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Candid Carver

Candid Carver

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

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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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A UK Roma strategy would help all our society

A UK Roma strategy would help all our society

James Carver MEP (Independent West Midlands)

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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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