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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

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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Greedy energy company leaves hard-up families shivering

Greedy energy company leaves hard-up families shivering

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 increases 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

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 is re… Continue Reading »

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"Passion and commitment" of Bewdley by-election hopeful

"Passion and commitment" of Bewdley by-election hopeful

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 one of… Continue Reading »

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Golden opportunity of freedom from EU protectionism

Golden opportunity of freedom from EU protectionism

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 started b… Continue Reading »

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Record highs for UK economy

Record highs for UK economy

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 be… Continue Reading »

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Pro-EU group challenging democracy

Pro-EU group challenging democracy

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 just … Continue Reading »

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MEP calls for workers get a Fairtrade break

MEP  calls for workers get a Fairtrade break

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, is … Continue Reading »

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Growth prospects and optimism flying high

Growth prospects and optimism flying high

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 highest since Brexit… Continue Reading »

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Sizzling good sense from Dane

Sizzling good sense from Dane

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 of a g… Continue Reading »

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Lords could face the wrath of the people

Lords could face the wrath of the people

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 Lords i… 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

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.

James Ca… Continue Reading »

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Mali urged to look further than EU for support

Mali urged to look further than EU for support

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 Foreign and… 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

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, post-Bre… Continue Reading »

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Good to see Heseltine got the boot

Good to see Heseltine got the boot

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 Conser… Continue Reading »

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National Insurance hike is a savage attack on the self-employed

National Insurance hike is a savage attack on the self-employed

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has joined the attack on the Chancellor accusing him of making life worse for millions of self-employed workers following yesterday’s national insurance hike.… Continue Reading »

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New appointment for James Carver MEP

New appointment for James Carver MEP

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.

He said: … Continue Reading »

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Happy Commonwealth Day!

Happy Commonwealth Day!

"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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Commonwealth's treasure chest for UK's future

Commonwealth's treasure chest for UK's future

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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Time to get on with the job now!

Time to get on with the job now!

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 pong is… Continue Reading »

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Our fishing rights are not bait for Brexit deal

Our fishing rights are not bait for Brexit deal

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 when he… Continue Reading »

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Great U-turn by Hammond

Great U-turn by Hammond

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 former se… Continue Reading »

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Humanitarian disaster in Horn of Africa

Humanitarian disaster in Horn of Africa

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 rais… Continue Reading »

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A real threat of foreign invaders

A real threat of foreign invaders

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 on the ex… Continue Reading »

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Labour MP slammed for penalising schoolkids

Labour MP slammed for penalising schoolkids

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 Creagh MP,… 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

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 speaking to… Continue Reading »

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Traveller site shortage needs tackling

Traveller site shortage needs  tackling

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 Carver ha… Continue Reading »

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Brexit must mean exit

Brexit must mean exit

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 Parl… Continue Reading »

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Marine A set to be freed by Easter

Marine A set to be freed by Easter

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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Toasting a dream come true

Toasting a dream come true

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 praise… Continue Reading »

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Unity against terror

Unity against terror

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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Gibraltar is not up for grabs

Gibraltar is not up for grabs

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 Foreig… Continue Reading »

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Good news for local companies

Good news for local companies

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 11th … Continue Reading »

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Dairy Milk coming home to Bournville

Dairy Milk coming home to Bournville

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.

The c… Continue Reading »

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Remoaner trade envoys should be sacked

Remoaner trade envoys should be sacked

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 welcomed th… Continue Reading »

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Call to protect non-EU workers from deportation

Call to protect non-EU workers from deportation

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 move wil… Continue Reading »

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PM calls General Election

PM calls General Election

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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All aboard for election race

All aboard for election race

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 ahead … Continue Reading »

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Calls to do more to end FGM barbarism

Calls to do more to end FGM barbarism

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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European Parliament will veto Brexit deal, warns James Carver

European Parliament will veto Brexit deal, warns James Carver

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 Carver in… Continue Reading »

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Record hike in manufacturing orders

Record hike in manufacturing  orders

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 in s… Continue Reading »

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James Carver resigns as party spokesman

James Carver resigns as party spokesman

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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Slip-road blunder resolved

Slip-road blunder resolved

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

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carv… Continue Reading »

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Best serving constituents as an MEP

Best serving constituents as an MEP

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has confirmed he will not be contesting a seat in the forthcoming general election. 

Mr Carver said: "After much consideration, I decided the best way I ca… Continue Reading »

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Back to business

Back to business

Businesses in Herefordshire and Worcestershire are looking forward to a bright future, according to the latest economic survey.

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has welcomed the findings r… Continue Reading »

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Special guest at awards night

Special guest at awards night

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver highlighted the UK’s strengths at the British Bangladeshi Business Awards.

Speaking at the event in Birmingham on Sunday, he said our “diverse heritage” wo… Continue Reading »

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UKIP councillor is made deputy mayor

UKIP councillor is made deputy mayor

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver hailed Councillor Martin Stooke as a “great ambassador for Kidderminster” as he congratulated him on becoming the town’s deputy mayor.

