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Harriet Harman appears to back Democrats
Harman in hot water over Democrat hint

Cabinet minister Harriet Harman appeared to suggest her preference for the Democrats over the Republicans in this year’s US elections. Ms Harman, speaking on BBC1’s Question Time last night, made clear the UK government must not express any preference in such matters. But she went on to add that the Labour party is the “sister… Read more »

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Answer NRW’s call for evidence on wild bird licensing says BASC
Improvements to livestock worrying legislation welcome news for gamekeepers, says BASC

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has welcomed the announcement that enclosed gamebirds are to be included within enhanced livestock worrying legislation in England and Wales. Listing enclosed gamebirds and increasing police powers for dealing with incidents of livestock worrying are just two parts of a wider Animal Welfare (Kept Animals) Bill introduced… Read more »

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Brown will miss housing target
Brown will miss housing target

Gordon Brown will fail to hit his target of three million new homes by 2020 according to a senior figure in the housing industry. David Orr, chief executive of the National Housing Federation (NHF), said today unless radical action is taken only 1.6 million homes will be completed by 2020 and the full three million… Read more »