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Review outcome could jeopardise wildlife management, warns BASC Scotland

BASC has expressed significant concerns about a number of elements which will be looked at as part of a Scottish Government review of NatureScot’s species licensing functions. BASC Scotland director Peter Clark said the review into NatureScot’s current licensing approach had the potential to affect the balance between predator control and wildlife management. He said… Read more »

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Senior Conservative urges Rishi Sunak to rethink ‘knee jerk’ Rwanda policy

A senior Conservative has urged the prime minister to rethink the government’s international deportations plan with Rwanda, calling it a “knee jerk” reaction which, in its current form, “offends the innate British instinct of justice”. Robert Buckland, who served as justice secretary from 2019 to 2021 and later as Welsh secretary, has called on the… Read more »

Only 23 per cent of the public say UK should leave the ECHR

Just 23 per cent of the public say Britain should leave the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), according to a new poll. The poll also found that pledging to leave the ECHR at the next election, expected in 2024,  could lose the Conservatives twice as many votes for the Conservatives as they might gain… Read more »