Not So Champion

BY MANDY BALDWIN Let’s get this straight: Sarah Champion, who spearheaded the enquiry into the mass-rape of children in Rotherham, has resigned her position as Shadow Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, because some people who favour lies over little girls threw a hissy-fit. I read some of the outraged comments by Labour supporters on the subject and their main beef was that she … Continue reading Not So Champion

Felbrigg Hall

BY CHARLES EVANS Felbrigg Hall is a 17th-century English country house near the village of that name in Norfolk. Part of a National Trust property, the unaltered 17th-century house is noted for its Jacobean architecture and fine Georgian interior. Outside the house are a walled garden, an orangery and orchards. The estate originated with the Felbrigg family. It passed to John Wyndham (died 1475), and … Continue reading Felbrigg Hall

Goodbye UKIP, Hello BNP?

CSM EDITORIAL As a Tory-supporting magazine, perhaps it is not our place to comment on the leadership contest of another party. Nonetheless, when your friend smells, it is the right thing for a Country Squire to do to offer them a bath, a change of clothes and a quick spray of one’s Penhaligon’s deodorant. Right now, UKIP – the successful force behind Brexit – is … Continue reading Goodbye UKIP, Hello BNP?

A Prayer For Julian Cadman

VICAR At time of writing, Dear Readers, I do not know the outcome of the desperate search for Julian Cadman. The British-born seven-year-old was out in Barcelona with his mother when the terrorist’s van struck where they were walking, separating them. Jumarie ‘Jom’ Cadman, the mother of Julian, was found in hospital and is said to be in a serious but stable condition. Please take some time this … Continue reading A Prayer For Julian Cadman

“Progressive” Shouters

BY JON ALEXANDER I’m sure by now you’re all aware of a Google employee being fired for airing an opinion that wasn’t popular with his employer and the recent instance of some National Trust volunteers receiving criticism for declining to wear an LGBT lanyard. Both cases are a carefully-cultivated storm in a teacup. Whereas Google is sticking to its guns, The National Trust has backed down … Continue reading “Progressive” Shouters

The Cancer of Terrorism

BY DR MILS HILLS As an anthropologist, I’m always fascinated by how people think about the ‘Other’, those people who are not like us. In the context of the ongoing threat of terrorist attacks in Europe (and beyond) I hope that I’m not the only one troubled by the low quality of academic and journalistic analysis and rhetoric around a particular feared other: the terrorist. … Continue reading The Cancer of Terrorism

Freedom! Woman You Hold Your Own Key

BY MAHIMA SHARMA At the stroke of the midnight hour, O Woman, awake, arise and raise the bar, Unchain yourself, set yourself free, O Woman! Don’t Try to be what you aren’t supposed to be.   No one but you, holds yourself in captivity, No one but only you, can open up to Life’s beauty. Responsibilities beckon you…I agree, But make yourself too…a priority.   … Continue reading Freedom! Woman You Hold Your Own Key