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Fag end tobacco plain packaging plan should be consigned to the ash tray

Fag end tobacco plain packaging plan should be consigned to the ash tray

by Craig Winyard, 2 years, 1 month ago

Government plans to introduce plain packaging on cigarettes is a fag end policy says a West Midlands MEP who believes the move could be a counterfeiters’ dream.
 
West Midlands MEP James C… Continue Reading »

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Labour MP condemned over reaction to allegations of racial abuse

Labour MP condemned over reaction to allegations of racial abuse

by Craig Winyard, 2 years, 1 month ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver, the alleged victim of racial abuse, says he is extremely disappointed by the reaction of a Black Country Labour MP.
 
UKIP MEP James Carver has today a… Continue Reading »

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Social Media, Al and the EU!

Social Media, Al and the EU!

by , 2 years, 1 month ago

Jim is often interviewed on local radio. Here he is talking about abuse on social media, Al Murray standing in an election, the cost of moving the European parliament (6th monthly between Strasb… Continue Reading »

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Persecution in Cameroon and Nigeria

Persecution in Cameroon and Nigeria

by , 2 years, 1 month ago

This week, Jim Carver spoke of the situation in Nigeria, where brutal anti western groups have grown in power. It is estimated that at least 1.5 million people have fled the fighting and there a… Continue Reading »

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Humanitarian Crisis in Libya

Humanitarian Crisis in Libya

by , 2 years, 1 month ago

During European Parliament debates, MEPs can use a ‘Blue Card’ as a means of seeking an opportunity to ask another MEP a question (During an MEP’s speech). This is a recent example of Jim Carver… Continue Reading »

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MEP opposed to 'civic obligation' voting plan

MEP opposed to 'civic obligation' voting plan

by Craig Winyard, 2 years, 1 month ago

A Labour Party push to make voting a 'civic obligation' is opposed by West Midlands MEP James Carver.
 
UKIP MEP James Carver says the lacklustre and out of touch crop of Labour, Tory and … Continue Reading »

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Charlie Hebdo attack 'terrible tragedy'

Charlie Hebdo attack 'terrible tragedy'

by , 2 years, 1 month ago

Following the sad news of the Charlie Hebdo attack and siege in France (January 2015), Jim Carver was asked to comment on the situation in France. This is an extract from an interview from the E… Continue Reading »

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Future of healthcare to come under spotlight during public meeting in Kidderminster

Future of healthcare to come under spotlight during public meeting in Kidderminster

by Craig Winyard, 2 years, 1 month ago

The future of healthcare, and how successive Governments have betrayed the NHS, will come under the spotlight during a public meeting to be held in Kidderminster next week.

UKIP West Midlands MEP… Continue Reading »

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Transparency needed on talks in Coventry

Transparency needed on talks in Coventry

by , 2 years, 1 month ago

A small audio segment from a BBC CWR audio interview given by West Midlands UKIP MEP Jim Carver (On the Shane O’Conner programme – 12th December 2014). Jim raised his concerns about ‘closed meet… Continue Reading »

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Money to burn? - Incinerator “fiasco” playing fast and loose with the public purse says local MEP

Money to burn? - Incinerator “fiasco” playing fast and loose with the public purse says local MEP

by Craig Winyard, 2 years, 2 months ago

West Midlands MEP James Carver has accused both the councils in Hereford in Worcester of playing fast and loose with the public’s purse.

The UKIP MEP says an agreement to borrow £165 million … Continue Reading »

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Jim Carver calls for the extradition of former President Mengistu

Jim Carver calls for the extradition of former President Mengistu

by , 2 years, 2 months ago

During a recent debate in the European Parliament on 17th December, UKIP MEP Jim Carver called for the extradition of former Ethiopian President Mengistu Haile Mariam back to Ethiopia. Ethiopia'… Continue Reading »

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JIm Carver on the Politics Show

JIm Carver on the Politics Show

by , 2 years, 2 months ago

Jim Carver recently appeared on the BBC Politics Show (Midlands Version) to talk about immigration related issues. A lively debate with his political opponents! This is the full section on immigration. Broadcast on Sunday 14th December 2014.

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EU sinks in teeth into Britain through 'vampire tax' on garlic

EU sinks in teeth into Britain through 'vampire tax' on garlic

by Craig Winyard, 2 years, 2 months ago

West Midlands MEP James Carver says a new EU 'vampire tax' on garlic will create a stink.

