Schroders Caught Up in L&G Mess

CSM Legal & General’s charm offensive to its shareholders didn’t go unnoticed by the Squires yesterday morning. After a piece on the Today Programme describing how L&G would from now on only invest in sound companies and avoid any which were badly affecting our climate and environment, articles appeared across the Web like this one outlining L&G’s new approach. Companies that ignore environmental issues, planning … Continue reading Schroders Caught Up in L&G Mess

Newton Says No

BY NICK PEARCE The Squires have been told of a brilliant campaign for saving the English countryside. The campaign is called the Newton Say No Campaign and its website can be found here. Blinkered local planners are preparing to destroy a breathtakingly beautiful area and fill it with ugly roads and houses – utterly unacceptable when there are plenty of brown field sites around, and nearby … Continue reading Newton Says No

The Countryside After Brexit

BY BEN EAGLE Last week I travelled down to the west country to speak to a group of National Trust staff and volunteers about communications in the countryside. In short, the message I was giving went thus: from rural homelessness to internet connectivity to biodiversity loss the countryside faces a wide range of challenges and with an increasingly urban population it is vital that people … Continue reading The Countryside After Brexit

L&G Denials Exposed

On January 10th this year Country Squire Magazine published an Open Letter to Legal & General asking them why they were risking the L&G brand in a proposed care village development in the Devon countryside at Sladnor Park, which will destroy the environment there and put unnecessary pressure on the local community’s services and infrastructure. The area in Torbay affected is full of L&G customers … Continue reading L&G Denials Exposed

Fooling the Police is Criminal

BY NIGEL BEAN (& PAUL READ) The police forces of the United Kingdom should read this article before dealing with the upsurge of complaints against fox hunts. The information covered explains why cases of illegal hunting brought against registered fox hunts are continually failing. This information has been around for centuries and was documented in the first-ever Government hunting inquiry in 1951 and surrounds ‘preconceived … Continue reading Fooling the Police is Criminal

Labour Police Commissioners Facilitating Sabs?

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ So the Labour-supporting Cheshire PCC held a review into public concerns over hunting. And, naturally, he received tremendous support from local Labour politicians. Why? Well, for one, it was their party that took a one million pound ‘bung’ from IFAW/PAL to ban hunting in the first place and with a 250k ‘bung’ before the 2010 election and another 250k … Continue reading Labour Police Commissioners Facilitating Sabs?

Effective Rural Pest Control

BY ADAM GALPIN I feel an overwhelming obligation from a personal point of view to defend first and foremost my job but also to speak out in defence of Farmers, Gamekeepers, Landowners and the voiceless prey animals which suffer or simply do not get the chance to exist where the management of predators is non-existent. On the 9th of January 2019 the Scottish Government announced … Continue reading Effective Rural Pest Control

The BBC’s Packham Liability

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ The BBC have been using a special get-out-of-jail card dreamed up just for presenters such as Chris Packham and Gary Lineker, who like to engage the British public on social media. This card enables Packham to be their torch-bearer for left-wing animal rights fundamentalist ideology (an ideology that has had some of its adherents jailed for terrorism in recent … Continue reading The BBC’s Packham Liability