Labour Calls Farmers Irrelevant

BY CSM EDITORIAL On June 13th Emma Bean wrote a piece on LabourList (the equivalent of Conservative Home) suggesting that the Labour Party should focus its efforts on Scotland, on Jewish Britain and on the Countryside, where it performed weakly at the General Election on the 8th. Let us put Ruth Davidson and Labour Antisemitism aside for one moment. Regards the Countryside, this is what … Continue reading Labour Calls Farmers Irrelevant

Labour Still So Vulnerable

CSM EDITORIAL The day after the General Election, Country Squire Magazine produced an editorial which suggested that Theresa May should step down. That her authority was shot. Some Readers of the magazine complained and others agreed. We stick by that assumption however we’d now like to add one proviso. It is now clear that Labour (let’s call it Momentum, as Corbyn’s party is no longer … Continue reading Labour Still So Vulnerable

A Letter to Uncle Donald

Dear President Trump, One of the mightiest predecessors in your esteemed office – Ronald Reagan – warned on the eighth of March 1983, “let us be aware that while they [the Soviet leadership] preach the supremacy of the state, declare its omnipotence over individual man, and predict its eventual domination of all peoples on the earth, they are the focus of evil in the modern … Continue reading A Letter to Uncle Donald

SNP: Temporary, Brittle & Divided

CSM EDITORIAL  The big problem that UKIP have this general election is Brexit. The UK Independence Party seems as sensible a name after Article 50 as advertising Christmas bargains in January. No wonder that Paul Nuttall is struggling to hold his party together. No wonder they have been through torrid leadership elections since the EU Referendum. Little wonder that Nigel Farage is staying well clear … Continue reading SNP: Temporary, Brittle & Divided

Tory Voters No Longer Shy

CSM EDITORIAL In 2015, polls just before the General Election were pointing to another hung parliament. There was a fear on the morning of the 7th of May that Ed Miliband might be able to somehow form a dreadful coalition government with Nicola Sturgeon. Slightly better, a Clegg-Cameron pact seemed a possibility also – a Tory majority seemed so distant that Lord Ashdown threatened to … Continue reading Tory Voters No Longer Shy

Mr F is Temporarily Unwell

BY DOM WIGHTMAN Jamie Foster is a much-loved gentleman. A friend of thousands on Twitter, an author and wit, a country solicitor, a founder writer for this magazine, a family man and the first person who comes into one’s head when you hear mentioned those two words, red and trousers. The same Jamie Foster who, after the Country Squire Magazine Christmas Party this year, recited … Continue reading Mr F is Temporarily Unwell

The SNP, Hitler & the IRA

CSM EDITORIAL Any damage that the Conservative Party or the Liberal Democrats can do to the awful SNP in Scotland will be most welcome. There are several seats which could change hands in Scotland at the upcoming General Election, including the seat of Moray held by Angus Robertson, the SNP deputy leader. If, as polls currently predict, the SNP loses nine seats then Nicola Sturgeon’s … Continue reading The SNP, Hitler & the IRA

The EU Flip-Floppers

CSM EDITORIAL The upcoming General Election’s top issue is unquestionably Brexit, followed closely by a forensic examination of Jeremy Corbyn’s character. Corbyn seems out of his depth. Meanwhile his party’s views on Brexit are flip-flopping between Remain & Leave, between a second referendum and no second referendum, and there’s a lack of coherence about whether Britain should pay any kind of EU exit bill. Theresa … Continue reading The EU Flip-Floppers

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CSM EDITORIAL Country Squire Magazine has been in existence for almost six months now. In that time, we have attracted a large audience and a collection of regular users beyond our most optimistic dreams. As we look at our millionth user soon visiting the magazine, we thank You, Our Loyal Readers, for Your continued interest and support. As a consequence of increased traffic, we have … Continue reading Comments on Country Squire