The Blindness of Zealots

BY JAMES BARRINGTON Asking what methods of wildlife management anti-hunting or anti-shooting groups actually support, as opposed to the activities they are keen to condemn, should always be part of any debate surrounding field sports. The usual response is either a deafening silence or an idealistic ‘leave it all to nature’. Practical examples of how these alternative models of the countryside might look tend to … Continue reading The Blindness of Zealots

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Labour at War

CSM EDITORIAL The sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey yesterday marked the opening shot in a war against Labour’s anti Semitic Hard Left. Keir Starmer as the new Labour leader looked to have made a serene start – without the Commons crowd against him at PMQ’s and with some useful questions against the Government’s Covid policies. That serenity is now over. So entrenched are the Corbynites right … Continue reading Labour at War

The Peril of Nord Stream 2

BY DANIEL KAWCZYNSKI MP Post Brexit we must back America and NATO over Germany’s dangerous over dependence on Russia and the ramifications that has for our Eastern European partners.  In December 2019, the United States moved to impose sanctions on companies involved in ‘Nord Stream 2’, the Russian bid to build an energy pipeline under the Baltic Sea to Germany. Now that we have finally … Continue reading The Peril of Nord Stream 2

Vacuum of Leadership

BY FRANK HAVILAND Four years ago to this day, Britain once again showed why she has always been a world leader, never a follower. Against the expressed will of her politicians, the relentless pooh-poohing of the media, and the eternal shrieks of ‘racist!’, the British people stood firm and made the right call, to divorce from the European Union. Four years on from that referendum … Continue reading Vacuum of Leadership

Bookcase Wars

BY PAUL T HORGAN One aspect of the current situation is that television viewers have been treated to a rather limited version of Through the Keyhole. The original programme had sauce impresario Lloyd Grossman touring the well-appointed interior of someone’s dwelling, inviting viewers to guess the occupant. The modern version is the inadvertent consequence of people having to appear on television while also practising self-isolation. Rather … Continue reading Bookcase Wars

Gooseberry & Elderflower Fizz

Ingredients: 12 gooseberries 1 tbsp caster sugar juice ½ lemon 3 tbsp elderflower cordial chilled sparkling wine, for topping up (we used Prosecco)   Instructions: Tip gooseberries and sugar into a cocktail shaker or large jam jar with a lid. Using the end of a rolling pin, mush the gooseberries and sugar together. Add lemon juice, cordial and 4 ice cubes, pop on the lid … Continue reading Gooseberry & Elderflower Fizz

Britain Is Being Trolled

BY EFFIE DEANS There were no black children in either my primary or secondary schools. Racist words were commonplace. When I moved to Edinburgh middle class students used racist words to describe shops run by people of Pakistani origin and takeaways run by people of Chinese origin. We didn’t do this in a hostile fashion. It was simply the language of the time. A form … Continue reading Britain Is Being Trolled

Look Who’s Back

BY ANDREW MOODY Like Sleeping Beauty, Adolf Hitler wakes one morning in wasteland that used to house the Fuhrerbunker, smelling of petrol and with a splitting headache. He is impeccably dressed in his army uniform, and can’t quite understand why his final orders (total military harakiri) weren’t carried out. Soon he finds out it’s 2011 in Berlin, and, with the skill and courage only a … Continue reading Look Who’s Back

Google Sins

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE It appears the British left have added irony to the list of senses they are prepared to rid themselves of as they continue to take on the crudeness of their American cousins, with attacks against the man famed for refusing to appease Hitler now regarded as victories amongst our anti-fascists. Despite finding newfound reverence from the more feral corners of the left, … Continue reading Google Sins

R.I.P. Janet

CSM EDITORIAL The Squires are sad to report the death of our esteemed colleague Janet Girsman who, after a long fight against cancer, died at the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher last week. From her obituary: Janet Girsman was a freelance journalist, providing stories and leads for national newspapers including The Times, the Mail, the Guardian and Country Squire Magazine. She worked until a few … Continue reading R.I.P. Janet