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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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