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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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