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Skirt saga should be addressed warn MEPs

Skirt saga should be addressed warn MEPs

by Craig Winyard, 1 year, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 9 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 10 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 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, 11 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 , 2 years 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, 2 years, 1 month 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, 2 years, 1 month 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, 2 years, 1 month 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, 2 years, 1 month 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, 2 years, 1 month 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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