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Government trophy hunting inquiry a win for conservation, says BASC

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has described the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (EFRA) Select Committee inquiry into the Government’s Animals Abroad Bill as a ‘win for conservation’. The EFRA Select Committee’s inquiry announced today (2 July) that they will look at the government’s proposals on so-called ‘trophy hunting’ and whether the… Read more »

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Clegg pushes army pay agenda

By Ian Dunt Nick Clegg has published proposals to improve army pay, in a coordinated media attack which saw him branding current pay levels “a national disgrace”. The Liberal Democrat leader wants the pay of the lowest paid troops raised by £6,000 a year so that no service personnel in the army, navy or RAF… Read more »

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Brown faces pressure for TV debates

By politics.co.uk staff Both opposition leaders have now signed up to a TV debate ahead of the general election, leaving Gordon Brown deciding whether he will sign up. The unity of the two parties on the issue was confirmed by a tweet from Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg yesterday, in which he wrote: “I relish… Read more »