More Idiocy from Torbay

BY NICK PEARCE For a year now, from afar, Country Squire Magazine has been following the travails of the inhabitants of Torbay as they have faced up to their corrupt and incompetent council. In particular, the magazine has pointed out the council’s continuing disdain for the very sensible Neighbourhood Plan which locals have signed up to – aiming to protect some stunningly beautiful parts of England’s green … Continue reading More Idiocy from Torbay

Schroders Caught Up in L&G Mess

CSM Legal & General’s charm offensive to its shareholders didn’t go unnoticed by the Squires yesterday morning. After a piece on the Today Programme describing how L&G would from now on only invest in sound companies and avoid any which were badly affecting our climate and environment, articles appeared across the Web like this one outlining L&G’s new approach. Companies that ignore environmental issues, planning … Continue reading Schroders Caught Up in L&G Mess

L&G Denials Exposed

On January 10th this year Country Squire Magazine published an Open Letter to Legal & General asking them why they were risking the L&G brand in a proposed care village development in the Devon countryside at Sladnor Park, which will destroy the environment there and put unnecessary pressure on the local community’s services and infrastructure. The area in Torbay affected is full of L&G customers … Continue reading L&G Denials Exposed

The Innocence of Mary Chipperfield

BY NIGEL BEAN (& PAUL READ) Imagine you’re a famous animal trainer from a world-famous circus dynasty stretching back 300 years. Now imagine your mother is in critical condition in hospital and your close friend, confidante and the person you could rely on most to look after your beloved animals is dying of cancer.  To compound matters, your daughter is having problems of her own … Continue reading The Innocence of Mary Chipperfield

Animal Rights Criminality Part I

BY NIGEL BEAN (& PAUL READ) I have a special favour to ask of you discerning Country Squire readers. I would like you to put to one side any preconceived ideas you might have and read what really happened to the circuses in the U.K. This detail I shall spread across two articles – the first contains information the Labour Government under Tony Blair hoped … Continue reading Animal Rights Criminality Part I

The Real Fake News Altering Our Laws

BY NIGEL BEAN Newspapers breathed a sigh of relief after the fake news announcement suggesting the biggest problem to UK democracy is those damn Russians and their manipulation of social media outlets. Well no it’s not. The biggest problem for UK democracy is the acquisition of local newspaper titles by Newsquest and the left-wing Trinity Mirror group. Ever since a survey in 2013 found people … Continue reading The Real Fake News Altering Our Laws

Torbay Update

CSM EDITORIAL Despite protests from certain Torbay council officers, councillors and, notably, employees of the planning department, the Country Squire Magazine Torbay investigation continues apace. Still, the evidence continues to accumulate, and we are grateful to Torbay residents and those formerly employed or elected to the council for the accumulation. We are glad to see that the council has taken some remedial action, at least … Continue reading Torbay Update

Torbay Councillor Apologises

CSM EDITORIAL It’s not often that a politician apologises, so we thought we should highlight a moment when a politician did. Following on from our editorial on the 11th April, Behaviour Unbefitting, covering a Torbay councillor’s rude and dismissive chat with voters on a Torbay Facebook Forum, the councillor has apologised. Here below is the redacted letter with its embedded apology. We shall continue to … Continue reading Torbay Councillor Apologises

The Online Poetry Bloodbath

BY TREVOR BEAUFORT The Internet has brought poets from across the globe together via online forums and poetry chatrooms to create something of a renaissance in poetry in the Western World. There are tens of thousands of these poets and poetesses. These include many retiree wordsmiths with Twitter and blog followings who, before the Worldwide Web was born, might have sat in their homes suffering … Continue reading The Online Poetry Bloodbath