Plan Montserrat

EL CID We have a choice. It’s binary. Either we appease extremist Islamism or we fight it. There is no middle way, no Quilliam-style reformed Islam (none of the Muslims are buying their chatter and the non-Muslims don’t trust it), there’s no foolproof deradicalisation strategy that can save us and – non-negotiable – there shall be no more of our kids’ lives prematurely ended by Islamist … Continue reading Plan Montserrat

Let’s Have a Referendum on the BBC

BY JAMES TOWNLEY Since the British Broadcasting Corporation came into existence on the first of January 1927, it has attempted to remain market-free by defending its necessity for impartiality. Its first General Manager John Reith, a Scottish Calvinist, succeeded in building a high wall against the US-style, free-for-all broadcasting model in which the name of the game was to attract the largest audiences and thereby … Continue reading Let’s Have a Referendum on the BBC

Sheep Worrying Strikes Again

CSM EDITORIAL The problem of dogs attacking lambs during lambing season has once again cropped up and it is time something was finally done about it in the UK. Farmer’s Weekly was absolutely correct to publish graphic images of a recent attack on the lambs of James Edwards, who runs 4,500 ewes across a number of farms in north Hampshire. In solidarity, we have done … Continue reading Sheep Worrying Strikes Again

Ben Bradshaw: The New Paul Nuttall?

BY ALEXIA JAMES UKIP’s leader Paul Nuttall has something of a reputation for fibbing. His more notorious fibs include losing close friends in the Hillsborough tragedy, having a PhD and playing football for Tranmere Rovers. Nuttall has now either apologised for those false claims or blamed them on others. There’s nothing that the British public detests more than a deceitful politician and social media has … Continue reading Ben Bradshaw: The New Paul Nuttall?

Charlton House

BY CHARLES EVANS Among several English houses with the name Charlton House, the most prominent is a Jacobean building in Charlton, London. It is regarded as the best-preserved ambitious Jacobean house in Greater London. It was built in 1607–12 of red brick with stone dressing, and has an “E”-plan layout. The interior features a great hall, chapel, state dining room, saloon and gallery. The house … Continue reading Charlton House

London’s Voters Must Be Dim

BY JOHN ISMAEL Take London out of the equation and Labour currently poll about 18% across the UK. London is the last Labour stronghold and one is left scratching one’s head as to why that might be. Is it because of Labour mass immigration during the Blair years that tied thousands of London’s voters into welfare and guaranteed them as Labour supporters? The huge increases in … Continue reading London’s Voters Must Be Dim

The Gimlet

Ingredients for a Gimlet: 2 1⁄2 oz Gin 1⁄2 oz Lime juice 1⁄2 oz Simple syrup Appropriate Gimlet Garnish: 1 Lime wheel Glass: Cocktail or Old Fashioned Instructions for Making a Gimlet: Add all the ingredients to a shaker and fill with ice. Shake, and strain into a chilled cocktail glass or an Old-Fashioned glass filled with fresh ice. Garnish with a lime wheel. (You … Continue reading The Gimlet

Confessions of a Hunter Part 2

BY DEBORAH JANE NICHOLAS   Hedge Dwelling The earliest records of the now almost extinct sport of Hedge Dwelling can be dated as far back as 1540. It is widely believed the sport coincided with the sport of fox hunting that had been growing in popularity in Norfolk since 1534. Traditionally hunting on horseback mainly focused on tracking deer but due to the decrease in … Continue reading Confessions of a Hunter Part 2