Five Questions

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 Meme Competition Winners

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

How Should May Play?

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?

Where’s Your Loyalty, Brits?

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?

Labour: You Pay, Not Us

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

Should UK MPs Work Just as MPs?

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?

Lib Dems: Permanent Bridesmaids?

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?

What Punishment for Dog Thieves?

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?