BY BEN PENSANT As cruel as it is to laugh at the misfortune of others, it’s bloody hard not to when the ‘others’ are Leave-voters, currently locked in a three-way tie with Zionists and Blairites for the title of Most Loathsome Creatures on Earth. So, I’m sure I wasn’t the only die-hard Remainer whooping with joy last week when Brexiters were left bruised, shaken and … Continue reading Schengenfreude
BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN I read with stupefaction last week that a new organisation is being launched by a group of Corbyn’s Labour MPs – called Catholics for Labour. Some fellow called Mike Kane, who is apparently the shadow schools minister and an MP, will be the organiser of the group which will be formally established at Labour’s party conference later this month. So, why the … Continue reading Was Jesus a Tory?
Ingredients: 1 tin coconut milk 1 tin chickpeas 1 sweet potato, diced 1 bell pepper, diced 1 onion, diced 2 tomatoes, diced 2 tsp garam masala 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp coriander 1/2 tsp turmeric Fresh coriander Instructions: Lightly brown onions over high heat, then add peppers and sweet potatoes and spices, stir well for a minute before pouring in the coconut milk. Cover … Continue reading Veggie Curry Recipe
BY JAMIE FOSTER It emerged in a recent Daily Mail article that Tory MP Bob Stewart’s son has been the subject of abuse at school due to his father’s job. Appallingly the abuse was directed at him by a teacher who told classmates not to talk to him because his father is a Conservative. For a 13 year old this sort of situation must be … Continue reading Backing Bob
BY CHARLES EVANS Ightham, Kent is a medieval moated manor house. The architectural writer John Newman describes it as “the most complete small medieval manor house in the county.” Ightham Mote and its gardens are owned by the National Trust and are open to the public. The house is a Grade I listed building, and parts of it are a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The origins … Continue reading Ightham
BY MANDY BALDWIN In 1943, some immensely brave young men, none of whom knew if they would see the next sunrise, built a chapel out of prefabricated huts, and it was dedicated on the anniversary of the Battle of Britain, 15th September, 1943. Three years later, having survived the war, it burned down. With money in short supply, and greatly distressed, Winston Churchill set about … Continue reading The Battle of Biggin Hill
Under the EU’s phased negotiating strategy, which has been described as “inflexible” by the UK, talks on trade can only begin once “sufficient progress” has been made on citizens’ rights, the Brexit bill and Ireland. Progress, albeit slow at times, is being made on the first and last of those subjects but the financial settlement is at a dead end, with the UK refusing to … Continue reading How Should May Play?
VICAR Hurricane Irma has caused devastation across the Caribbean and America’s East Coast. It was the most intense Atlantic hurricane to strike the United States since Katrina in 2005, and the first major hurricane to make landfall in the state of Florida since Wilma in 2005. It has left parts of the Caribbean, like St Thomas, flattened. Boris Johnson was talking this week of “First World War style devastation”. So, Country Squire Readers, whilst wishing You a … Continue reading A Prayer For Our Caribbean Cousins
BY ANASTASIA CHOO It’s a warm sunny afternoon and I am sitting in an idyllic converted church chapel in the heart of the Hertfordshire countryside in the delightful company of singer and song writer Holly Rose. Holly was the lead singer of platinum selling band Semisane in South Africa in 2004 followed by a successful solo career in the UK and two outstanding album releases. … Continue reading The Holly Rose Interview