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Candid Carver

Candid Carver

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

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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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Doubt cast over long term relationship between EU and US

Doubt cast over long term  relationship between EU and US

James Carver MEP (Independent West Midlands)

@JamesJimCarver

The EU is alienating the United States at a time of great uncertainty, warns West Midlands MEP James Carver.

Speeaking at th… 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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No to deadline extension!

No to deadline extension!

There is so much speculation, which is getting whipped up into a news frenzy. There are all sorts of scenarios being postulated in the corridors of the EU by opinionated politicians.

However,… Continue Reading »

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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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Time to stop the politics and get out of the EU says James on Aussie TV

Time to stop the politics and get out of the EU says James on Aussie TV

James Carver (Independent West Midlands)

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Speaking on Australian news channel ABC in the wake of Boris's resignation. Time to stop the politics and get out of the EU!

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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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Admittance that the disastrous conflict in Yemen is a proxy war

Admittance that the disastrous conflict in Yemen is a proxy war

James Carver MEP (Independent West Midlands)

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West Midlands MEP James Carver is calling on the EU to pressurise Iran, Saudia Arabia and the UAE to halt the world's worst man… Continue Reading »

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It's Coming Home!

It's Coming Home!

James Carver MEP (Independent West Midlands)

@JamesJimCarver

Ahead of England's momentous World Cup Semi-Final - let the dream continue - Football's Coming Home!

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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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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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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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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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