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Tim Farron speaks out against coalition
Coalition ‘jars’ with Lib Dem Farron

By politics.co.uk staff Liberal Democrat deputy leadership loser Tim Farron has hit out at the coalition. In an interview with the BBC, Mr Farron, who lost out to Simon Hughes for the deputy leadership post earlier this month, said that the Conservatives and Lib Dems were “ideologically a poor fit”. He said that while he… 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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All public sector staff receive cuts suggestion letter
Leaders seek public sector cut suggestions

By politics.co.uk staff Britain’s six million public sector workers have been asked to suggest ways to cut costs by David Cameron and Nick Clegg. The prime minister and his deputy have written to every public sector worker in the country asking for help as they implement the spending review. Wednesday’s emergency Budget saw chancellor George… Read more »