Deer Managers Protest At Forest Cull

FROM THE SGA Scotland’s professional deer managers are considering withdrawing from Wild Deer Best Practice, sickened by a controversial female cull in the nation’s forests. The Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA) was highly instrumental in developing the nation’s codes for humane deer control. Described as the ‘highway code’ for Scottish deer managers it still guides new entrants into the rural education sector and is in the … Continue reading Deer Managers Protest At Forest Cull

Scientists’ Harsh Words

BY STEVE GRANT As the Countryman’s Weekly reported last week, a major new report by scientists at the University of Northampton’s Institute for Social Innovation and Impact showed driven grouse shooting (DGS) had positive ‘ecological, economic and social’ impacts on rural communities, including increasing tourism, employment and biodiversity and combatting loneliness. The report, Sustainable Driven Grouse Shooting? A summary of the evidence is a brilliant … Continue reading Scientists’ Harsh Words

The Next Sir David?

BY KP CHATTERJEE Sir David Attenborough is of course the celebrated English broadcaster, natural historian and author. He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit. Now aged 95, it is only logical to ask who will be the next front-of-house person of British wildlife television? In a recent article in The Conversation, a Professor of Science Communication … Continue reading The Next Sir David?

Sustainable Driven Grouse Shooting

The University of Northampton – as many readers will know – was commissioned by the Uplands Partnership to produce a detailed and objective report reviewing the evidence on whether driven grouse shooting is sustainable. That report was published earlier this month. The aim of the report was to present the current evidence-based knowledge relating to the economic, ecological and social sustainability of driven grouse shooting … Continue reading Sustainable Driven Grouse Shooting

The Unions & the U-turns

BY BEN IRVINE This is an essay about the driving role that public sector unions have played during the coronapanic debacle in Britain. It’s a long essay, but I hope you’ll stay with me, because the topic is extremely important. I’m going to reveal to you some shocking incidents that you may not know about. For instance, you may not know that the first lockdown … Continue reading The Unions & the U-turns

Whiteout

THE CITY GRUMP The august classics faculty of the University of Cambridge has now decided it must explain, as part of its anti-racist strategy,  the “whiteness” of its plaster casts of Roman and Greek sculptures on display at its Museum of Classical Archaeology. The City Grump thinks it is high time he makes his own contribution to stamping out white as used in well-known places and enterprises. … Continue reading Whiteout

Sickly Shade of Yellow

BY EFFIE DEANS The Scottish Greens will not save the world, though if given the chance they might wreck Scotland. The deal they have made with the SNP changes nothing whatsoever. It was unnecessary for Sturgeon to form a coalition with the Greens, because she knows that they always vote with the SNP anyway. We are no closer to a second independence referendum because Sturgeon … Continue reading Sickly Shade of Yellow

Farage a Racist? Really?

There are plenty of social media users who associate Nigel Farage with racism. A quick search on Twitter soon identifies the accusers: Which makes the following footage – exclusive to CSM – very interesting indeed. In the first video (below), Nigel Farage is seen at a UKIP dinner and he’s making crystal clear to the then leadership of the party under Gerard Batten that the … Continue reading Farage a Racist? Really?

Moping about Mopane

BY JOHN NASH Recently, a trophy bow hunter killed a lion on the outskirts of Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe. Apparently, the lion was called “Mopane” and, inevitably, it has created a brouhaha on antisocial media and re-opened the earlier storm over another lion, “Cecil”. As expected, UK newspapers have jumped on the latest story and stirred up a tsunami of rage, churning out the usual … Continue reading Moping about Mopane

The Rapid Decline of Slow Joe

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE ‘The world feels like a slightly better, kinder place today’ Gary Lineker tweeted during Biden’s inauguration, addressing him with the sort of asinine adoration that was then the custom. But given the disastrous withdrawal from Afghanistan, Lineker’s tweet has aged about as well as the president’s spare and perma-surprised stare. While Afghans scramble to save their lives from danger, Twitter blue ticks … Continue reading The Rapid Decline of Slow Joe

An Insight into Online Gambling Regulations in the UK

Gambling is an industry that’s stood the test of time by evolving as the world does. The landscape of online gambling changes on a regular basis due to new technology being implemented into the industry almost constantly. As a result, it’s more important than ever for those involved in its regulation to ensure that changes are benefitting the consumers who are actively playing poker in … Continue reading An Insight into Online Gambling Regulations in the UK

The Worst Thing the SNP Can Do to You

BY EFFIE DEANS What’s the worst thing the SNP could do to you personally? Many Pro UK people would assume that it would be if Sturgeon achieved her goal of Scottish independence. But this is not true. Whatever we might think about the economic consequences of the breakup of the UK these would not necessarily affect us personally. We would still have choices. We could … Continue reading The Worst Thing the SNP Can Do to You