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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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BASC welcomes review of habitat management course

The announcement that the new T Level responsible for educating future gamekeepers and land managers has been paused to reassess its specialist course structure has been warmly welcomed by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). The new course, Habitat management (land and water), has been earmarked to replace the current land & wildlife… Read more »

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Clegg is holding the fort this fortnight
Clegg: ‘Holding the fort’ but not acting PM

By Ian Dunt Nick Clegg has clarified his role while David Cameron takes a break from work, saying he is “holding the fort” but not acting prime minister. The formulation is a distinct change from the arrangements under Gordon Brown’s tenure, when deputy Labour leader Harriet Harman took charge. Speaking at a Q&A event at… Read more »

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Lib Dems will challenge Tories in upcoming elections
Lib Dems turn back on electoral pact

By politics.co.uk staff The Liberal Democrats have ruled out an electoral pact with their coalition partners. Deputy leader Simon Hughes said the Conservative party could expect to be challenged by Lib Dem candidates in local elections and at the 2015 general election. “We will fight the next election in every seat,” Mr Hughes said. “Our… Read more »