Cllr Stooke, UKIP me… Continue Reading »

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Over-blown cost of immigration controls

Over-blown cost of immigration controls

Claims that tightening controls on immigration would cost the Exchequer up to £6bn a year have been repeated by the BBC over recent days as if fact and the record needs putting straight, said We… Continue Reading »

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We must find an end to the killing

We must find an end to the killing

This has got to stop now! We can’t afford to keep losing innocent civilians like this.

Almost all, if not absolutely all, atrocities we have seen in recent times have been committed by people… Continue Reading »

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Excise duty would damage vaping industry

Excise duty would damage vaping industry

Plans being considered by the EU to slap excise duty on vaping products have been condemned by West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver as “bad for public health”.

It is feared the proposed tax of… Continue Reading »

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Tribute to a fine politician

Tribute to a fine politician

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has paid tribute to former Hereford MP Paul Keetch who died on Wednesday, aged 56.

As a Liberal Democrat, he made his mark on public life by setting himsel… Continue Reading »

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Call for action as drought-hit Somaliland is rocked by disease

Call for action as drought-hit Somaliland is rocked by disease

Drought-hit Somaliland is now struggling with a devastating outbreak of diarrhoea, leading West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver to call for urgent action.

Mr Carver said latest figures reveal … Continue Reading »

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We don't need rage!

We don't need rage!

This so-called “Day of Rage” is, quite frankly, the last thing that our emergency services need to be dealing with, at this time of great uncertainty.

We make our points through democratic me… Continue Reading »

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Putting DY5 on the map

Putting DY5 on the map

Brierley Hill’s new business and innovation enterprise zone will be able to take advantage of Britain’s global place in the world free from the shackles of the European Union, said West Midlands… Continue Reading »

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We must ensure the rights of the Chagossians to return to their homeland

We must ensure the rights of the Chagossians to return to their homeland

Following the UN General Assembly's vote to refer the issue of the Chagos Islands to the ICJ in The Hague, West Midlands MEP, James Carver, a long -time advocate and supporter of Chagossians, wi… Continue Reading »

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Backing bid to boost tourism in Sri Lanka

Backing bid to boost tourism in Sri Lanka

A bid to boost visitor numbers to Sri Lanka is being backed by West Midlands MEP James Carver.

He spoke at a European Parliament cross party event in Brussels this week, organised by the Sri … Continue Reading »

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Death toll soars in Yemen's cholera outbreak

Death toll soars in Yemen's cholera outbreak

The people of Yemen are facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world, with 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. 

In just two months, this killer disease has spr… Continue Reading »

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Time the council turned over a new leaf

Time the council turned over a new leaf

Kidderminster-based MEP James Carver is calling for the town’s streets to be cleared of weeds and tons of sprouting greenery at the base of roadside trees to put “pride” back in communities and … Continue Reading »

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Backing campaign to save Kidderminster's green belt

Backing campaign to save Kidderminster's green belt

A battle to save green belt land on the edge of Kidderminster’s Spennells estate from development is being backed by West Midlands MEP James Carver.

Proposals to plough up productive barley f… Continue Reading »

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Report from Abu Dhabi's English language newspaper The National

Report from Abu Dhabi's English language newspaper The National

Supporters of the Southern Transitional Council attend a rally to demand the secession of south Yemen, in the southern port city on July 7, 2017.

A recent protest by tens of thousands of Yeme… Continue Reading »

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Sainsbury's urged to rethink ditching of Fairtrade tea

Sainsbury's urged to rethink  ditching of Fairtrade tea

A leading West Midlands politician is backing a national campaign calling on Sainsbury’s to reverse its controversial decision to drop Fairtrade tea. 

So far 90,000 people have signed an onli… Continue Reading »

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The myth of the EU's "single voice"

The myth of the EU's "single voice"

The notion that the EU states will put up a unified block to Britain’s Brexit negotiations, forcing us to submissively settle for a less than acceptable outcome is simply a myth, says West Midla… Continue Reading »

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Call for price cap on energy prices

Call for price cap on energy prices

West Midlands MEP James Carver is urging the region’s MPs to support cross-party calls for the Prime Minister to keep her manifesto promise to cap the price of gas and electricity to stop energy… Continue Reading »

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Reasons to be cheerful

Reasons to be cheerful

The International Monetary Fund’s latest prediction of solid global growth over the next two years has been welcomed by West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

He said the significant increase i… Continue Reading »

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No deal is better than a bad deal

No deal is better than a bad deal

The weekend’s Telegraph claims that the Government could pay up to £36 billion in a financial settlement with the EU if Brussels agrees to negotiate it “as part of a deal on future relations, in… Continue Reading »

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Rural businesses urged to tap into EU funds

Rural businesses urged to tap into EU funds

A Worcestershire MEP is urging businesses to take advantage of Pie and Pint workshops where they can find out about European Union funding opportunities.

