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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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Queen’s Speech: Starmer vs Johnson

In the debate following the Queen’s Speech, Labour leader Keir Starmer and prime minister Boris Johnson gave speeches. Starmer took the opportunity to remind Johnson that he now lives in a Labour-run council, before calling the government “out of touch” telling the House of Commons that Labour offer a “government of the moment”.  Johnson told… Read more »

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Government ‘out of touch’ on food security 

During DEFRA questions in the House of Commons, shadow secretary Jim McMahon asked secretary of state George Eustice “what he would have done differently to improve rather than weaken food security”. This question comes in the midst of a cost of living crisis, with many in poverty.  Eustice responded by explaining to the House that… Read more »