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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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Simon Hughes is the Lib Dem deputy leader
Hughes: We won’t sign on the dotted line

By Alex Stevenson The Liberal Democrats will use their party conference to defy the coalition government’s policy, Simon Hughes has told The party’s deputy leader’s comments came as Lib Dem delegates in Liverpool debated a motion expressing concern at education secretary Michael Gove’s proposals on free schools and academies. “It’ll just remind people the… Read more »

Paddy Ashdown salutes Nick Clegg's judgement.
Ashdown: We don’t know how this will play out

By staff The fate of the Liberal Democrats following the coalition agreement is still uncertain, a former party leader has admitted. Paddy Ashdown refused to criticise the decision to enter government with the Conservatives while appearing on the Today programme, but he admitted the future was unclear. “We do not yet know how this… Read more »