Butternut Cottage Pie

Ingredients: FOR THE TOPPING: 1 medium sized butternut squash, peeled and the seeds removed 30g butter Pinch of ground ginger FOR THE FILLING: 1tbsp olive oil 1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed 1 onion, peeled and roughly chopped 2 carrots, chopped 1 celery stick, chopped 250g lean beef mince 400g tinned chopped tomatoes 1-2tsp Worcestershire sauce 1 fresh bay leaf 150ml vegetable stock 1 sprig … Continue reading Butternut Cottage Pie

Countryside Alliance Attacked

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Recently the Countryside Alliance ran a survey to find out the extent of the abuse its members received online. They received 500 responses – 310 had received either death threats, photos of their children placed online alongside photos of their houses making the statement ‘we know where you live’. And the usual accusations of sadist, psychopath, bloodthirsty snob, child … Continue reading Countryside Alliance Attacked

Slow Roast Lamb with Pomegranate & Honey

Ingredients: 4 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp ground cumin 1 tbsp dried oregano 1 lemon, quartered, pips removed 1½ kg bone-in lamb shoulder joint 2 red onions, cut into wedges 1L carton pomegranate juice 2 tbsp clear honey 250g natural yogurt 100g tub pomegranate seeds, or seeds from 1 fresh pomegranate small handful mint leaves, chopped Method: Put the garlic, cinnamon, … Continue reading Slow Roast Lamb with Pomegranate & Honey

Why So Arrogant?

BY ALEXIA JAMES I’d never previously paid much attention to Emily Thornberry, apart from making a mental note that she reminded me somewhat of snooty Dolores Umbridge from Harry Potter. Why should I? She seemed like yet another Corbynite letting down the word “shadow”. I mean, John McDonnell a shadow chancellor? Diane Abbott a shadow home secretary? Angela Rayner shadow secretary of state for education? … Continue reading Why So Arrogant?


BY ANDREW MOODY To many liberal Americans, Edward Snowden is a hero. To others (like Presidents Obama and Trump) he is a traitor who should be executed. In left wing auteur Oliver Stone’s weak film adaptation of the NSA whistle blower’s life and career, the very important and difficult job of National Security is treated like an all-powerful version of S.P.E.C.T.R.E and Snowden is portrayed … Continue reading Snowden