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Royal Mail rows back on knife ban

Royal Mail has shelved plans to impose a blanket ban on the carriage of knives which would have unfairly penalised the shooting community and hundreds of small businesses across the country. The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) wrote to Royal Mail’s chief executive pointing out that the ban would severely impact retailers across the… Read more »

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New deer management orders could contravene human rights according to Scotland’s largest shooting organisation

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has written to the Minister for Green Skills, Circular Economy and Biodiversity, Lorna Slater, ahead of a major consultation into deer management changes in Scotland. The consultation which closes on Friday 29 March, raises six key themes around deer management changes. BASC has serious concerns regarding many… Read more »

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Gordon Brown claims welfare state has been ‘systematically shredded’ over last decade

The government has neglected to tackle “obscene” levels of destitution, Gordon Brown has said.  He argued Conservative ministers have “systematically shredded” the social security system over the last decade. The former prime minister, who left office in 2010, has said Britain is experiencing a hidden poverty “epidemic”, with some of the worst-affected households going without… Read more »