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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, 2 years, 1 month 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, 2 years, 2 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 2 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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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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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 3 months 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, 4 months 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 4 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, 5 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, 5 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, 5 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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