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
CSM EDITORIAL n the wake of the Conservatives’ electoral triumph there are a couple of flies in the ointment. One is the alleged Islamophobia problem that the Conservative Party is accused of; the other is the rumour – that will not die – of unwanted infiltrators joining the party from groups like Britain First. Both issues should be addressed as they are molehills which opponents … Continue reading Revoke the Neanderthals
CSM EDITORIAL The idea that the Government investing in R&D – in technology to reduce carbon or in new pharma – will cure the ills of divided Britain is nonsense. There are only three areas in the UK which contribute to Government more than they receive – London, the South East and the East – and to bring the others up to speed by Government-assisted … Continue reading Colouring in the Gaps
CSM EDITORIAL Of course the NHS is important, as is the economy which helps fund it. ABL – anyone but Labour in charge of the economy should be capable of ensuring that both stay alive and, as Brexit uncertainty dies down, the business people of Britain stand ready to do what they do best, hopefully assisted by some tax cuts which can draw in foreign … Continue reading The Brexit Election
CSM EDITORIAL So the soon-to-be-retired inebriate Jean-Claude Juncker has now declared the Brexit process “a waste of time, and a waste of energy.” That’s awfully rich. This after three years of entrenched EU intransigence and obstructionism, insisting on a punitive withdrawal agreement intended to make the UK an example lest any other state consider throwing off the yoke of subjugation. After three years of pervasive … Continue reading In the Name of God, Go!
CSM EDITORIAL When 178-year-old Thomas Cook collapsed last month, British holidaymakers were left stranded in more than 50 countries around the world. The company’s sudden shut-down and liquidation did not include a contingency plan for getting travellers home. Enter the British Government and ATOL. ATOL is a financial protection scheme protecting most air package holidays sold by travel businesses that are based in the UK. … Continue reading Where are the Congratulations?
CSM EDITORIAL Brexiteers have no monopoly on Britishness. On paper Brexiteers are as British as Continuity Remain – they simply lack the same sense of loyalty to the EU that continuity remainers claim to have. The “Britishness” battle that goes on every day on social media is a dumb one – one that is best avoided in the interests of people just getting on. Similarly, … Continue reading Please, No Poppy Fights in 2019
CSM EDITORIAL The Labour Conference was weak fare. A party split by Brexit, feuds between Trotskyites and Blairites and a leader who has been reduced to changing his spectacles every couple of weeks just in case they give him a new look which some might mistake as Prime Ministerial. Every now and again the electable facade slipped – nationalising cutting-edge drug companies (pharmaceuticals are one … Continue reading Expect a Boris Bounce
CSM EDITORIAL Rotherham, Rochdale, Telford, Newcastle – towns now synonymous with rape gangs and child abuse. Each of them tragic stories which only outed when substantial numbers of victims’ testimonies emerged and the authorities took victims’ complaints seriously. Evils were ended by victims’ bravery. Since then we have had “Nick” – Carl Beech’s fake reports of a VIP child abuse scandal – highlighting the fine … Continue reading Tuesday Club Torbay