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Gamekeeping Taskforce “needed now more than ever”

A year on from BASC Scotland’s call for the establishment of a Gamekeeping Taskforce, the Minister for Environment and Land Reform, Màiri McAllan MSP, has been urged to address the ongoing difficulties facing gamekeepers and rural workers in managing the countryside. Ahead of the 2021 Scottish Parliamentary election BASC Scotland called for the creation of a Scottish Gamekeeping… Read more »

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BASC sets out positions for lead ammunition consultation

The British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) will be challenging many of the restriction proposals put forward by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) on the use and sale of lead ammunition for outdoor recreational shooting in England, Scotland and Wales. Following detailed analysis of the HSE evidence and proposals, BASC has produced positions… Read more »

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Labour say scrapping Northern Ireland Protocol would make UK a 'pariah'
Labour say scrapping Northern Ireland Protocol would make UK a ‘pariah’

Labour has warned that scrapping the Northern Ireland Protocol could damage the UK’s international reputation. Labour’s shadow justice secretary Steve Reed, told Sky News earlier today that triggering Article 16 to suspend to deal would make the UK a “pariah”. “If you sign an international treaty if two countries in the world sign an international… Read more »

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Government dither over ditching Northern Ireland Protocol
Government dither over ditching Northern Ireland Protocol

The cabinet are reportedly split over whether to suspend Northern Ireland’s post-Brexit arrangements. The Northern Ireland Protocol was implemented to prevent a hard border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in the wake of Brexit by keeping Northern Ireland in the EU’s single market for goods. It has been heavily criticised by unionist… Read more »