The Badgering Continues

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ In April of this year we wrote an article stating that Scotland’s CPS – the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) – had cottoned on to the antics of Terry Hill, the League Against Cruel Sports’ hunt monitor. We made the following public comment: It turns out that we were very much mistaken. Not about the crook, Hill. … Continue reading The Badgering Continues

Towards Truly Non-Sexist Language

BY ARTHUR KAUFMAN This article grew out of my being tired of listening to “he … uh … and … uh … she” or “men … uh … and … uh … women” and all the variations emphasising the neutrality of gender.  As a Radio 4 junkie, not a day goes by without hearing a few utterances from a range of voices, especially politicians, who, … Continue reading Towards Truly Non-Sexist Language

England’s Cyber Nats

CSM EDITORIAL This magazine is proud to publish the writings of Effie Deans. She writes clear and illuminating articles – often to highlight the nonsense going on up north over the border as Sturgeon’s mayoralty gets a tad too big for its wee booties. The downside to publishing Effie’s work is the kickback that the magazine receives from the so-called cybernats. These comprise the SNP … Continue reading England’s Cyber Nats

Losing Our Way Part II

BY EFFIE DEANS The other day I wrote about my experience on a trip to the Highlands. I didn’t expect it to be particularly popular article, after all Gaelic is a minority language spoken on a daily basis by about eleven thousand people mostly in the Outer Hebrides. But suddenly my timeline was filled with raging Scottish Nationalists. Not one of them addressed the substantive … Continue reading Losing Our Way Part II

Politically Incorrect Positives

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Political correctness can be so stifling and inelegant. Originating almost a century ago in Russia with the term politicheskaya pravil’nost, it undermines Western values and builds needless barriers. It is a net which its clumsy proponents designed for all to be trapped in. However, like that other macro and unhelpful fishing practice, bottom trawling (no, don’t go there) – which destroys far … Continue reading Politically Incorrect Positives

Don’t Mention the J Word

BY FRANK HAVILAND The world is not fair – we all know it. And yet, curiously, it is those who benefit most from such a state of affairs who insist on lecturing the rest of us about them. It can get rather galling listening to the petulant foot stamps of multimillionaire luvvies, sweatshop-based multinationals, and every tax-dodging athlete who can haul themselves onto one knee … Continue reading Don’t Mention the J Word

A Prayer for Ourselves

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that this week’s message and prayer finds You well, healthy and happy. As the summer fades, We all pray that there is no second Covid spike and that a successful vaccine emerges from the scientists’ labs. Let us at this time remember those countries still suffering spikes – that they may be saved. This week I … Continue reading A Prayer for Ourselves

Chart of Antis

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ This magazine’s recent article concerning huntsman Lee Peters and his appalling harassment at the hands of anti hunt extremists – covering their multiple attempts at vexatious litigation in a bid to ruin his life – appalled and shocked a great number of people. The response has been overwhelming, frankly – thousands of reads, lots of feedback on social media … Continue reading Chart of Antis

Germans Are Not Funny

BY ALEXIA JAMES No, Brit Girl, the Germans do not now have a better sense of humour than the British. 30,000 people across 15 countries were asked to name both the “funniest” (“best at making people laugh”) and “least funny” nationality in a poll conducted by Badoo.com. The Germans came out last. They were even below the Belgians. Germans are as funny as Nish Kumar, … Continue reading Germans Are Not Funny