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BASC outlines key demands in licensing fees review

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will not accept “rewarding failure” in the upcoming review of firearms licensing fees in England, Scotland and Wales. The review has been launched by the Home Office. A Fees Working Group, which includes representatives from BASC and the British Shooting Sports Council, has been set up. Its… Read more »

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BASC stands up for pest control against legal challenge

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will once more stand up for lawful pest control activities as anti-shooting group, Wild Justice, launch new legal attack. According to Wild Justice they are seeking legal action against the general licence to prevent serious damage to livestock, foodstuffs for livestock, crops, vegetables, fruit, fisheries or inland… Read more »

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Aslyum system "mark of national shame"
Asylum system “not fit for purpose”

The system for receiving asylum seekers in the UK is “not fit for purpose” and should be seen as a source of national shame, a report has said. The Independent Asylum Commission (IAC) found the treatment of those seeking asylum in Britain fell below that standards that could be expected of a civilised country. In… Read more »

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Smith to set out ID card timetable
ID card timetable set out

The general British population will not be forced to apply for an ID card, the home secretary has said. In an apparent softening of government policy on ID cards, Jacqui Smith has confirmed that the general population will not have to hold an ID card before the next general election. Even then British nationals can… Read more »