The sessions, which are being held in… Continue Reading »

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Comedy show belittling Brexit voters is no joke

Comedy show belittling Brexit voters  is no joke

A UKIP MEP has hit out at the BBC for spending licence-payers’ money on a spoof comedy show aimed at mocking the majority of the British people who voted for Brexit.

Steve Coogan’s inept char… Continue Reading »

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Call for action to halt escalating cost of rural crime

Call for action to halt escalating cost of rural crime

West Midlands MEP James Carver is calling for more action to combat rural crime after latest figures reveal the cost to Worcestershire has soared by almost a third.

The county was the 10th wo… Continue Reading »

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James Carver backs Henry Bolton's bid to become UKIP leader

James Carver backs Henry Bolton's bid to become UKIP leader

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has today announced he is backing international security expert Henry Bolton as his party’s next leader.

With 10 candidates now standing for the role followi… Continue Reading »

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Electoral reform is needed for a modern democracy

Electoral reform is needed for a modern democracy

Here in the UK, we are not generally quick to embrace change and indeed relish our traditions, but sometimes change is for the better and some traditions are best consigned to the history books,… Continue Reading »

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European Court of Justice must not be allowed to sneak in through the back door

European Court of Justice must not be allowed to sneak in through the back door

In negotiating the end of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK, we must be mindful not to allow it back in through the back door, warns West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver… Continue Reading »

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Solutions to costly unauthorised Gypsy encampments

Solutions to costly unauthorised Gypsy encampments

A West Midlands politician is urging councils to follow Sandwell’s lead and open transit sites for Gypsies and Travellers in a bid to crack down on costly unauthorised camps.

James Carver, a … Continue Reading »

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A defining moment in the leadership race

A defining moment in the leadership race

West Midlands MEP James Carver is “over the moon” at the news that Nigel Farage is acting as Henry Bolton’s political referee in UKIP’s leadership race.

The announcement was tweeted by Mr Bol… Continue Reading »

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TUC risks becoming an irrelevance

TUC risks becoming an irrelevance

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver is urging the TUC to save itself from annihilation by pulling back from its anti-Brexit stance at next week’s conference and support the majority view of its … Continue Reading »

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Government urged to sprint on with Brum's Games bid

Government urged to sprint on with Brum's Games bid

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver is pressing the Government to bid for Birmingham to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

His plea follows the announcement that Midlands’ capital has beate… Continue Reading »

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MPs urged to support Withdrawal Bill

MPs urged to support Withdrawal Bill

MPs must support the Withdrawal Bill to avoid a “chaotic” exit from the European Union, insists West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

Speaking as the Commons prepares for today’s Second Readin… Continue Reading »

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The UK must stay Gibraltar's rock

The UK must stay Gibraltar's rock

Following Gibraltar’s National day yesterday, West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver said it was good to hear the Rock’s  chief minister was keen to forge even stronger ties with the UK after Brexi… Continue Reading »

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Britain's maritime industry will make waves post-Brexit

Britain's maritime industry will make waves post-Brexit

A Government pledge that it will work with Britain’s lucrative maritime industry to make it a world leader, has been welcomed by West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

He said: “I am delighted … Continue Reading »

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We must never surrender control of our own defence

We must never surrender control of our own defence

We must not allow the Government to surrender control of UK defence to the EU as described in its Defence Partnership Paper, warns West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

He said: “The language … Continue Reading »

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Re-think urged over hospital stroke unit closure plan

Re-think urged over hospital stroke unit closure plan

A West Midlands politician is calling for a re-think over proposals to close stroke services at Walsall Manor Hospital.

The plan, currently out to consultation, is to close the hyper-acute st… Continue Reading »

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TV slot on politics show

TV slot on politics show

Tune into this week's BBC Sunday Politics programme at 11.30am to hear James talking about the UKIP leadership race, the relevance of the party now and his hopes for its future - hopefully with … Continue Reading »

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Delight at dairy giant's massive investment in Shropshire

Delight at dairy giant's massive investment in Shropshire

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver is "delighted" at the news German-owned Muller is investing £100 million in its Shropshire factories.

He said : "It is great news for the county's economy … Continue Reading »

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Sad passing of a Brexiteer

Sad passing of a Brexiteer

Condolences to the family of lifelong passionate Eurosceptic Sir Teddy Taylor, whose death was announced yesterday.

He opposed the UK’s entry into the Common Market, was a stalwart of the Maa… Continue Reading »

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High time Labour remoaners signed off

High time Labour remoaners signed off

The Labour MPs who signed an open letter published in the Observer at the weekend, seeking membership of the single market post-Brexit must be naïve if they can’t see the potential damage to neg… Continue Reading »

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Plea to halt PCCs' fire takeover bid

Plea to halt PCCs' fire takeover bid

West Midlands MEP James Carver is calling on the Home Secretary to abandon controversial plans for police and crime commissioners to take over fire authorities.

