Lord Geidt’s Peculiar Wikipedia Entry

CSM EDITORIAL Last Wednesday night Boris Johnson’s ethics adviser, Lord Geidt, dramatically quit after conceding the Prime Minister may have broken the ministerial code over the Partygate scandal. In a statement released at the time, Geidt said: “With regret, I feel that it is right that I am resigning from my post as independent adviser on ministers’ interests.” Since his resignation Lord Geidt has been … Continue reading Lord Geidt’s Peculiar Wikipedia Entry

Lesser of Two Evils

CSM EDITORIAL The lesser of two evils principle is well known. The maxim existed already in Platonean philosophy. In Nicomachean Ethics, Aristotle states: “For the lesser evil can be seen in comparison with the greater evil as a good, since this lesser evil is preferable to the greater one, and whatever preferable is good”. The modern formulation of the principle was popularised by Thomas à … Continue reading Lesser of Two Evils

If Boris Goes, Labour Goes

CSM EDITORIAL The recent tweet by Lord Adonis that ‘if Boris goes, Brexit goes’ should merely remind so-called red wall voters that ‘when Boris goes and anyone half competent takes his place, Labour goes’. Remoaning caricatures like Adonis only play to their lounge – an echo chamber of increasing electoral irrelevance. He and the Gina Millers will be looked back on like the anti German … Continue reading If Boris Goes, Labour Goes

It’s Official: Packham’s Wildheart Charity Lied about ‘Rescuing’ Tigers

CSM EDITORIAL Now it’s there in black and white for the whole world to see. The BBC’s Chris Packham lied in crowdfunders about his girlfriend’s Isle of Wight zoo charity The Wildheart Trust (now renamed the Wildheart Sanctuary) rescuing tigers. This magazine exposed the Truth in the following articles: Packham’s Paper Tigers Heat Turns up on Chris Packham Fundraising Regulator Probes Wildheart Damning Video Footage … Continue reading It’s Official: Packham’s Wildheart Charity Lied about ‘Rescuing’ Tigers

Fundraising Regulator Put to the Test

CSM EDITORIAL Belated congratulations to Nadine Dorries – Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport – who has had to fight more than most MPs to get into Cabinet. As those closely associated with this magazine know all too well, Nadine has had to suffer constant abuse for over a decade from left wing stalkers – some of the abuse has been beyond … Continue reading Fundraising Regulator Put to the Test

Playing the Mental Health Card

CSM EDITORIAL There is an individual who has been pestering high profile women for over a decade. From the comfort of his bedroom he searches each and every listing about them online. He questions those close to his victims. He follows victims on social media using aliases. He is highly organised and what the police call a ‘professional troll’, although he is yet to distinguish … Continue reading Playing the Mental Health Card

Cleaning the Augean Stable

CSM EDITORIAL BBC Director General Tim Davie’s squirming in front of a committee of MPs a couple of days ago was embarrassing to watch. Reminiscent of a schoolboy making up ridiculous excuses for not doing his prep rather than just admitting to the truth and acting contritely. Davie’s excuse for the organisation’s fading impartiality was flimsy to say the least:   “I think the culture … Continue reading Cleaning the Augean Stable

Time to End Farm Trespass

CSM EDITORIAL Make trespass on British Farms a criminal offence! Protect British farmers from trespass, including by animal rights protestors, who are entering private property without permission. Protect livestock from unnecessary stress caused by people trespassing on private property without permission. Many people, including animal rights protestors are entering farms without permission. This is an invasion of privacy, it is a health and safety risk, … Continue reading Time to End Farm Trespass

Statement & Questions for Packham

The Editor of Country Squire Magazine has made the following statement on Chris Packham and the Wildheart Trust (now known as the Wildheart Animal Sanctuary): Text of the Statement Follows: Good Afternoon, I have a statement to make. My name is Dominic Wightman. I am the Editor of Country Squire Magazine. Along with colleagues I have been threatened with legal action for defamation by Chris … Continue reading Statement & Questions for Packham

Call In a Super Cleaner

CSM EDITORIAL There are plenty of positives out there for the Tories which are currently being drowned out by the Dominic Cummings interventions and dying Labour’s daily chant of sleaze. The Prime Minister’s popularity ratings, the vaccine roll-out, EU infighting, trade deals getting signed left right and centre, the hits being taken by the SNP and Sir Keir Starmer’s all-round uselessness as Labour leader – … Continue reading Call In a Super Cleaner

Packham Targets CSM Editor

CSM EDITORIAL Yesterday afternoon, the Editor of this magazine received a legal threat via BBC ‘Wildlife Personality’ Chris Packham’s lawyers, Leigh Day, in relation to what Packham is claiming to be defamatory material contained in these four Country Squire Magazine articles: Packham’s Paper Tigers Heat Turns up on Chris Packham Fundraising Regulator Probes Wildheart Damning Video Footage Nails Packham The four articles are well worth … Continue reading Packham Targets CSM Editor

Regina V King Mismatch

CSM EDITORIAL It seems surprising given all the coverage of Meghan Markle’s bullying and her interview with American TV Host Oprah Winfrey that not more questions are being asked about those who fixed Markle up with Harry in the first place, and why their relationship is now being weaponized by them. What involvement did former US President Barack Obama have? Was the suggestion of the … Continue reading Regina V King Mismatch

BBC Partisanship – The Smoking Gun

CSM EDITORIAL Not many of you, Dear Readers, likely care much for circuses. Circuses have become unfashionable. Public opinion tends to go along the lines of: “creatures are better off in their own habitats rather than locked away in zoos or made to perform in circuses.” However – whatever you think of them – circuses are a useful historical example for where the BBC has … Continue reading BBC Partisanship – The Smoking Gun

An Interesting Year

THE EDITOR The fourth year of our burgeoning Country Squire Magazine has seen some interesting moments. Not least amongst them, the time when the Deputy Editor’s bald pate became the much-discussed subject of conversation across Libyan Twitter: Unquestionably Covid has been the dominant story of 2020 and so we’ve tried our very best to avoid it. Principally because the magazine has no virologists in its … Continue reading An Interesting Year

BBC Should Now Suspend Packham

CSM EDITORIAL Today’s coverage in the Daily Mail about the BBC wildlife presenter Chris Packham comes at a time when the Fundraising Regulator are already investigating whether the terminology in Packham’s fundraising, along with the fundraising strategy of his girlfriend’s Isle of Wight zoo (run by the Wildheart Trust of which Packham is a trustee), have been fit and proper. As the Mail article and … Continue reading BBC Should Now Suspend Packham