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Candid Carver

Commentary on political issues of the day from James Carver, MEP.

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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, 4 days, 11 hours 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, 5 days, 12 hours 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 week, 3 days 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 week, 4 days 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 week, 4 days 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.

 

The form… Continue Reading »

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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 week, 4 days 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 week, 5 days 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 week, 6 days 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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Happy Commonwealth Day!

Happy Commonwealth Day!

by Sarah Cousins, 1 week, 6 days ago

"Today, we celebrate the unique and historical bond which unites 53 nations that make up the Commonwealth," said West Midlands MEP James Carver, UKIP's Foreign and Commonwealth affairs spokesman… Continue Reading »

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New appointment for James Carver MEP

New appointment for James Carver MEP

by Sarah Cousins, 2 weeks, 2 days ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has been appointed to the European Parliament’s Regional Development committee.

 

Mr Carver said he was “delighted” to be joining the committee.

 

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Good to see Heseltine got the boot

Good to see Heseltine got the boot

by Sarah Cousins, 2 weeks, 4 days ago

Lord Heseltine has rightly been sacked from his advisory role to the Tory government after rebelling over Brexit last night, says West Midlands MEP James Carver.

The 83-year-old former C… Continue Reading »

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Britain needs to make the most of Commonwealth markets like Nigeria

Britain needs to make the most of Commonwealth markets like Nigeria

by Sarah Cousins, 2 weeks, 5 days ago

UKIP’s Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs spokesman is urging the government not to let opportunities for trade with Nigeria slip by.

 

As Africa’s largest economy and biggest democracy, pos… Continue Reading »

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Mali urged to look further than EU for support

Mali urged to look further than EU for support

by Sarah Cousins, 2 weeks, 6 days ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has urged a delegation from the West African state of Mali not to “put all their eggs into one EU basket”.

 

Top of the agenda for talks with the Foreig… Continue Reading »

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The Lords will not stop the will of the people

The Lords will not stop the will of the people

by Sarah Cousins, 3 weeks, 3 days ago

The House of Lords vote to amend the Brexit bill will not thwart the will of the people to leave the EU, says West Midlands MEP James Carver after last yesterday’s government defeat.

Jam… Continue Reading »

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Lords could face the wrath of the people

Lords could face the wrath of the people

by Sarah Cousins, 3 weeks, 4 days ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has hit out against “delaying tactics” by the House of Lords which could leave the UK stuck in the EU with its democratic vote being wiped out.

 

The Lo… Continue Reading »

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Sizzling good sense from Dane

Sizzling good sense from Dane

by Sarah Cousins, 3 weeks, 6 days ago

A Danish MEP is calling on EU leaders to stop being so negative and defensive about Brexit.

Anders Vistisen, vice chairman its Foreign Affairs Committee, points out the mutual benefits o… Continue Reading »

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Growth prospects and optimism flying high

Growth prospects and optimism flying high

by Sarah Cousins, 3 weeks, 6 days ago

More good news on the economic front has been announced:

UK rises to become third most important country for company growth prospects, PwC says

UK services optimism is … Continue Reading »

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MEP  calls for workers get a Fairtrade break

MEP calls for workers get a Fairtrade break

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 1 week ago

Offices and factories are being urged to give their staff a Fairtrade break by West Midlands MEP James Carver.

The UKIP Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs spokesman, who lives in Worcester… Continue Reading »

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Pro-EU group challenging democracy

Pro-EU group challenging democracy

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 1 week ago

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has attacked the validity of a survey claiming many Stratford people who voted to leave the EU have changed their minds.

Mr Carver said the sample of … Continue Reading »

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Record highs for UK economy

Record highs for UK economy

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 1 week ago


Yesterday we had yet another flurry of positive post referendum economic data. Employment hit a record high as UK firms keep on hiring, investor sentiment has risen to its highest level since … Continue Reading »

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Golden opportunity of freedom from EU protectionism

Golden opportunity of freedom from EU protectionism

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 1 week ago

BREXIT offers a “golden opportunity” to free British manufacturers and businesses from Brussels protectionism, says a West Midlands MEP.

UKIP’s James Carver is supporting a campaign star… Continue Reading »

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"Passion and commitment" of Bewdley by-election hopeful

"Passion and commitment" of Bewdley by-election hopeful

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

UKIP MEP, Kidderminster-based James Carver has hailed his party’s Wribbenhall candidate in this month’s Bewdley by-election as “a local man with passion and commitment”.

David Field is o… Continue Reading »

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Shami rebuked for silence over Shiner's sham claims

Shami rebuked for silence over Shiner's sham claims

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Former Liberty director, Labour peer Shami Chakrabarti must be feeling red faced after the downfall of her friend and collaborator, disgraced tank-chasing lawyer Phil Shiner.

Her office … Continue Reading »

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Greedy energy company leaves hard-up families shivering

Greedy energy company leaves hard-up families shivering

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Npower’s massive fuel price hike has been condemned by West Midlands MEP James Carver as a “kick in the teeth” for hard-up families.

The UKIP politician warned the standard tariff increa… Continue Reading »

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Shiner's false claims against British troops were "shameful" - says James Carver MEP

Shiner's false claims against British troops were "shameful" - says James Carver MEP

by Sarah Cousins, 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Former reservist West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has spoken of his delight that lawyer Phil Shiner, who brought abuse claims against British troops, has been struck off after a misconduct he… Continue Reading »

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