Mr Carver, whose area includes… Continue Reading »

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Midlands engine revs up a gear

Midlands engine revs up a gear

The publication of a blueprint for major economic growth across the Midlands has been welcomed by West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver as a “bold and ambitious” plan.

The Midlands Engine Visio… Continue Reading »

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New leader is great news for UKIP

New leader is great news for UKIP

Exciting times are ahead for UKIP with Henry Bolton as the party's new leader, said West Midlands MEP James Carver.

As the first UKIP MEP to come out in support of the former police and army offi… Continue Reading »

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Call for CCTV cameras on ferry decks

Call for CCTV cameras on ferry decks

A call for CCTV cameras to be installed on all passenger ferries has been made by West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

He made the appeal while speaking in the European Parliament in support … Continue Reading »

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Action needed to close the attainment gap

Action needed to close the attainment gap

New figures showing Gypsy and Traveller children are the least likely to succeed at school of any ethnic group, have been described as shocking  by UKIP MEP James Carver 

Mr Carver, who repre… Continue Reading »

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MPs move to block Theresa May from signing ‘no deal’ Brexit

MPs move to block Theresa May from signing ‘no deal’ Brexit

Why doesn’t Ken Clarke and his gang, some Labour, SNP, Liberal Democrat and Green MPS, understand that by fighting to give Parliament the ability to veto, or prevent by other legal means, a bad … Continue Reading »

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Key role in leadership team

Key role in leadership team

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has secured a key position in Henry Bolton’s new leadership team.

He joins the top table as Assistant Deputy Leader, along with fellow MEP Mike Hookem.

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The cracks are beginning to appear

The cracks are beginning to appear

The European Council’s president’s speech today highlights that the cracks are beginning to appear, warns West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

He said: “Donald Tusk is a worried man – worried… Continue Reading »

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Huge growth in revenue for Worcestershire businesses

Huge growth in revenue for Worcestershire businesses

Latest figures showing that Worcestershire’s top 50 mid-sized companies have grown by a massive 64 per cent in three years, have been welcomed by West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

The Worc… Continue Reading »

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Don't ignore the elephant in the room

Don't ignore the elephant in the room

The elephant in the room just got a whole lot bigger following the publication of the European Parliament’s latest “superstate” vision for ever closer unity, warns UKIP MEP James Carver.

From… Continue Reading »

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This could destroy the EU

This could destroy the EU

As I said three months ago, conflicting political interests between the EU regions of the North, South and East, risk tearing the union apart.

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic understan… Continue Reading »

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Thumbs up for techno uni

Thumbs up for techno uni

Up to £15 million of funding towards the setting up of a new ‘greenfield’ university in Herefordshire specialising in high-quality engineering courses, has been welcomed by the region’s UKIP MEP… Continue Reading »

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Frustrating to watch!

Frustrating to watch!

UKIP MEP James Carver said it was “frustrating” to watch the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee vote in favour of a dedicated budget and more tools to strengthen the union’s foreign… Continue Reading »

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We can get on with trade agreements now

We can get on with trade agreements now

Negotiations on post-Brexit trade agreements can and must get started before Britain leaves the EU, insists West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

He said: “As the agreements will not come into… Continue Reading »

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Euro court ruling makes UK citizens second class

Euro court ruling makes UK citizens second class

A European Court of Justice ruling has been slammed by West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver claiming it makes UK residents second class citizens in their own country.

Mr Carver was referring t… Continue Reading »

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Full steam ahead for Coventry Station masterplan

Full steam ahead for Coventry Station masterplan

An £82 million plan to regenerate the fastest growing railway station outside London has been welcomed by West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

He said he was “delighted” to see the masterplan… Continue Reading »

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Escape from Eu-catraz!

Escape from Eu-catraz!

“Get me out of here – just in the nick of time!” pleads West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver, as an EU commissioner talks about rule changes to enable common tax rates to be levied across all mem… Continue Reading »

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Big mistake to bow to pressure

Big mistake to bow to pressure

“What happened to go whistle for it?”  West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver, demands to know today after leaked news the Tory government has capitulated over the Brexit “divorce” bill.

Outrage… Continue Reading »

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MEP supports Christmas appeal

MEP supports Christmas appeal

Kidderminster-based UKIP MEP James Carver is backing the Shuttle Gift Appeal by opening his offices as a donation point.

Members of the public who buy Christmas presents for the newspaper's a… Continue Reading »

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Two gems up for title

Two gems up for title

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver is hoping one of two cities within his constituency will be chosen as the nation’s 2021 cultural gem.

