Where are the Congratulations?

CSM EDITORIAL When 178-year-old Thomas Cook collapsed last month, British holidaymakers were left stranded in more than 50 countries around the world. The company’s sudden shut-down and liquidation did not include a contingency plan for getting travellers home. Enter the British Government and ATOL. ATOL is a financial protection scheme protecting most air package holidays sold by travel businesses that are based in the UK. … Continue reading Where are the Congratulations?

Please, No Poppy Fights in 2019

CSM EDITORIAL Brexiteers have no monopoly on Britishness. On paper Brexiteers are as British as Continuity Remain – they simply lack the same sense of loyalty to the EU that continuity remainers claim to have. The “Britishness” battle that goes on every day on social media is a dumb one – one that is best avoided in the interests of people just getting on. Similarly, … Continue reading Please, No Poppy Fights in 2019

Expect a Boris Bounce

CSM EDITORIAL The Labour Conference was weak fare. A party split by Brexit, feuds between Trotskyites and Blairites and a leader who has been reduced to changing his spectacles every couple of weeks just in case they give him a new look which some might mistake as Prime Ministerial. Every now and again the electable facade slipped – nationalising cutting-edge drug companies (pharmaceuticals are one … Continue reading Expect a Boris Bounce

Tuesday Club Torbay

CSM EDITORIAL Rotherham, Rochdale, Telford, Newcastle – towns now synonymous with rape gangs and child abuse. Each of them tragic stories which only outed when substantial numbers of victims’ testimonies emerged and the authorities took victims’ complaints seriously. Evils were ended by victims’ bravery. Since then we have had “Nick” – Carl Beech’s fake reports of a VIP child abuse scandal – highlighting the fine … Continue reading Tuesday Club Torbay

Circumventing Threats

CSM EDITORIAL The greatest tangible threat to Britain is a Corbyn Government – whether for a few days or many years – as the Corbynites are self-confessed Marxists who want nothing less than a revolution. When Rod Liddle was just starting out as a journalist when Robert Mugabe took power, back in 1980, he asked his predecessor, Ian Smith, how he thought Mugabe would manage … Continue reading Circumventing Threats

While Others Lose their Heads

CSM EDITORIAL So Momentum is calling for hundreds of thousands of people to occupy and blockade our towns and cities, while “peacefully engaging” to restore democracy. Meanwhile the ex-BBC Newsnight journalist Paul Mason is calling for a storming of Downing Street this weekend, as one does. Sir Philip Pullman said in a tweet that he thinks of “rope” and “the nearest lamp-post” when he hears … Continue reading While Others Lose their Heads

McKinstry’s Mauling

CSM EDITORIAL Excusing corpses and those voters forced to vote by imams for fear of a beheading, if there’s anyone left in Britain still thinking of voting for Corbyn’s Labour Party then they need to read Leo McKinstry’s account of working alongside Jeremy Corbyn for a decade in his Islington North constituency. McKinstry spells out the obvious – that “the Labour Party is in the … Continue reading McKinstry’s Mauling

Oil & Water – Corbyn & the Countryside

CSM EDITORIAL Jeremy Corbyn claimed yesterday that the Conservatives are no longer the party of farmers and rural communities, that the Tories’ willingness to take the UK out of the EU without an agreement paves the way for “devastation” of the agricultural sector comparable to Margaret Thatcher’s coal mine closures in the 1980’s. His pitch at the UK countryside appeared to be based on a … Continue reading Oil & Water – Corbyn & the Countryside

Legal Aid for Terror Attack Families

EDITORIAL The Squires are not fond of petitions. Most often – like the petition arranged by Continuity Remain for Britain to stay in the EU – they are abused and skewed. Recently Sir Roger Scruton perhaps chose his words about the Chinese less carefully than he should have but his words on petitions were spot on when he said “tempted by a ‘one-click’ response to … Continue reading Legal Aid for Terror Attack Families