Mandelson in feather-ruffling mode
Mandelson: RIP New Labour

By staff Peter Mandelson, one of New Labour’s principle architects, has admitted his project has dead as he prepares to publish his memoirs. The former business secretary, who with Gordon Brown and Tony Blair created the political momentum which won Labour huge landslides in the 1997 and 2001 general elections, said he expected his… Read more »

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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Adam Ingram was armed forces minister at the time of Baha Mousa's death in British custody
Ex-minister admits hooding ‘inaccuracy’

By staff A former armed forces minister has admitted giving inaccurate information to parliament at the Baha Mousa inquiry. Adam Ingram, who was in power in September 2003 when the Iraqi hotel receptionist died in British custody, told the inquiry that he believed it was “correct” that information in a parliamentary answer was not… Read more »