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Firearms licensing service improved after criticism

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) has been made aware that several firearms licensing departments that had previously stopped grant applications have revised their policy after criticism from BASC, press coverage and intervention by MPs. Licensing departments in North Yorkshire, Thames Valley, Kent and Northamptonshire had all previously announced that grant applications for… Read more »

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The party has undergone an internal debate over tax cuts
Lib Dems unveil spending plans

By Alex Stevenson A boost for childcare funding and scrapping higher education fees are among the spending priorities announced by the Liberal Democrats today. Party leader Nick Clegg said the proposals centred around Lib Dems’ commitment to social mobility and were a “direct challenge” to Gordon Brown’s “arrogant” dismissal of public spending criticisms. Today’s funding… Read more »

A parliamentary debate is needed, the Lib Dems said
Lib Dems call for emergency Gaza debate

By Blaine Williams Calls for an urgent debate into the Gaza conflict have been issued by the Liberal Democrats amidst Israel’s attacks on aid workers and civilians. David Heath, Liberal Democrat Commons spokesman, has written a letter to Harriet Harman, leader of the House, calling for an emergency debate into the crisis. Mr Heath said:… Read more »