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Candid Carver

Candid Carver

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

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Backing Brexit at the ballot box

Backing Brexit at the ballot box

We remain trapped in the same old loop! So long as there is a belief that a better deal can be negotiated, Brexiteer MPs won’t come round to what is on the table, Parliament will continue to w… Continue Reading »

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The world's top destination for investment - who needs Brussels?

The world's top destination for investment - who needs Brussels?

The UK has knocked the US off the number one spot for the first time in five years,  a survey by consulting and accounting firm EY reveals today.

Despite all the fear mongering and claims of… Continue Reading »

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Veldrome campaigners on track with petition

Veldrome campaigners on track with petition

I’m delighted that the petition calling for a Velodrome to be built in the West Midlands as a legacy of the Birmingham Commonwealth Games has received the backing of more than 6,000 people.

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Backing visa-free travel

Backing visa-free travel

In the best interests of the British people, I voted to allow the legislation providing for reciprocal visa-free access between the EU and the UK post Brexit to proceed, in the European Parliame… Continue Reading »

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Colony claim over Gibraltar sparks row

Colony claim over Gibraltar sparks row

A controversial footnote to EU legislation referring to Gibraltar as a “colony” sparked uproar in Brussels today.

Eight British MEPs voted against the post Brexit visa legislation at the Just… Continue Reading »

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The Government continues to fall apart

The Government continues to fall apart

The resignation of Tory whip Nick Boles, who has been a committed ally of Mrs May, leaves her even more isolated. Her party is totally divided and the ball is now firmly in the PM’s court.  

As… Continue Reading »

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May's deal dead in the water

May's deal dead in the water

So the DUP is seen again to hold the balance of power, as despite even with the capitulation of Boris Johnson and some of his ERG mates, the PM’s deal is still short on numbers to succeed.

Sh… Continue Reading »

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Blatant hypocrisy as EU grants more taxpayers' money to Turkish president

Blatant hypocrisy as EU grants more taxpayers' money to Turkish president

James Carver MEP (independent West Midlands)

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 Debate: Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance (IPA III), European Parliament, Strasbourg March 26th

The EU is paying "sca… Continue Reading »

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Let the world be our oyster!

Let the world be our oyster!

Speaking just now to Phil Upton on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire about the news that the EU will allow an extension until May 22 if Mrs May gets her deal approved finally next week. I sincerely … Continue Reading »

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Parliament needs to hold its nerve

Parliament needs to hold its nerve

Mrs May called a snap general election, put herself and her government in the weakest of positions, failed to involve other parties in the negotiations with EU, and blames everyone but herself w… Continue Reading »

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Paving the way to leave on the due date

Paving the way to leave on the due date

New polling shows the public don’t believe May’s deal represents the Brexit the country voted for. Bercow’s refusal to allow the same proposals to be voted on for a third time is wholly correct … Continue Reading »

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Very disappointed and let down!

Very disappointed and let down!

Disappointed and frustrated at our politicians who have totally capitulated as I talk with Clare Ashford on BBC Radio Shropshire this morning.
They have marginalised and let down the 59% of West … Continue Reading »

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Time for new tougher leadership!

Time for new tougher leadership!

Speaking on BBC Coventry & Warwickshire with Trish Adudu this morning and wishing we were in a better place! The political class has thrown away our best bargaining chip - Michel Barnier was pet… Continue Reading »

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Threat to NATO from EU militarism as concerning as Turkey-Russia military ties

Threat to NATO from EU militarism as concerning as Turkey-Russia military ties

James Carver MEP (Independent West Midlands)

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Foreign Affairs Committee Debate: 2018 Report on Turkey

The threat to NATO from a developing EU military capability is as co… Continue Reading »

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Leave means leave!

Leave means leave!

And so the betrayal continues – a clearly orchestrated ploy to save the Tory party and deny the British people the Brexit they voted for.

The Government was elected on a manifesto stating that … Continue Reading »

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Nothing has changed!

Nothing has changed!

Nothing has changed - lots of inept words about shared ambitions, mutual respect and good faith, and arrangements so the backstop does not need to be triggered. But it’s still there – and if… Continue Reading »

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Pure posturing by EU

Pure posturing by EU

The EU negotiators are playing a game, stalling and refusing to negotiate in a sensible manner, but it’s pure posturing – there’s no way they want the UK involved in the forthcoming electi… Continue Reading »

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Campaigning to combat Lyme disease

Campaigning to combat Lyme disease

West Midlands MEP James Carver is backing calls for a “revolution” in the diagnosis of the little-known Lyme disease.

The issue of mis-diagnosis was raised with him by a constituent, a chroni… Continue Reading »

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Not betting on a change to the status quo

Not betting on a change to the status quo

I sympathise with the plight of Labour MPs who no longer recognise their party, which fleeting emerged from the control of the loony left during the Blair years (not that that period was without… Continue Reading »

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No kiss and make up after Valentine's vote!

No kiss and make up after Valentine's vote!

Last night’s damp squid of a vote would have meant little if Mrs May had won, as it is the defeat is a minor disaster. The PM looks utterly incapable of ever commanding a majority on Brexit!

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We can't ignore the elephant in the room any longer!

We can't ignore the elephant in the room any longer!

A Brussels debate by an EU Think Tank suggesting plans for a European army will be easier without the UK leaves no doubt about the direction of the bloc, says West Midlands Brexiteer MEP James C… Continue Reading »

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We need a sensible and coherent approach to Syria

We need a sensible and coherent approach to Syria

James Carver MEP (Independent West Midlands)

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Debate: The Situation in Syria

Recent history of intervantion by the West in the Middle East has shown fundamental flaws, bu… Continue Reading »

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Tut, tut tetchy Tusk!

Tut, tut tetchy Tusk!

Commentators warned the negotiations would come down to ‘who blinks first’. Well it seems Mr Tusk has blinked at the pressure and realisation of the detrimental effect that a no deal Brexit woul… Continue Reading »

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A helping hand to raise awareness

A helping hand to raise awareness

Nearly 6,000 people took a new online test last February to discover if they had  Raynaud’s Syndrome, as part of a national awareness campaign promoted by West Midlands MEP James Carver.

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Brexit needs a higher gear!

Brexit needs a higher gear!

Will the Remoaners please stop blaming every business decision not to manufacture in the UK on Brexit!

Nissan told their staff the decision to keep X-Trail production confined to Japan was be… Continue Reading »

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