The Fogcutter

Ingredients: 60ml freshly squeezed orange juice 30ml freshly squeezed lemon juice 15ml orgeat syrup 90ml white rum 15ml gin 15ml brandy 15ml Amontillado sherry Method: Add everything except sherry to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice. Shake well and strain into an ice-filled highball glass. Carefully pour the sherry on top of the drink; garnish with a sprig of mint.   Continue reading The Fogcutter

Love Meat

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE ‘The world is waking up to an environmental crisis’, a disembodied voice warns with the kind of damming cynicism that only a guttural Scottish accent can truly deliver. The viewer is then assaulted with flashes of bush-fires spliced with frenzied jerky-cam closeups of caged swines. In case this bombardment of the senses has left us in any doubt as to the utter … Continue reading Love Meat

The Annihilation

BY ALEXIA JAMES Not since Prince Andrew’s triumph of an exchange has an interview been so heralded. As bank-breaking hooligan Aaron Bastani recognised minutes after the airing of the BBC Corbyn-Neil spectacular last night, “Corbyn nailed the Andrew Neil interview. How? He was well prepared, repetitive in what he said and ultimately…boring. People watching will think ‘this guy doesn’t seem particularly radical’. And they’d be … Continue reading The Annihilation

The Yasmine Mohammed Interview

This week CSM’s James Bembridge interviewed Canadian human rights activist, Yasmine Mohammed, who advocates for the rights of women living within Islamic majority countries, as well as those who struggle under religious fundamentalism. She is also the founder of Free Hearts Free Minds, an organisation that provides psychological support for ex-Muslims living within Muslim majority countries- where the state sanctioned punishment for leaving Islam is … Continue reading The Yasmine Mohammed Interview

A Most Peculiar Election

BY NICK CARTWRIGHT This has been a very odd General Election run-up so far. To be frank, I am left with more questions than answers: Hypocrisy. The Liberal Democrats are pledging a £100 Billion Climate Fund and have an election pact with the Greens in some seats. So why have I received – 16 so far – leaflets from them? And nowhere on these leaflets … Continue reading A Most Peculiar Election