CSM EDITORIAL Business people who today count the cost of the Coronavirus on their businesses – some are coming to terms with laying off loyal staff and some business owners face bankruptcy – sigh deeply when they pay off their monthly bills. The payments for rates and council tax are always way more than they should be – if only councils were run with the … Continue reading Anger Grows Against BBC “Poll” Tax
CSM EDITORIAL The sacking of Rebecca Long-Bailey yesterday marked the opening shot in a war against Labour’s anti Semitic Hard Left. Keir Starmer as the new Labour leader looked to have made a serene start – without the Commons crowd against him at PMQ’s and with some useful questions against the Government’s Covid policies. That serenity is now over. So entrenched are the Corbynites right … Continue reading Labour at War
CSM EDITORIAL The Squires are sad to report the death of our esteemed colleague Janet Girsman who, after a long fight against cancer, died at the Princess Alice Hospice in Esher last week. From her obituary: Janet Girsman was a freelance journalist, providing stories and leads for national newspapers including The Times, the Mail, the Guardian and Country Squire Magazine. She worked until a few … Continue reading R.I.P. Janet
CSM EDITORIAL Christmas last year was rotten for the Big state pro-EU crowd, especially for those MSM activist-journalists and other partisans caught up in the Westminster bubble. The General Election result was a recurring nightmare in the week leading up to Christmas night for the Soubrys and Campbells. So, having Dominic Cummings snookered just five months later seemed like Christmas was here again – this … Continue reading Cummings
CSM EDITORIAL A pandemic such as Covid 19 does not actually threaten our political freedoms. Political freedom is often associated with liberty and autonomy and with having rights and the civil liberties with which to exercise them without undue interference by the state. Freedom is balanced by moral responsibility and, in the case of Covid, it is our moral responsibility to not kill others by, … Continue reading Freedom with Responsibility
CSM EDITORIAL When this plague is over – presuming there is a return to normality at some point in the near future – it shall be interesting to see how the Labour Party goes about its business. The introduction of Sir Keir Starmer as Labour Leader has been positive not just for Labour but for the whole country. Governments need something of an opposition just … Continue reading The End of Pies?
CSM EDITORIAL The gossip spreading around the internet about China since the Coronavirus outbreak hitting the West should be enough to make the Chinese Communist Party take stock. Some of the chatter associated with the virus has been nonsense – on a par with the 5G rubbish emanating from Ickeians and Gab wingnuts. Increasingly China is seen to have hatched the virus in a lab … Continue reading Zero Sum
CSM EDITORIAL The Covid-19 crisis has now gone global. Of course there will be those who exploit the chaos and today there are reports of bogus companies selling non-existent products like masks and sanitisers. These entities tend to be set up by criminals in West Africa who have set up hundreds of these scam websites in the last month, targeting businesses, hospitals and care homes … Continue reading Fake News & Fake Cures
CSM EDITORIAL What a strange world we live in! Who would have thought that we’d be laid low by a flu-like virus in 2020? These are extraordinary times and – although some think there has been an overreaction – we need now to look out for each other to get through this tunnel and into the light. Those who wondered how the country might unite … Continue reading Unity at Last?
CSM EDITORIAL Excusing his error of judgement on the Sikh soldier (yup, Lefties, human beings are permitted to err), Laurence Fox is just the vehicle that Common Sense has been desperately seeking for years. Not only has Lozza shown the West how to blow away the hangover from the failed freedom-grabbing experiment of political correctness, in one foul swoop he has lanced the festering boil … Continue reading Run With The Fox
BY THE EDITOR Dear All, This is a big year for our magazine as we venture towards a physical version. In the meantime I have had my arm held in a Chinese Burn by younger members of the Country Squire Magazine team to do something about making our magazine’s Twitter presence more “sticky”. (I had not heard this use of the epithet before either – … Continue reading CSM Dog of the Week
CSM EDITORIAL It would appear that Lord Dubs – at one time universally respected – has lost his sense of circumspection of late. Once a child refugee himself, the peer – an 87 year-old beneficiary of the Kindertransport – seems intent on forcing an endless succession of child refugees on Britain against the will of the public. This comes after Dubs’ outspoken support – an … Continue reading Dubs is Out of Touch