Gavin Williamson’s Wise Words

BY ASGHAR KHAN There are some in the British Muslim community and some on the Left who have been angered by the Defence Secretary’s statement to the Daily Mail this week. Gavin Williamson said: “A dead terrorist can’t cause any harm to Britain.” He told the newspaper: “I do not believe that any terrorist, whether they come from this country or any other, should ever … Continue reading Gavin Williamson’s Wise Words

All Eyes on Torbay Council

CSM EDITORIAL Torbay Council in Devon are in danger of chalking up an ignominious first – a refusal to re-designate Neighbourhood Forums. Neighbourhood Forums are a feature of the Tory/Lib Dem flagship Localism Act of 2011 which transfers a greater say in planning decisions to those most affected – the local communities. The great idea was that Local Authorities work with their communities to produce … Continue reading All Eyes on Torbay Council

Bring Back Integrity

BY JAMIE FOSTER “For me, comedy starts as a spew, a kind of explosion, and then you sculpt it from there, if at all. It comes out of a deeper, darker side. Maybe it comes from anger, because I’m outraged by cruel absurdities, the hypocrisy that exists everywhere, even within yourself, where it’s hardest to see.” Robin Williams There is nothing new about hypocrisy, it … Continue reading Bring Back Integrity

Gotta Love the DUP

BY JOHN ISMAEL When Theresa May imploded during this year’s General Election, there was much doom and gloom. Albeit briefly, many of us were imagining a 1970’s style period of short-lived governments, one of which would be run by the Britain-hating Corbyn and the tragic cult of dross and gullibles who fester around him. The fixed term parliament act, and the supply deal set up … Continue reading Gotta Love the DUP

Only Minnows Call for Silencing

BY MANDY BALDWIN In the red corner – Donald Trump, who needs no introduction.  In the corner reserved for also-rans – accidental Prime Minister the Appeaser Theresa, berating him as usual with all the erudition of a depressed heron gargling ball-bearings while being held hostage at gunpoint. There were many other people who joined in the hysterical demand for the President of the United States … Continue reading Only Minnows Call for Silencing

CSM Christmas Competition 2017

Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, It’s that time of the year for a Christmas Competition. The Editorial Team discussed many possible themes for this year’s competition including a treasure hunt, best-looking pooch and a lookalikes competition but then we were worn down to sighs. By the seriousness of these days and the whiskered, shell-suited threat that resides amongst us: Western industrial civilisation – which … Continue reading CSM Christmas Competition 2017