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BASC sets out positions for lead ammunition consultation

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will be challenging many of the restriction proposals put forward by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on the use and sale of lead ammunition for outdoor recreational shooting in England, Scotland and Wales. Following detailed analysis of the HSE evidence and proposals, BASC has produced positions… Read more »

Government Food Strategy slammed as “wholly inadequate” by campaigners warning of a “national food emergency”

The Food and Work Network – a coalition of academics, public health professionals, trade unionists and community activists based at Birkbeck College, University of London – today slammed as “wholly inadequate” the Government’s Food Strategy,  arguing that “it’s time to declare a National Food Emergency” to reflect the gravity of the situation. The Network has… Read more »

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No deal: Former home secretaries David Blunkett and John Reid have spoken against a Lib/Lab pact
Labour heavyweights come out against Lib-Lab deal

By politics.co.uk staff Senior Labour figures are saying the party leadership should not do a deal with the Liberal Democrats to stay in government. Some sort of agreement between the Lib Dems and the Conservatives looked likely yesterday until it emerged that the third party was also talking to Labour, with a new leadership and… Read more »

Only 3% happy with hung parliament result
Public uncomfortable with hung parliament

By politics.co.uk staff Only three per cent of voters are happy with the result of the general election, a poll has suggested. Research from Sky News, which questioned 1,814 people from May 7th to May 10th, found nearly two-thirds said the result of the election left them feeling pessimistic about prospects for the next six… Read more »