MEP James Carver has today welcomed the news that Nigel Farage is to stay on as UKIP Leader.

UKIP MEP James Carver says the party’s decision to reject Mr Farage’s resignation is… Continue Reading »

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'Help the less well off out of hopelessness'

'Help the less well off out of hopelessness'

by , 1 year, 10 months ago

Jim was recently interviewed by Marcus Jones from Premier Radio. A number of topics were discussed, including 16 to 18 year olds voting, reaching those within the electorate who may not have pre… Continue Reading »

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EU regulations force closure of former coal-fired plant

EU regulations force closure of former coal-fired plant

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 11 months ago

West Midlands MEP James Carver has today attacked bright sparks in Brussels for imposing EU rules which are forcing the closure of the remaining part of a former coal-fired Ironbridge plant in t… Continue Reading »

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Hare & Hounds Pub submits Asset of Community Value

Hare & Hounds Pub submits Asset of Community Value

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 11 months ago

West Midlands MEP James Carver has welcomed the news that an application has been made to turn the Hare & Hounds Public House, Wynall Lane, Wollescote into an Asset of Community Value.

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Hope Not Hate campaign of smears and fear to be countered

Hope Not Hate campaign of smears and fear to be countered

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 11 months ago

West Midlands MEPs James Carver and Bill Etheridge have called for calm following news that a taxpayer-funded anti-democratic group is due to organise “negative campaigns of scaremongering and… Continue Reading »

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UKIP - HUGE COST OF EU RED TAPE

UKIP - HUGE COST OF EU RED TAPE

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 11 months ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has highlighted the fact that the cost of EU red tape is so huge that it exceeds the Treasury estimates for council tax revenue for this financial year.

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Locals pack public meeting to save their pub from supermarket scheme

Locals pack public meeting to save their pub from supermarket scheme

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 11 months ago

Livid locals at a popular pub in Stourbridge attended a public meeting last night to vent their anger over plans to build a supermarket on their hostelry’s car park. 

Around 80 residents packed… Continue Reading »

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MEP calls for spirited defence of the cider industry

MEP calls for spirited defence of the cider industry

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 11 months ago

West Midlands MEP James Carver fears small-scale producers of cider and perry could be hit by controversial EU moves to amend the UK’s excise duty scheme.
 
The UKIP MEP, who represents He… Continue Reading »

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Save Our Pubs campaign joined by Stourbridge landlord

Save Our Pubs campaign joined by Stourbridge landlord

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 12 months ago

West Midlands MEPs James Carver and Bill Etheridge, who have this week launched a Save Our Pubs campaign, say they will fight tooth and nail to protect popular Black Country boozers from potenti… Continue Reading »

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SAVE OUR PUBS CAMPAIGN TO BE LAUNCHED

SAVE OUR PUBS CAMPAIGN TO BE LAUNCHED

by Craig Winyard, 2 years ago

West Midlands MEPs James Carver and Bill Etheridge are to launch a major Save Our Pubs campaign following news that the future of a number of local hostelries has been plunged into uncertainty. … Continue Reading »

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MEP takes case against incinerator to Strasbourg

MEP takes case against incinerator to Strasbourg

by Craig Winyard, 2 years ago

West Midlands MEP James Carver has blasted EU bureaucrats in the Strasbourg parliament for saddling taxpayers in Worcestershire and Herefordshire with inflexible rules on waste which could lead … Continue Reading »

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EU Imperialism

EU Imperialism

by , 2 years ago

During a Committee of Foreign Affairs meeting (20th Jan 2015), Jim gave a number of speeches covering issues relating to security, war crimes, Serbia possibly joining the European Union, EU imperialism in eastern Europe and the concerns around Russia selling long range bombers to Argentina.

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Re-recognition of Somaliland

Re-recognition of Somaliland

by , 2 years ago

Jim made a recent speech on the re-recognition of Somaliland. Jim’s speech was made on United Nations World Democracy Day (21st January). During his speech, he expressed his desire to see the establishment of a cross delegation Somali friendship group.

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MEP issues plea for under threat pub to be saved

MEP issues plea for under threat pub to be saved

by Craig Winyard, 2 years ago

MEP issues plea for under threat pub to be saved

West Midlands MEP James Carver has called on planners in Dudley to throw out controversial proposals to turn a popular pub in Stourbridge into a s… Continue Reading »

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Western military intervention will solve nothing

Western military intervention will solve nothing

by , 2 years ago

Recent atrocities in Northern Nigeria: Jim recently gave a speech to suggest suggesting further military intervention in Nigeria will solve nothing.

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'Lunatics have taken over the Asylum'

'Lunatics have taken over the Asylum'

by , 2 years ago

In a recent speech, Jim discussed the increasing diplomatic pressures on the 28 member states as they are being pushed into increasing harmonisation and ever closer union within the European Uni… Continue Reading »

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