Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, We need Your wisdom. The Squires would be most grateful if You could have a serious think about the following questions and then leave your answer in the poll boxes below them. Thank You so much! Question 1: Due to unbearable Leftist political pressures – think Insulate Britain on speed – a Circus Owner is forced to give up … Continue reading Five Questions
CSM POLLS Yesterday’s letter from Prime Minister Theresa May to the nation seemed to anger the nation. Professor John Curtice claims that May faces strong opposition from all sides to her deal from the British Public. A copy of May’s letter can be found here. Read the letter and let us know how angry You feel. We’d be interested to know. Continue reading How Furious With May Are You?
CSM EDITORIAL We would like to thank the entrants for this year’s CSM Christmas Competition. The entries were …err… interesting. We have chosen 5 which we feel are good enough to proceed to compete for prizes. They are also fit to appear on the magazine, unlike some of the … err … rather adult memes that were sent to us. Please review the winning memes … Continue reading CSM Meme Competition Winners
Under the EU’s phased negotiating strategy, which has been described as “inflexible” by the UK, talks on trade can only begin once “sufficient progress” has been made on citizens’ rights, the Brexit bill and Ireland. Progress, albeit slow at times, is being made on the first and last of those subjects but the financial settlement is at a dead end, with the UK refusing to … Continue reading How Should May Play?
The BBC is generally disliked. What best to do with it? Reform or finish it? After all, it is the British Broadcasting Corporation and allegedly it belongs to us – the British People. Have Your Say. Continue reading What Shall We Do With The BBC?
Has your opinion changed since the EU referendum? Continue reading CSM Brexit Opinion Poll
With Brexit just under two years away, Britain is leaving the EU but hopes to maintain good relations with Europe. Meanwhile, the Americans are welcoming their old friend back to the negotiating table after many years’ absence. Similarly, Commonwealth countries are calling for free trade agreements and closer cooperation. Where do you as a Brit feel your loyalties lie outside of the UK? Who should … Continue reading Where’s Your Loyalty, Brits?
CSM POLLS In light of the General Election result and Theresa May’s current doldrums as PM, who should be the Tory Prime Minister? Stick or shift? Is Theresa May really a “Dead Woman Walking”? Our bet is on Leadsom as Chancellor and Boris as PM (by general Tory consensus rather than another damn, destabilising election). Yours? Continue reading Who Should Be Our PM?
Australian Julian Assange is wanted in the US over the leaking of military and diplomatic documents. Sweden said on Friday it had decided to drop its rape investigation. Meanwhile Ecuador urged the UK to allow him safe passage out of the country. The Wikileaks founder has chosen to remain in the Ecuadorian embassy in London as he waits for the UK to communicate what it … Continue reading What to do with Assange?
Labour is pledging not to raise income tax for those earning less than £80,000 a year as part of an election “personal tax guarantee” for 95% of taxpayers. The shadow chancellor John McDonnell said those on more than £80,000 would pay “a modest bit more” to fund public services. One wonders how much MPs earn? Will Labour MPs be affected by this planned income tax … Continue reading Labour: You Pay, Not Us
There are just under six weeks to go until the General Election. How are You planning to vote? Continue reading CSM GE2017 Poll
UKIP’s manifesto will include proposals to ban full veils according to UKIP’s party leader Paul Nuttall. The announcement has sparked strong reaction on both sides of the debate. Theresa May says women can wear whatever they want. Ban or allow? Who’s right on this? Are the Tories missing a popular point? Continue reading Do You Support a Burka Ban?
US President Donald Trump is talking tough about wayward North Korea. But what can he do about the North Korean regime which drowns its population in propaganda and continues to crank up the pressure on South Korea, neighbouring countries and the US? If you were in the White House what would you do? Dove or Hawk? Continue reading What to Do About North Korea?
The EU Exit Bill is worth paying? Or should the UK just walk? Here we ask you how much you’d be willing to pay: Continue reading Pay the EU Exit Bill?
CSM POLLS Already the EU has thrown Gibraltar into the negotiations. Isn’t this just the time to walk away and fall back on WTO arrangements? Leave the EU with its huge leaving bill sitting unpaid in its hands? After all, these jokers couldn’t negotiate their way out of a paper bag, right? Or should Theresa May bide her time. Maybe many years. And walk away … Continue reading Deal or No Deal?
Last week George Osborne was announced as the new Editor of the Evening Standard. Osborne accepted a £650,000 part-time role with the investment firm BlackRock. As well as advising the financial giant, Osborne gives after-dinner speeches, chairs the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and is completing a fellowship in America, in addition to being MP for Tatton in Cheshire. Many are saying Osborne should step down as an MP … Continue reading Should UK MPs Work Just as MPs?
The last Scottish Referendum – lost by the SNP – was supposed to be a once-in-a-generation poll. Now Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP Leader and Scottish FM, is talking about a new referendum because the Tory Government is not listening to her or the Scots on Brexit. What should happen next? Continue reading What Next For Scotland?
CSM POLLS The Liberal Democrats are an enigma. They surprised the nation by producing some competent ministers for the coalition government of 2010-2015. The likes of Danny Alexander and David Laws stepped up to the plate and Norman Lamb showed impressive grasp and empathy. Now, under Tim Farron, they have turned into the go-to Brexit protest party and – with 109 Peers in the House … Continue reading Lib Dems: Permanent Bridesmaids?
CSM POLL Because a dog is classified in law as no more than a chattel or possession, UK magistrates’ sentencing guidelines treat stealing a dog the same as stealing an old bike or a lawnmower. Starting with a conditional discharge, a ‘Band B’ fine (about £100) currently results in possibly 20 hours community service (or 18 weeks in prison for a repeat offender). On the … Continue reading What Punishment for Dog Thieves?