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BASC responds to general election announcement

The Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has called a general election to be held on 4 July. This is undoubtedly an important election for shooting and conservation. Shooting plays a key role in the economy and the conservation and management of the countryside, and any incoming government will have to be alert to the needs of… Read more »

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Jersey votes to legalise assisted dying

The States Assembly of Jersey has voted to legalise assisted dying for terminally ill people. In a landmark vote, Jersey’s politicians have voted in favour of compassion, autonomy, and the rights of people who are dying. Humanists UK and Channel Islands Humanists have welcomed the historic vote. A significant majority of 31 Assembly members vote… Read more »

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IMF urges government to rethink fiscal policy

The International Monetary Fund has taken aim at the mini budget unveiled last week by new Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng, and which in turn has led to a further sharp decline in the value of sterling. Commenting on last week’s mini budget, an IMF spokesman said, “Given elevated inflation pressures in many countries, including the UK,… Read more »