The UKIP MEP says a new ruling, by an EU court, has stuck its fangs into millions of pounds from Britain.… Continue Reading »

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"We've got them very scared"

"We've got them very scared"

by , 2 years, 2 months ago

The official opening of Jim’s Kidderminster office was held this week (November 2014). Among the guest speakers, MEP Paul Nuttall reflected on the electoral success of the activists and member… Continue Reading »

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No ifs, no buts, impotent successive Governments have been powerless to control mass immigration

No ifs, no buts, impotent successive Governments have been powerless to control mass immigration

by Craig Winyard, 2 years, 2 months ago

´No ifs, no buts´ impotent successive Governments' inability to have control over Britain`s borders has been laid bare by the findings of a new reports - two West Midlands MEPs have said today… Continue Reading »

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Tories in a merry dance over immigration

Tories in a merry dance over immigration

by Craig Winyard, 2 years, 3 months ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver says the Tories are in turmoil over the key issue of immigration after Stourbridge Conservative MP Margot James put her foot in it by warning her party to “… Continue Reading »

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UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP will be visiting the West Midlands later this week to officially open James Carver’s new MEP office in Kidderminster

UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP will be visiting the West Midlands later this week to officially open James Carver’s new MEP office in Kidderminster

by Craig Winyard, 2 years, 3 months ago

UKIP Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP will be visiting the West Midlands later this week to officially open James Carver’s new MEP office in Kidderminster.

Paul Nuttall will be making the special… Continue Reading »

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'There is a better future'

'There is a better future'

by , 2 years, 3 months ago

Jim Carver MEP recently addressed members of the public in Coventry. In his speech, Jim reflected on the  various Remembrance events that had occurred during the day, the Commonwealth, the struc… Continue Reading »

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'This house believes UKIP has been good for British politics'

'This house believes UKIP has been good for British politics'

by , 2 years, 3 months ago

Jim Carver MEP was recently invited to take part in a debate at the Cambridge Union Society entitled: ‘This house believes UKIP has been good for British politics’. Along with other politica… Continue Reading »

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The suffering of the people of Kobane

The suffering of the people of Kobane

by , 2 years, 3 months ago

Jim Carver MEP recently gave a speech in the European Parliament to raise concerns over the situation in Kobane. The people of Kobane are currently ‘under siege’ from IS (Islamic State) forces and Jim is concerned that Turkey has ‘stood by’ and is not assisting those suffering in Kobane.

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Labour Party in a catfight over police front desk cuts

Labour Party in a catfight over police front desk cuts

by Craig Winyard, 2 years, 3 months ago

West Midlands MEPs Bill Etheridge and James Carver say the crisis-hit Labour Party should be ashamed over the proposed cuts to front desks at police stations across the region. 
 
The UKIP MEPs, b… Continue Reading »

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Georgia applying for EU membership?

Georgia applying for EU membership?

by , 2 years, 3 months ago

As a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), Jim Carver MEP often raises foreign affairs questions. In this brief extract from a recent meeting, Jim asked Herbert Salber, European Uni… Continue Reading »

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Euro Sceptic Denmark?

Euro Sceptic Denmark?

by , 2 years, 3 months ago

Jim Carver’s views are sought by media from across the European Union. Jim found a few moments recently to be interviewed by a Danish TV channel where he discussed the increasingly euro sceptic position the people of Denmark are adopting towards their membership of the European Union.

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British beef producers should be in bullish mood – says West Midlands MEP

British beef producers should be in bullish mood – says West Midlands MEP

by Craig Winyard, 2 years, 3 months ago

West Midlands MEP James Carver is calling on food lovers to back British beef producers after a French celebrity butcher caught it in the rib-eye for saying beef breeds such as Hereford and Aber… Continue Reading »

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MAJOR PROTEST TO BE STAGED IN PROTEST AGAINST COMBINED AUTHORITY PLAN

MAJOR PROTEST TO BE STAGED IN PROTEST AGAINST COMBINED AUTHORITY PLAN

by Craig Winyard, 2 years, 3 months ago

West Midlands MEPs James Carver and Bill Etheridge are urging people from across the region to attend a major protest against plans to create a combined Birmingham and Black Country authority.

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