Two Hen Harrier arrests

Raptor Persecution UK does a fantastic job of keeping us all informed about raptor persecution, and their Twitter profile‘s words of ‘Think illegal raptor persecution is a thing of the past? Think again!‘ are just spot on. Last week and last night RPUK brought us all news of two alleged observed shootings of ‘protected’ Hen…

New Petitions Committee

The new House of Commons Petitions Committee has been formed. One piece of unfinished business is a certain highly-supported petition on banning driven grouse shooting. If (when, surely?) debated this petition will give a DEFRA minister the opportunity to respond to the issue of burning of peatlands and in particular the recommendation by the Committee…

The final scores

If you signed this e-petition then ‘Thank you!’. If you signed it recently and haven’t clicked on the confirmation email you were sent then it might be worth finding it quickly (though it might already be too late). Here’s the list of constituencies with more than 200 signatures, an entirely random cut off point, with…

Dissolution of Parliament

The Government has tabled a motion proposing that an early general election be held. The motion is in the terms set out in section 2(2) of the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011. If agreed to by a super-majority of the House of Commons, an early election will take place in accordance with that Act.In the event…