Both Coventry and Stoke-on-Trent are vying for the lu… Continue Reading »

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New figures confirm there is no need to build on green belt

New figures confirm there is no need to build on green belt

Kidderminster-based UKIP MEP James Carver is urging Wyre Forest planning chiefs to adopt the Government’s latest figures for housing targets and save the town’s threatened green belt.

Consult… Continue Reading »

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Great support for Henry

Great support for Henry

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver is in optimistic mood about the future of the party after hearing Henry Bolton’s rallying cry at a packed meeting of activists and members in Birmingham.

N… Continue Reading »

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Not what we voted for!

Not what we voted for!

The Brexit deal agreed early today will make the UK subservient to EU rules and regulations and hinder our ability to trade on an equal footing – this is not what the electorate voted for, said … Continue Reading »

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Clear evidence of the grand plan

Clear evidence of the grand plan

The march towards a European army is being stepped up with revelations that more than a dozen projects have been drawn up as part of a vision being led by France and Germany.

West Midlands UK… Continue Reading »

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Thanks for supporting the gift appeal

Thanks for supporting the gift appeal

A massive thank you to all those who dropped gifts off at my Lisle Avenue offices in Kidderminster for the Shuttle Christmas Gift Appeal - your generosity is much appreciated.

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The sky's the limit

The sky's the limit

A £130 million investment planned by international aerospace and defence giant Meggitt plc in Coventry has been welcomed by West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

The 440,000 sq ft facility at … Continue Reading »

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Counting the cost of extra bureaucracy

Counting the cost of extra bureaucracy

A leading UKIP politician has condemned the council tax hike being imposed by West Midlands mayor Andy Street.

The precept designed to raise £8 million – equivalent to an extra £12 a year on … Continue Reading »

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The EU can't have its cake and eat it

The EU can't have its cake and eat it

The EU can’t have its cake and eat it and must learn to give and take, says West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

The commission is poised to demand the 27 remaining states stump up the €12-€1… Continue Reading »

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High time to cull the vultures

High time to cull the vultures

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver is urging the Government to act faster to halt the scourge of bogus holiday sickness and fraudulent minor whiplash claims, which are costing the public billio… Continue Reading »

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Crack down on fly-tipping welcomed

Crack down on fly-tipping welcomed

With clean-up costs and last landfill tax revenue depriving our economy of more than £600 million in 2015, these new measures are to be welcomed.

However, we all have a responsibility to ensu… Continue Reading »

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New hope for exiled Chagossians

New hope for exiled Chagossians

A campaigner for the rights of descendants of natives of a British Overseas Territory, who were forcibly exiled by the UK government, has welcomed a new Bill to secure their citizenship.

West… Continue Reading »

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There will be no good deal

There will be no good deal

A West Midlands UKIP MEP has accused the government of mealy-mouthed diplomacy which is set to see Britain remaining an EU member in all but name for years after Brexit.

James Carver said the… Continue Reading »

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Compensation claims are a weighty burden on our NHS

Compensation claims are a weighty burden on our NHS

A Worcestershire politician is urging hospital patients to “think twice” before chasing low-level compensation claims, but also for the NHS to accept liability more readily when significant mist… Continue Reading »

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Birmingham Airport is flying high!

Birmingham Airport is flying high!

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver hailed figures showing Birmingham Airport had its busiest year in 2017 and enjoyed 30 consecutive months of record-breaking growth as “great news” for the bus… Continue Reading »

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Tepid transition is not what we voted for!

Tepid transition is not what we voted for!

David Davis will confirm in a speech this afternoon that the UK will follow the EU customs’ rules during the unnecessary transition period with no trade deals being enacted until it ends.

Wes… Continue Reading »

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Give us the facts over police shift changes

Give us the facts over police shift changes

A West Midlands politician is calling on West Mercia’s police and crime commissioner to “lay the facts on the table” over changes to shift patterns in Shropshire.

Unnamed police officers have… Continue Reading »

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Bullying Barnier must be stopped!

Bullying Barnier must be stopped!

Perhaps the threat of a Tory rebellion has given the PM the trigger needed to finally start fighting our corner with renewed vigour!

It would be shameful to accept a transition period during … Continue Reading »

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Raising awareness about Raynaud's Syndrome

Raising awareness about Raynaud's Syndrome

An online test to help detect the devastating but little-known Raynaud’s Syndrome is being promoted by a Worcestershire politician, whose first wife suffered from the condition.

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Good news on the jobs front

Good news on the jobs front

Worcester MEP James Carver has welcomed news that go-ahead city firm Gtech is moving some of its production back from China, creating 100 jobs.

Boss Nick Grey said he was responding to consum… Continue Reading »

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Australia advises us to leave the customs union

Australia advises us to leave the customs union

"Listen to our cousins from down under Mrs May"- urges West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver, following comments from Australia's High Commissioner.

