U Compare 2 Nothing

BY ANDREW MOODY If a critic can be of any value or use in today’s strange times, in my humility I offer that I have now read Sinead O’Connor’s new memoir so you do not need to. It is dreadful in the truest sense of the word, as if Laurie Penny had been a pop star. It is so bad, that I even complained to … Continue reading U Compare 2 Nothing

Brits, Move to Scotland

BY EFFIE DEANS An organisation called The Social Justice and Fairness Commission recently published a report dated March 2021. We didn’t see it in March however, but rather it was only revealed after the Scottish Parliament Election. Of course, the organisation is another of the SNP’s front organisations. The authors of the report are SNP politicians and supporters. Like every other SNP report, it concludes that independence kills … Continue reading Brits, Move to Scotland

Authoritarianism V Liberalism

BY JAMES MELVILLE “A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.” Aldous Huxley, Brave New World The Covid crisis has created the perfect storm of coercive authoritarianism. A combination of government psychological manipulation, SAGE cultivated … Continue reading Authoritarianism V Liberalism

Beautiful Buxton

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN I am not fond of business meetings on Saturdays. I treasure the weekends – time to spend with the family. Nonetheless, a trip to Buxton did seem appealing. The elegant town that is Buxton has been welcoming visitors to enjoy its natural thermal springs and superb setting three hundred metres above sea level since Roman times. Known then as Aquae Arnemetiae, or … Continue reading Beautiful Buxton

Not Fiennes!

BY JOHN NASH Last week, the Mirror ran a typical piece of infantile nonsense about a Trophy hunting and Field sports website, Bookyourhunt. The article features quotes from Mr Goncalves and his faithful side-kick, Sir Ranulph Fiennes. The picture shows, back row from left to right, Eduardo Goncalves of the Campaign to Ban Trophy Hunting. (CBTH), Dr Mark Jones from the Born Free Foundation, thesp Peter … Continue reading Not Fiennes!

The Other Boleyn Girl

BY ANDREW MOODY In 2008, several years before either Game of Thrones or The Crown debuted on TV, Eric Bana starred as Henry the VIII in The Other Boleyn Girl, opposite starlets Natalie Portman and Scarlet Johannson who played Anne and Mary Boleyn. Now the movie has reached streaming service Netflix. After compulsively gorging on the first four seasons of Peter Morgan’s The Crown, I … Continue reading The Other Boleyn Girl

Statement & Questions for Packham

The Editor of Country Squire Magazine has made the following statement on Chris Packham and the Wildheart Trust (now known as the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary): Text of the Statement Follows: Good Afternoon, I have a statement to make. My name is Dominic Wightman. I am the Editor of Country Squire Magazine. Along with colleagues I have been threatened with legal action for defamation by Chris … Continue reading Statement & Questions for Packham

Fundraising Regulator Bottles on Packham

CSM EDITORIAL This week, after months of waiting and false starts, our rural affairs writer Nigel Bean received letters (published a few paragraphs below) back from the Fundraising Regulator in respect to Chris Packham and his charity the Wildheart Trust. As regular readers will know full well, the magazine has covered the difference between ‘rescuing’ and ‘rehoming’ tigers and has exposed their blatant lying in … Continue reading Fundraising Regulator Bottles on Packham