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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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Heat rises during rail strikes debate 

During the heated debate on rail workers going on strike, MPs are not suppressing their “anger on both sides”. Conservative MP Sir Mike Penning lost his cool with opposition MPs shouting at him during his speech, leading to him telling them to “shut up”. The second deputy speaker Nigel Evans reminded members to “use moderate… Read more »

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Backbenchers calling PM ‘Conservative Corbyn’

During a feisty prime minister’s questions, Keir Starmer barraged prime minister Boris Johnson with multiple lines of attack. One line of attack came when he read out a document circulating the Conservative backbenches that called the PM the “Conservative Corbyn”. Johnson responded by telling the House of Commons that Corbyn was “relatively dynamic” comapred to… Read more »