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Slip-road blunder resolved

Slip-road blunder resolved

by Sarah Cousins, 18 hours, 38 minutes ago

A Worcestershire politician has welcomed the scrapping of the infamous Whittington island slip-road after more than 700 motorists petitioned for its removal.

 

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James Carver resigns as party spokesman

James Carver resigns as party spokesman

by Sarah Cousins, 3 days, 21 hours ago

West Midlands MEP James Carver has resigned as UKIP’s Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs spokesman, following the announcement of the party’s integration policy, including a pledge to ban the Musl… Continue Reading »

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Record hike in manufacturing  orders

Record hike in manufacturing orders

by Sarah Cousins, 3 days, 21 hours ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has welcomed more good news on the economy with manufacturers reporting the strongest increase in orders in 22 years.

 

This has been helped by the fall… Continue Reading »

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European Parliament will veto Brexit deal, warns James Carver

European Parliament will veto Brexit deal, warns James Carver

by Sarah Cousins, 4 days, 23 hours ago

The European Union will veto any deal with Britain in a bid to punish the UK for voting to leave the bloc, warns UKIP MEP James Carver.

 

Speaking on the BBC’s Daily Politics show, Mr Carv… Continue Reading »

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Calls to do more to end FGM barbarism

Calls to do more to end FGM barbarism

by Sarah Cousins, 1 week ago

A West Midlands UKIP MEP is calling for more effective action to outlaw the illegal and barbaric practice of female genital mutilation after more than 5,000 new cases affecting women and girls l… Continue Reading »

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All aboard for election race

All aboard for election race

by Sarah Cousins, 1 week, 2 days ago

Pollsters are putting UKIP in third place in the race for the first elected mayor of the West Midlands.

 

The results of the poll – which place the party’s candidate Pete Durnell clearly a… Continue Reading »

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PM calls General Election

PM calls General Election

by Sarah Cousins, 1 week, 3 days ago

I am surprised the PM has called this election but it is clearly an indication that she believes a large proportion of MPs are choosing to ignore the will of the people who voted in last year's … Continue Reading »

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Call to protect non-EU workers from deportation

Call to protect non-EU workers from deportation

by Sarah Cousins, 2 weeks, 1 day ago

UKIP MEP James Carver is urging people to sign a petition calling on the government to change new rules that will see some non-EU workers deported if they earn less than £35,000.

 

The mov… Continue Reading »

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Remoaner trade envoys should be sacked

Remoaner trade envoys should be sacked

by Sarah Cousins, 2 weeks, 3 days ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver today joined calls for the Prime Minister to sack the five Remoaner trade envoys who tried to de-rail the triggering of Brexit negotiations.

 

He welcom… Continue Reading »

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Dairy Milk coming home to Bournville

Dairy Milk coming home to Bournville

by Sarah Cousins, 3 weeks ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has welcomed news that full production of Dairy Milk is returning to Cadbury’s Bournville plant after some manufacturing was earlier moved to Poland.

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Good news for local companies

Good news for local companies

by Sarah Cousins, 3 weeks, 1 day ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has congratulated three Worcestershire businesses who have been recognised among the UK’s fastest growing businesses.

 

Worcester-based Gtech is ranked … Continue Reading »

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Gibraltar is not up for grabs

Gibraltar is not up for grabs

by Sarah Cousins, 3 weeks, 2 days ago

James Carver, UKIP’s Foreign and Commonwealth spokesman, today condemned the incursion of the Spanish warship the Infanta Cristina.

 

“I find it incredible that shortly after the Spanish F… Continue Reading »

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Unity against terror

Unity against terror

by Sarah Cousins, 3 weeks, 4 days ago

UKIP’s Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs spokesman James Carver MEP condemned yesterday’s devastating attack on innocent passengers of the St Petersburg Metro, which left 14 dead and dozens more … Continue Reading »

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Toasting a dream come true

Toasting a dream come true

by Sarah Cousins, 4 weeks, 1 day ago

Champagne bottles popped as West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver celebrated the triggering of Article 50 with party activists at his Kidderminster office yesterday.

 

A jubilant Mr Carver p… Continue Reading »

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Marine A set to be freed by Easter

Marine A set to be freed by Easter

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month ago

Former reservist James Carver MEP has welcomed the news that Royal Marine Seargeant Alexander Blackman could be freed from prison within weeks, after his jail term was cut to seven years today.

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Brexit must mean exit

Brexit must mean exit

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver says he is poised to become a “key guardian” of Britain’s Brexit strategy, once Article 50 is triggered tomorrow.

 

He and 19 colleagues in the European… Continue Reading »

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Traveller site shortage needs  tackling

Traveller site shortage needs tackling

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month ago

A West Midlands UKIP MEP, who is the grandson of a Romany Gypsy, is calling for the chronic shortage of traveller sites across the UK to be addressed.

 

This is EU Roma Week and James Carv… Continue Reading »

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Electric taxi plant puts West Midlands back in the fast lane

Electric taxi plant puts West Midlands back in the fast lane

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 1 week ago

The UK’s first dedicated electric vehicle plant which opened today in Warwickshire shows “immense confidence” in British manufacturing, said West Midlands MEP James Carver.

 

He was speaki… Continue Reading »

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Labour MP slammed for penalising schoolkids

Labour MP slammed for penalising schoolkids

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 1 week ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has slammed a Labour MP for suggesting the way to tackle air pollution around schools is to deprive vulnerable children of their education.

 

Mary Creag… Continue Reading »

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A real threat of foreign invaders

A real threat of foreign invaders

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 1 week ago

A West Midlands MEP is campaigning to protect the British honey bee from foreign invaders which threaten to decimate the population.

 

 

UKIP’s James Carver has already called for a ban… Continue Reading »

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Humanitarian disaster in Horn of Africa

Humanitarian disaster in Horn of Africa

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

The world needs to wake up to the famine which is spreading across East Africa, says West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

 

He was speaking today as aid agencies launched a joint appeal to… Continue Reading »

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Great U-turn by Hammond

Great U-turn by Hammond

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

What a great U-turn by Philip Hammond scrapping the National insurance hike on the self-employed in the face of massive opposition, rejoices West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

 

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Our fishing rights are not bait for Brexit deal

Our fishing rights are not bait for Brexit deal

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

We must stand firm and not hand out concessions to the EU like confetti, implored West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

 

He was speaking following Nigel Farage’s 'radio rant' last night wh… Continue Reading »

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Time to get on with the job now!

Time to get on with the job now!

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 2 weeks ago


After all the prevaricating, the Brexit Bill is now on its way to Her Majesty the Queen for Royal Assent – time for a cheer, says West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

 

The game of ping … Continue Reading »

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Commonwealth's treasure chest for UK's future

Commonwealth's treasure chest for UK's future

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

On the first Commonwealth Day since the historic referendum, James Carver MEP has reiterated how the Commonwealth has become ever more relevant, as Britain prepares to look towards a global futu… Continue Reading »

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