May’s Darkest Hour

CSM EDITORIAL There is a scene in Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour when the brilliant Gary Oldman as Churchill rides on a London tube. At the time Churchill is wondering whether to allow peace negotiations with the Nazis – between Mussolini and a team set up by Lord Halifax. Churchill asks members of the British Public whether they should enter the peace negotiations. All on the … Continue reading May’s Darkest Hour

Project Fear Bingo

CSM EDITORIAL Welcome back, Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine. No doubt You had a Merry Christmas and enjoyed a break from Brexit, nightmares about Corbyn gulags and the nonsense of identity politics. Christmas waves a magic wand over this part of the world, and behold, everything seems calmer and more doable. It took the BBC a while to get going after Christmas with its … Continue reading Project Fear Bingo

Throw Away the Key

CSM EDITORIAL The questions surrounding the smirking terrorist and liar Ashraf Mahmud Islam are not moral ones, but legal ones, explains ITV News Security Editor Rohit Kachroo. Ashraf Mahmud Islam has been imprisoned in northern Syria since January. Ashraf has been held by Kurdish YPG forces yet his Kurdish captors are unwilling to continue to house him and his fellow captives or put them on trial. They want … Continue reading Throw Away the Key

The King Wanted to Fish

CSM EDITORIAL Yesterday’s outburst by Dominic Grieve on the radio was embarrassing – for him and the Conservative Party. That someone of such low rank should attack the recently-resigned foreign secretary, Boris Johnson, and in such a public way, was both petty and puerile. Grieve threatening to resign gives us all hope and puts wind in Johnson’s sails. Perhaps Grieve can be joined by Anna … Continue reading The King Wanted to Fish

It’s Sex Not Gender

CSM EDITORIAL Every now and again a public consultation appears that everyone ought to be made aware of. Anyone with a family, especially one with girls or young boys, this impacts you. The UK Government’s consultation into updating the 2004 Gender Recognition Act is now in full swing and shall come to a close this coming October. For most of us this may seem a trifling … Continue reading It’s Sex Not Gender