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

UK Needs Voter ID NOW

CSM EDITORIAL Imagine. It’s 2024 and the night of the UK General Election. The result is very close. Opportunistic Labour, after a pact with Sturgeon, are not standing in any of the seats in Scotland. The election result now depends on three constituencies who are having a recount due to an influx of large numbers of postal votes – Tower Hamlets, Peterborough and Kensington. The … Continue reading UK Needs Voter ID NOW

Shouldn’t We All Think Twice?

CSM EDITORIAL Images of dumb Americans posing beside the corpses of lions and other animals they have shot dead on ‘hunting holidays’ appals most people. There’s an overriding sense of a terrible waste of the animal’s life. It’s easy to feel hate towards the killers just as it’s easy to feel hate towards poachers who kill rhinos and elephants – alongside other wildlife – mostly … Continue reading Shouldn’t We All Think Twice?

Seven Post Covid Truths

CSM EDITORIAL Whatever the truth behind and about Covid – conspiracy theories continue to proliferate – there are certain truths that can now be deduced from the first wave outcome: First, Project Fear’s Brexit-caused “economic catastrophe” pales into insignificance. Those continuing whines from the CBI and Sir Richard Branson fall on deaf ears now. It’s as if Covid came along at exactly the key juncture … Continue reading Seven Post Covid Truths

England’s Cyber Nats

CSM EDITORIAL This magazine is proud to publish the writings of Effie Deans. She writes clear and illuminating articles – often to highlight the nonsense going on up north over the border as Sturgeon’s mayoralty gets a tad too big for its wee booties. The downside to publishing Effie’s work is the kickback that the magazine receives from the so-called cybernats. These comprise the SNP … Continue reading England’s Cyber Nats

Anger Grows Against BBC “Poll” Tax

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

Labour at War

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

R.I.P. Janet

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

Cummings

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

Freedom with Responsibility

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