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Environment Secretary highlights shooting’s conservation benefits

Environment Secretary George Eustice MP praised the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) for its role in protecting the British countryside during the Conservative Conference in Manchester.   Speaking at a rural reception hosted by BASC and the Angling Trust, Mr Eustice highlighted the conservation that takes place as a direct result of shooting…. Read more »

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‘Red-herring’ firearms survey still requires responses, says BASC

BASC is asking members and the wider shooting community to respond to a firearms licensing survey, despite describing it as a ‘red-herring’. The survey, coordinated by the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) on the back of the Plymouth shooting incident, is seeking views on firearms licensing in England and Wales. Questions within the… Read more »

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The return of left and right
Comment: The return of left and right

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but newspaper headlines are changing. When BP posted its profits earlier this week, newspapers of all stripes – the Express and the Daily Mail included – started to sound like the Socialist Worker. “Should something be done to reduce BP’s profit-making ability?” asked one. “Call for windfall tax on… Read more »

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Public want Olympic boycott
Public want Olympic boycott, politics.co.uk poll suggests

Gordon Brown should boycott the Beijing Olympics, according to politics.co.uk users. With the games due to start in a matter of days, the new poll shows massive discontent with the way Mr Brown has handled the Olympics issue and anger at the decision to grant China in the first place. When asked about Mr Brown’s… Read more »