The Game is Up

BY ANDREW KELLY It is becoming ever clearer that parliament is operating on its own mandate and is likely dangerously adrift from the will of the majority of the UK population. If true, this situation only breeds more discontent and likely has dangerous consequences for decades to come. When Cameron allowed the second referendum, it was for two principal reasons: The first – that the … Continue reading The Game is Up

Left Running Out of Victims?

BY FRANK HAVILAND Back in the 90’s it was still considered racy to show a lesbian kiss pre-watershed. Twenty years on and homosexuality is so mainstream, your best chance of being controversial is to do the unthinkable and put a straight, white couple on. In fact, if the latest Disney princess isn’t a pink-haired, non-binary, transgender activist for Antifa, what is the point? Gender it … Continue reading Left Running Out of Victims?

Yellow Macron Folds

BY PAUL NEWALL We should watch on with some interest the events in Paris and Brussels where the mainstream media is informing us that a movement known as the Gilets jaunes are protesting a hike in fuel taxes as part of French president Emmanuel Macron’s green taxation programme resultant from the Paris Climate Accord. (Macron has just folded to their demands.) Looking beneath the surface there are … Continue reading Yellow Macron Folds

Protect Democracy First

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN These last days there has been much talk of defending British Democracy. Whether in reference to another referendum or to publishing the full legal advice in relation to the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal. There has been talk too of a constitutional crisis. Sir Keir Starmer warned yesterday of a no confidence vote in the Government should May’s deal fail to garner sufficient … Continue reading Protect Democracy First

Lecter’s Enduring Appeal

BY ANDREW MOODY Cannibal serial killer and psychiatric genius Hannibal Lecter first emerged in Thomas Harris 1980 novel Red Dragon and probably remains the most iconic literary character of the 20th century. It wasn’t until Jonathan Demme’s 1991 classic The Silence of the Lambs (the novel was released three years earlier) that Lecter gained rockstar status and became the most influential villain in American art … Continue reading Lecter’s Enduring Appeal

A Prayer for Advent

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well and healthy this Advent Sunday, the first Sunday in Advent as we build up to Christmas. What is Advent? The word “Advent” comes from the Latin word for “coming”, and the season marks the countdown to Christmas. Churches observe this period by remembering the anticipation for the birth of Jesus, and preparing … Continue reading A Prayer for Advent

It’s Just a Phase, Doctor

BY PAUL NEWALL  When I read about the gender reassignment of the Doctor, I confess I let out an audible groan. Not because I couldn’t cope with one of my childhood favourites becoming a woman – I’d already been prepared for that eventuality by the “Doctors wife” episode in the Matt Smith era. The new show runner Chris Chibnall apparently made it a contractual issue … Continue reading It’s Just a Phase, Doctor