Alexander Downer has warned Britain will hav… Continue Reading »

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Plenty to celebrate on Valentine's Day

Plenty to celebrate on Valentine's Day

Latest figures this Valentine’s Day showing record UK exports in flowers, wine and chocolate prove the world has a very special love affair for our quality products, says West Midlands UKIP MEP … Continue Reading »

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Lifeline rehab centre saved from closure threat

Lifeline rehab centre saved from closure threat

Kidderminster-based MEP James Carver is "delighted" the town’s rehabilitation centre, The Grange, has been saved -  four months after he first brought the closure plan to the attention of the pu… Continue Reading »

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More votes of confidence!

More votes of confidence!

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has welcomed the news that 2017 was a record year for investment in City of London property.

Fears of Brexit uncertainty have failed to materialise as busi… Continue Reading »

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The dreadful rise in knife crime must stop

The dreadful rise in knife crime must stop

Appalled by the shocking surge in stabbings across the West Midlands since the start of 2018, which has seen five people killed, regional UKIP MEP James Carver, is backing demands for tougher pe… Continue Reading »

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Corbyn's in Cloud Cuckoo Land

Corbyn's  in Cloud Cuckoo Land

The Labour Part is living in cloud cuckoo land if it thinks the EU will agree to a customs union agreement and let them subsidise industries, says West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

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Tough questions for the EU negotiators!

Tough questions for the EU negotiators!

What the European Commission has been saying is in direct contradiction to its own commitments, words and indeed founding principles surrounding the recognition of the constitutional and territo… Continue Reading »

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Power in too few hands can be bad news for democracy

Power in too few hands can be bad news for democracy

A bid by the West Midlands Combined Authority to take over the running of the region’s fire service should be treated with caution, warns MEP James Carver.

As a UKIP representative for the re… Continue Reading »

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Happy Commonwealth Day!

Happy Commonwealth Day!

I want to take this opportunity to send my best wishes to all my friends across the Commonwealth on the happy occasion of Commonwealth Day 2018.

As we enter the last year of our membership of the… Continue Reading »

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Siemens confidence in Worcestershire

Siemens confidence in Worcestershire

A Worcestershire politician has welcomed news that manufacturing giant Siemens is investing £27 million in a state-of-the-art factory on a new business park in the county.

The company’s addit… Continue Reading »

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Irony of British icon in foreign hands

Irony of British icon in foreign hands

A West Midlands MEP has joined the clamour of disapproval over the decision to give a Franco-Dutch company the lucrative contract to print iconic British blue passports after the UK leaves the E… Continue Reading »

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We must analyse the full picture

We must analyse the full picture

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver is calling for analysts to refrain from inbuilt bias and consider the complete picture.

“To do any less is to hoodwink the public. We must have fair analys… Continue Reading »

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Whistle-stop tour is nothing more than a PR stunt

Whistle-stop tour is nothing more than a PR stunt

The Prime Minister’s whistle-stop tour of the UK has been branded as “nothing more than a PR stunt” by a West Midlands UKIP MEP.

James Carver has questioned Theresa May’s hop around Scotl… Continue Reading »

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Trade deals down under on the table

Trade deals down under on the table

News that Britain will have at least two bumper new free trade deals signed and ready to implement on the day the transition period ends, has been welcomed by West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver… Continue Reading »

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Good news for shoppers

Good news for shoppers

Figures revealing that shop prices have fallen in the last 12 months have been welcomed by West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

But he lamented the lack of media coverage to the news announce… Continue Reading »

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A lesson worth remembering

A lesson worth remembering

The situation Singapore found itself in when it declared its independence from Malaysia in 1965 bears some interesting similarities to the situation Britain finds itself in now, says West Midlan… Continue Reading »

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Funding welcomed to tackle domestic violence

Funding welcomed to tackle domestic violence

A new project aimed at challenging domestic abusers in Worcestershire to change their behaviour has been heralded as the “missing link” in tackling the root cause of violence in the home.

The… Continue Reading »

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New business boost for Worcestershire

New business boost for Worcestershire

Latest figures revealing the number of new businesses setting up in Worcestershire is up by almost 16 per cent have been welcomed by the county’s UKIP MEP.

James Carver said it was “great new… Continue Reading »

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No thanks to deep regulatory alignment

No thanks to deep regulatory alignment

The CBI does not speak for the whole of Britain’s industry and history shows it has frequently backed a loser, says West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

“Its current insistence of having deep… Continue Reading »

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Laughing gas is no joke!

Laughing gas is no joke!

A West Midlands politician is calling for a crackdown on the sale of “laughing gas” following fears that a growing number of children and young people are using them to get high.

