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The Value of Shooting Report 2024

New report underlines the importance of shooting, conservation and the rural vote ahead of the general election. With the main political parties having fired the starter pistol on their general election campaigns, rural organisations are set to publish  (Tuesday 4 June) the latest ‘Value of Shooting’ report which will set out in detail the benefits… Read more »

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Ups and downs for the SNP campaign
Highs and lows: SNP

After a mixed bag of performances in a series of by-election clashes, the Scottish National party are shaping up for a big clash with Labour north of the border in the 2010 general election. Alex Salmond wants to increase his party’s Westminster standing to 20 seats. Will his party slip up as the campaign intensifies?… Read more »

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The SNP manifesto concentrates on 'local champions'
Salmond launches SNP manifesto

By politics.co.uk staff Alex Salmond has unveiled the Scottish National party (SNP) manifesto for the general election, urging Scots to avoid spending cuts imposed from London. He pledged greater cooperation with Welsh nationalists Plaid Cymru and a restoration of community-based politics. “We will break through the cosy Westminster consensus on cuts,” Mr Salmond said. “There… Read more »