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Candid Carver

Candid Carver

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

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West Midlands in the frame for Channel 4 move

West Midlands in the frame for Channel 4 move

West Midlands MEP James Carver has welcomed news that the region has been shortlisted by Channel 4 to be home for the broadcaster’s new national HQ.

The independent Euro MP said: “It’s impo… Continue Reading »

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Time to resign from UKIP

Time to resign from UKIP

James Carver, a Member of the European Parliament for the West Midlands, has announced his resignation from the UK Independence Party.

“After 22 years’ tireless campaigning for UKIP, I now fi… Continue Reading »

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Election proof of Somaliland's democratic ability

Election proof of Somaliland's democratic ability

As part of his support for Somaliland’s bid for international recognition, West Midlands MEP James Carver spoke at a conference in the European Parliament discussing the recent presidential el… Continue Reading »

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A celebration of independence!

A celebration of independence!

Long-time campaigner for national self-determination, West Midlands MEP James Carver took part in Somaliland’s 27th anniversary of independence this week.

He travelled to the small African na… Continue Reading »

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Royal seal of approval for Worcestershire firms

Royal seal of approval for Worcestershire firms

Worcestershire MEP James Carver has praised the work of three go-ahead companies for earning the royal seal of approval in this year’s Queen’s Awards for Enterprise.

Mr Carver has congratulat… Continue Reading »

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Time to go m'lord!

Time to go m'lord!

Once again these unelected, out of touch, peers have voted to try to scupper Brexit.

This brings the final tally of government defeats on the Bill at Report Stage to 14 and the award for brass ne… Continue Reading »

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Call for velodrome to keep cycling on track for Birmingham's Commonwealth Games

Call for velodrome to keep cycling on track for Birmingham's Commonwealth Games

Kidderminster-based MEP James Carver is backing a campaign to build a velodrome in the West Midlands in time for Birmingham’s hosting of the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

The UKIP Euro MP, who … Continue Reading »

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Treacherous betrayal by the Lords

Treacherous betrayal by the Lords

The Lords finally and unequivocally demonstrated yesterday just how out of touch their unelected peers are and there is no wonder more than 120,000 people have signed a petition demanding they b… Continue Reading »

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Speaking on the BBC's Sunday Politics Show

Speaking on the BBC's Sunday Politics Show

It was good to have the opportunity to talk to Patrick Burns and fellow panellists on yesterday's Sunday Politics show, covering wide ranging issues, including this week's local elections, and c… Continue Reading »

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Laughing gas is no joke!

Laughing gas is no joke!

A West Midlands politician is calling for a crackdown on the sale of “laughing gas” following fears that a growing number of children and young people are using them to get high.

Residents ac… Continue Reading »

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No thanks to deep regulatory alignment

No thanks to deep regulatory alignment

The CBI does not speak for the whole of Britain’s industry and history shows it has frequently backed a loser, says West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

“Its current insistence of having deep… Continue Reading »

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New business boost for Worcestershire

New business boost for Worcestershire

Latest figures revealing the number of new businesses setting up in Worcestershire is up by almost 16 per cent have been welcomed by the county’s UKIP MEP.

James Carver said it was “great new… Continue Reading »

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Funding welcomed to tackle domestic violence

Funding welcomed to tackle domestic violence

A new project aimed at challenging domestic abusers in Worcestershire to change their behaviour has been heralded as the “missing link” in tackling the root cause of violence in the home.

The… Continue Reading »

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A lesson worth remembering

A lesson worth remembering

The situation Singapore found itself in when it declared its independence from Malaysia in 1965 bears some interesting similarities to the situation Britain finds itself in now, says West Midlan… Continue Reading »

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Good news for shoppers

Good news for shoppers

Figures revealing that shop prices have fallen in the last 12 months have been welcomed by West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

But he lamented the lack of media coverage to the news announce… Continue Reading »

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Trade deals down under on the table

Trade deals down under on the table

News that Britain will have at least two bumper new free trade deals signed and ready to implement on the day the transition period ends, has been welcomed by West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver… Continue Reading »

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Whistle-stop tour is nothing more than a PR stunt

Whistle-stop tour is nothing more than a PR stunt

The Prime Minister’s whistle-stop tour of the UK has been branded as “nothing more than a PR stunt” by a West Midlands UKIP MEP.

James Carver has questioned Theresa May’s hop around Scotl… Continue Reading »

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We must analyse the full picture

We must analyse the full picture

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver is calling for analysts to refrain from inbuilt bias and consider the complete picture.

“To do any less is to hoodwink the public. We must have fair analys… Continue Reading »

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Irony of British icon in foreign hands

Irony of British icon in foreign hands

A West Midlands MEP has joined the clamour of disapproval over the decision to give a Franco-Dutch company the lucrative contract to print iconic British blue passports after the UK leaves the E… Continue Reading »

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Siemens confidence in Worcestershire

Siemens confidence in Worcestershire

A Worcestershire politician has welcomed news that manufacturing giant Siemens is investing £27 million in a state-of-the-art factory on a new business park in the county.

The company’s addit… Continue Reading »

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Happy Commonwealth Day!

Happy Commonwealth Day!

I want to take this opportunity to send my best wishes to all my friends across the Commonwealth on the happy occasion of Commonwealth Day 2018.

As we enter the last year of our membership of the… Continue Reading »

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Power in too few hands can be bad news for democracy

Power in too few hands can be bad news for democracy

A bid by the West Midlands Combined Authority to take over the running of the region’s fire service should be treated with caution, warns MEP James Carver.

As a UKIP representative for the re… Continue Reading »

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Tough questions for the EU negotiators!

Tough questions for the EU negotiators!

What the European Commission has been saying is in direct contradiction to its own commitments, words and indeed founding principles surrounding the recognition of the constitutional and territo… Continue Reading »

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