What’s On The Cards?

Stuart Farr takes a break from festive parlour games to speculate over the New Year’s resolutions of Parliament  Quite often we don’t get to see how public figures occupy their spare time when they’re not out and about pressing the

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Fifty Cal Fight Goes On

Campaigning continues against proposals contained within the Offensive Weapons Bill after a Commons debate scheduled for 15 October was delayed. The Bill was due to have its third reading, but – according to the Commons leader – urgent oral statements

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Damaging Bill Amendments Averted

The Public Bill Committee has thrown out amendments to the Offensive Weapons Bill that would have seriously damaged shooting, after listening to advocacy from the likes of BASC. If all the amendments were accepted, the bill would have banned young

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BGA Assurances For Game Season

One of the most pressing concerns for game shooters ahead of the Glorious Twelfth was the worryingly low Grouse numbers on moors across the UK. However Monday 13 August marked the first day of a shooting season like no other;

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BASC Hit Back At Offensive Weapons Bill

BASC supplied evidence to the members of the parliamentary Public Bill committee on why proposals to ban large-calibre rifles, contained in the Offensive Weapons Bill, are a bad idea. When asked about the implications of the proposal, which would affect

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Moor burning under scrutiny at Westminster

An MP in parliament has championed research into heather burning, before apparently hitting out at shooting sports. Rachael Maskell, the Labour/Co-operative MP for the York Central constituency, drew attention to ongoing research by the University of York into moorland management

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A Tale of Two Antis

The evidence submitted in advance of the grouse shooting debate was an odd sort of affair, as Colin Fallon found

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