Residents ac… Continue Reading »

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Speaking on the BBC's Sunday Politics Show

Speaking on the BBC's Sunday Politics Show

It was good to have the opportunity to talk to Patrick Burns and fellow panellists on yesterday's Sunday Politics show, covering wide ranging issues, including this week's local elections, and c… Continue Reading »

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Treacherous betrayal by the Lords

Treacherous betrayal by the Lords

The Lords finally and unequivocally demonstrated yesterday just how out of touch their unelected peers are and there is no wonder more than 120,000 people have signed a petition demanding they b… Continue Reading »

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Call for velodrome to keep cycling on track for Birmingham's Commonwealth Games

Call for velodrome to keep cycling on track for Birmingham's Commonwealth Games

Kidderminster-based MEP James Carver is backing a campaign to build a velodrome in the West Midlands in time for Birmingham’s hosting of the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

The UKIP Euro MP, who … Continue Reading »

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Time to go m'lord!

Time to go m'lord!

Once again these unelected, out of touch, peers have voted to try to scupper Brexit.

This brings the final tally of government defeats on the Bill at Report Stage to 14 and the award for brass ne… Continue Reading »

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Royal seal of approval for Worcestershire firms

Royal seal of approval for Worcestershire firms

Worcestershire MEP James Carver has praised the work of three go-ahead companies for earning the royal seal of approval in this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

Mr Carver has congratulat… Continue Reading »

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A celebration of independence!

A celebration of independence!

Long-time campaigner for national self-determination, West Midlands MEP James Carver took part in Somaliland’s 27th anniversary of independence this week.

He travelled to the small African na… Continue Reading »

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Election proof of Somaliland's democratic ability

Election proof of Somaliland's democratic ability

As part of his support for Somaliland’s bid for international recognition, West Midlands MEP James Carver spoke at a conference in the European Parliament discussing the recent presidential el… Continue Reading »

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Time to resign from UKIP

Time to resign from UKIP

James Carver, a Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands, has announced his resignation from the UK Independence Party.

“After 22 years’ tireless campaigning for UKIP, I now fi… Continue Reading »

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West Midlands in the frame for Channel 4 move

West Midlands in the frame for Channel 4 move

West Midlands MEP James Carver has welcomed news that the region has been shortlisted by Channel 4 to be home for the broadcaster’s new national HQ.

The independent Euro MP said: “It’s impo… Continue Reading »

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Prove yourself Mr Barnier and don't cut off your nose to spite your face!

Prove yourself Mr Barnier and don't cut off your nose to spite your face!

Miichel Barnier can’t give us a reasonable deal because of his concern about other countries following us through the exit door, which will lead to the EU’ s eventual demise.

Does he not cons… Continue Reading »

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Ignore the will of the people at your peril

Ignore the will of the people at your peril

The Trump-Kim summit looks to have gone without a hitch, let’s hope the same is the case for Mrs May in Westminster.

The concession to the rebels that Parliament will negotiate for a ‘customs… Continue Reading »

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The nation must have a meaningful Brexit

The nation must have a meaningful Brexit

The Prime Minister must secure a meaningful Brexit – This isn't about Parliament deciding our future on this issue - It was made clear in the official referendum leaflet that the Government and … Continue Reading »

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Lords must now accept the Brexit Bill

Lords must now accept the Brexit Bill

Will this bunch of out-of-touch unelected peers give way or stand firm?

Let’s hope for the sake of the right of the people to self-determination in a democracy that they do the decent thing and give way!

 

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Lords' Brexit wreckers have had their day

Lords' Brexit wreckers have had their day

The House of Lords’ wrecking amendment to sabotage the will of the people and reverse the results of the referendum and the general election, in which 85% of votes cast were for parties who in t… Continue Reading »

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A meaningless vote

A meaningless vote

Ahead of today’s Commons knife-edge vote on the Lords’ amendment to give parliament a “meaningful vote” on the Brexit deal, West Midlands MEP James Carver argues such a move would be mea… Continue Reading »

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There's no going back!

There's no going back!

Speaking to the Worcester News, Independent West Midlands MEP James Carver said: “The timing of Saturday’s anti-Brexit protest – on the same day as an under-reported pro-Brexit march - was odd t… Continue Reading »

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Bid to get velodrome on track for Commonwealth Games

Bid to get velodrome on track for Commonwealth Games

West Midlands MEP James Carver is urging people to sign a petition calling for an indoor velodrome to be built in the region in time for the Birmingham Commonwealth Games in 2022 and to be a las… Continue Reading »

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Voting against online censorship of free speech

Voting against online censorship of free speech

West Midlands MEP James Carver is voting in the European Parliament in Strasbourg tomorrow against new digital copyright rules, which he fears will censor online speech.

The proposed directiv… Continue Reading »

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Nine questions submitted this month for written answers

Nine questions submitted this month for written answers

Question for written answer

to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Rule 130

James Carver (NI)

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Campaign launched to remind MPs of Brexit vote

Campaign launched to remind MPs of Brexit vote

Herefordshire MEP James Carver has been out campaigning at the launch of a grassroots revolution to force the Prime Minister to deliver “the Brexit that Britain voted for”.

