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Candid Carver

Candid Carver

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

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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)

@jamesJimCarver

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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A UK Roma strategy would help all our society

A UK Roma strategy would help all our society

James Carver MEP (Independent West Midlands)

@JamesJimCarver

Debate: Roma Integatration Strategies 

The UK government's failure to produce a national Roma strategy is a clear indictment… Continue Reading »

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The worst of all betrayals!

The worst of all betrayals!

Last chance saloon shifts to February 14th – an appropriate date given Parliament’s love affair with the EU! We are doomed not to get the clean Brexit we voted for and were promised by our W… Continue Reading »

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Parliamentary elite to show their true colours!

Parliamentary elite to show their true colours!

So Boris is now seemingly prepared to acquiesce to May’s abysmal withdrawal agreement on the basis of securing an end date for the backstop. He and the rest of the so-called Tory Brexiteers are … Continue Reading »

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Tail wagging the dog!

Tail wagging the dog!

The Brexit Steering Group today stressed that following the rejection by the House of Commons of the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration, the UK Government must work together with… Continue Reading »

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We must prepare to leave now

We must prepare to leave now

The vote against Mrs May’s botched Withdrawal Agreement could hardly have been more decisive and it’s staggering to wonder how highly paid, experienced civil servants and the leader of our c… Continue Reading »

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The final betrayal!

The final betrayal!

An extension to Article 50 would be the final betrayal of the will of the people and I fear could lead to public anger, not seen in the UK for many years. The elite political class – which never… Continue Reading »

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EU allows sweetener which leads to British job losses

EU allows sweetener which leads to British job losses

As Jaguar Land Rover prepares to axe 4,500 jobs, West Midlands MEP James Carver condemned the payment of a £110 million sweetener made possible under EU rules to build a plant in Slovakia.

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Vote confirmed for next Tuesday

Vote confirmed for next Tuesday

We didn't vote in the referendum for a deal like Mrs May's, tying the UK into EU regulations without any say!

A "no deal" is much closer to what the UK voted for, continuing and extending the… Continue Reading »

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Helping strengthen international relations

Helping strengthen international relations

Iraqi leaders are acutely aware of the advantages of continuing to build on their international relationships with the west, according to West Midlands MEP James Carver.

During a fact-finding… Continue Reading »

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Posties go the extra mile to deliver festive gifts and greetings

Posties go the extra mile to deliver festive gifts and greetings

Euro MP James Carver visited Kidderminster Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its dedicated, hardworking staff.

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We must ignore this call to arms!

We must ignore this call to arms!

James Carver MEP (Independent West Midlands)

@JamesJimCarver

The description of the European Union as a "sovereign entity" was described as ludicrous by West Midlands MEP James Carver duri… Continue Reading »

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Somaliland is a strategic player in the security of the Horn of Africa

Somaliland is a strategic player in the security of the Horn of Africa

West Midlands MEP James Carver welcomed a delegation from Somaliland, led by vice-president Abdirahman Abdillahi Ismail, to Brussels this week, ahead of the country's 2019 elections.

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Inaccurate government spin exposed!

Inaccurate government spin exposed!

The bombshell legal note, leaked today, vindicates president Trump’s assertion that Theresa May’s deal would prevent a UK-US free trade agreement and directly contradicts the Downing Street … Continue Reading »

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Speaking at the annual Sakharov debate

Speaking at the annual Sakharov debate

The Brexiteer view was championed by me at the annual Sakharov debate in London today, entitled Control taken Back? Brexit, the People and Parliament.

Organised by the European Parliament it … Continue Reading »

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A good deal for the EU but the worst for the UK

A good deal for the EU but the worst for the UK

James Carver MEP (Independent West Midlands)

@JamesJimCarver

West Midlands MEP James Carver said colleagues from other countries “can’t believe their luck” at the one-sided deal the Prime … Continue Reading »

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A No Deal is the only way to freedom

A No Deal is the only way to freedom

Entering the Brexit negotiations with such a weak and ununified government, with a Remainer PM, was never going to work – we were always going to be on the back foot!

Given that, Mrs May probab… Continue Reading »

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The EU's direction and intent could not be more clear!

The EU's direction and intent could not be more clear!

West Midlands Independent MEP James Carver today criticised the EU’s foreign policy ambitions following the sitting of the EP Foreign Affairs Committee, when there was a vote on the implementati… Continue Reading »

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Arms control debate is an excuse for anti-Saudi rhetoric

Arms control debate  is an excuse for anti-Saudi rhetoric

James Carver MEP (Independent West Midlands)

@JamesJimCarver

Independent Euro MP James Carver accused the European parliament of using a debate in Strasbourg this week as a vehicle for ant… Continue Reading »

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