Prayer for Second Sunday of Advent

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well. If the First Week of Advent serves as a call to repentance, to “cease doing evil, and to learn to do good,” then the Second Week of Advent reminds us that living an upright life alone is not enough. We must submit ourselves in humility to the will of God. What does … Continue reading Prayer for Second Sunday of Advent

Sleeping Giants

BY DAVID EYLES A few thoughts on the Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election on 2nd December 2021: This constituency, combining Bexley Heath and Sidcup was originally held by Sir Edward Heath from 1950 until 2001. It has always been a Tory stronghold. Unsurprisingly, the Conservatives won, but with a seriously reduced majority. The late James Brokenshire’s majority of 18,952 has been reduced by Louie French … Continue reading Sleeping Giants

Just Not Cricket

BY NOEL YAXLEY The decision by the BBC to relieve Michael Vaughan of his commentary duties with Test Match Special for the upcoming Ashes series for something he might or might not have said over a decade ago should have us all worried. The speed at which he was ousted is symptomatic of the corporation’s passive acquiescence to identity politics.  Vaughan, the former England batsman … Continue reading Just Not Cricket

Momentum Lost

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Two years ago they were still a formidable force feared by the Conservatives. Today Momentum is dead. Like other Marxist groups that have splintered before the Tories’ eyes over the centuries, Momentum now suffer from a terminal case of the People’s Front of Judea syndrome – meetings about meetings, low vote levels required to pass policies, and a surplus of lunatics. These … Continue reading Momentum Lost

The Dangers of Predictive Computer Modelling

BY DANIEL JUPP Both climate change hysteria and Covid hysteria are based on two things, and in neither case except by the most inaccurate understanding of the word can these things be described as science. The ‘science’ foundation for both is actually computer modelling. Computer modelling is a modern form of fortune telling. It can probably get fairly accurate results in a very short time … Continue reading The Dangers of Predictive Computer Modelling

National Trust Jump the Gun?

BY NIGEL BEAN The National Trust say they have now banned trail hunting on their land due to potential reputational risk associated with this activity after the conviction of Mark Hankinson over the notorious ‘smokescreen’ webinars. Drag hunting will be allowed to continue on their land. What is the difference between Trail and Drag hunting? Trail hunting is an activity that traditional fox hunts have … Continue reading National Trust Jump the Gun?

Advent Sunday

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 to … Continue reading Advent Sunday

A Country Girl’s Reflections on Environmentalism

BY ROCHELLE BLAKEMAN “Toil mastered everything, relentless toil And the pressure of pinching poverty… Everything by nature’s law Tends to the worse, slips ever backward, backward.” Virgil, the Georgics As a farmer’s daughter, I was blessed with a bucolic childhood. With only 1% of the UK population being farmers, it is a lucky stroke to have lived my younger years with a closeness to the … Continue reading A Country Girl’s Reflections on Environmentalism

On Simulation and the Metaverse

BY ADAM JAMES POLLOCK But what if God himself can be simulated, that is to say can be reduced to signs that constitute faith? Then the whole system becomes weightless, it is no longer anything but a gigantic simulacrum – not unreal, but simulacrum, that is to say never exchanged for the real, but exchanged for itself, in an uninterrupted circuit without reference or circumference. … Continue reading On Simulation and the Metaverse

The Rittenhouse Act

BY JON ALEXANDER In light of the recent Kyle Rittenhouse verdict, one thing is clear, both the UK and US need a Rittenhouse law. Since the verdict the Left-wing media have continued to push outright lies about the trial. Politicians, journalists and activists have been quick to peddle more lies and deliberately ignore the facts presented in court. Make no mistake, this has angered the … Continue reading The Rittenhouse Act

A Letter to My Really Creepy Stalkers

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Dear Timothy and Richard, It’s been a while. On police advice I have diligently kept quiet for over a decade now while my lawyer has amassed a log of your crimes against me, hoping for the day when legislation would catch up with your methods. Today I have decided to speak out as it’s important that the recent escalation in your unhinged … Continue reading A Letter to My Really Creepy Stalkers

Banned from Britain

BY EFFIE DEANS How many people who are delivering their daughters to Oxford University are a threat to national security? I can think of no such dad’s pulling up to the college in their estate cars packed with clothes and computers blowing themselves up at the gates to our dreaming spires waking them from their slumbers with cries of Jesus is merciful. Good Catholics have … Continue reading Banned from Britain

It’s For Our Own Good?

BY NOEL YAXLEY Imagine going into a restaurant for something to eat. You sit down and start to peruse the menu. Only for your order to be denied because your body mass index is too high.  Well that nightmare may soon become reality. This is the news that from January the government will be launching a new digital anti-obesity scheme. The HeadUp app will track … Continue reading It’s For Our Own Good?

In the Company of Gentlemen

BY STEPHEN PAX LEONARD The sky was tawny; the late afternoon frosty and brittle. The fields crunched as the shooting party of Byronic heroes walked across the spines of the hills enjoying some light-hearted repartee. Percy cum-Banter had spent the day on a shoot on the Scottish borders. Not one of those ghastly commercial shoots with appalling practices of burying birds at the end of … Continue reading In the Company of Gentlemen