The Independent Eu… Continue Reading »

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High time to make votes matter

High time to make votes matter

Proportional representation is the only fair system to reflect the political landscape and give the man and woman on the street a truly democratic voice, said West Midlands MEP James Carver at a… Continue Reading »

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Mayday, Mayday, calling for direct action

Mayday, Mayday, calling for direct action

West Midlands MEP James Carver rallied Brexiteers in Hampshire last night to lobby for the EU exit the nation voted for.

The Hampshire Out campaign is part of a growing movement sweeping the … Continue Reading »

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No chance of a deal with federalists steering the ship

No chance of a deal with federalists steering the ship

Britain has “no chance” of negotiating a deal with the EU whilst its European Parliament Brexit Steering Group is made up of ardent federalists, warns West Midlands MEP James Carver.

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Major foreign investment boost for the region

Major foreign investment boost for the region

Companies from Europe and beyond are investing in the West Midlands, creating thousands of jobs and bringing a further boost to the economy.

So much for those doom and gloom merchants who claim B… Continue Reading »

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A storm in a teacup!

A storm in a teacup!

Talking to Danny Kelly on BBC WM and Elliott Webb on BBC Hereford & Worcester about whether Boris should apologise over his comments that Muslim women who wear full veils look ridiculous.

It’s … Continue Reading »

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Supporting parents in their fight for free school transport

Supporting parents in their fight for free school transport

A campaign for free transport for village children facing almost a three-fold hike in bus fares to attend their local high school in Codsall has won the backing of West Midlands MEP James Carver… Continue Reading »

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Brexit battle hotting up

Brexit battle hotting up

Significant funds are being ploughed into attempts to force a second referendum by remainers intent on refusing to accept the majority decision to leave the European Union, warns West Midlands M… Continue Reading »

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We're all doomed Mr Mainwaring!

We're all doomed Mr Mainwaring!

Remember the Millennium Bug? A lot of people made their name with predictions of Armageddon; journalists had too good a story to check; the cost of political overreaction was deemed smaller than… Continue Reading »

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Another waste of taxpayers' money!

Another waste of taxpayers' money!

The EU has shelled out an estimated £800,000 of taxpayers’ money on equipping all 751 MEPs’ offices in Brussels and Strasbourg with the latest 43-inch flat screen TVs.

West Midlands Independe… Continue Reading »

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A better way foward to help developing nations

A better way foward to help developing nations

Talking with Elliott Webb on BBC Hereford & Worcester this morning about a different way forward to assist developing nations - not with handouts but with proper partnership investment programme… Continue Reading »

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Having tariffs is not a big deal

Having tariffs is not a big deal

Brexit offers us a golden opportunity to build a strong economy for ourselves and we shouldn’t be scared of the prospect of EU tariffs – they can actually work in our favour by encouraging us to… Continue Reading »

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Irish border issue is a red herring

Irish border issue is a red herring

So we waited with baited breath following the promise of some innovative solution that no-one else had thought of to the so-called  Irish border conundrum from Brexit Tory MPs today – And the an… Continue Reading »

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Copyright amendments don't go anywhere near far enough!

Copyright amendments don't go anywhere near far enough!

Changes to the EU’s controversial copyright rules do not go far enough in protecting freedom of speech, said West Midlands MEP James Carver, who voted against the directive today.

Speaking fr… Continue Reading »

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Worcester's youth are failing to understand the dangers of inhaling laughing gas

Worcester's youth are failing to understand the dangers of inhaling laughing gas

Discarded nitrous oxide canisters have been found near a Worcester primary school by a county MEP, which he fears is clear evidence that teenagers are ignoring the dangers of inhaling the gas - … Continue Reading »

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Dudley Council should examine the benefits of a Gypsy transit site

Dudley Council should examine the benefits of  a Gypsy transit site

A West Midlands MEP is urging Dudley’s Labour leaders to examine Sandwell’s successful Gypsy transit site before deciding whether to axe plans for one in Coseley.

James Carver said the cost a… Continue Reading »

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Last step-down beds in Wyre Forest to go

Last step-down beds in Wyre Forest to go

For some reason Worcestershire County Council is reluctant to acknowledge the undeniable need for step-down beds in Wyre Forest.

There have only been 5 beds at The Grange since April, forcing… Continue Reading »

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James at conference in Somaliland

James at conference in Somaliland

West Midlands MEP James Carver pledged his continuing support for the re-recognition of the African state of Somaliland when he spoke at a major conference in the capital city last week.

It w… Continue Reading »

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Brexit shambles

Brexit shambles

Stop your dithering Mrs May. We’ve already gone from Brexit March 29th to a transition period ending December 31st 2020 and now she wants a further transition period of “another few months… Continue Reading »

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Green belt saved after tough campaign

Green belt saved after tough campaign

Kidderminster-based MEP James Carver has welcomed news that at least some green belt land in the town will now not be built on, following large scale public protests.

Mr Carver, who joined a … Continue Reading »

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