George Osborne had cause to smile today after new data suggested he may be able to ride out any downgrading of the UK’s credit rating without a damaging rise in interest payments.
The share of adults in Northern Ireland with no religion is surging, according to the latest data from the Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey. The results of the 2020 survey have just been published. 27% of respondents said they had no religion – an increase of 7% on 2019. This latest surge means that the overall… Read more »
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 »
Bitter pre-Christmas campaigning has broken out in marginal seats, after Labour mounted an offensive against the autumn statement’s benefit cuts.