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

Clintons Dump on Haiti: Part 2

BY MIKE SULLIVAN For Part 1 please go here. Homes under contract were never built. An Industrial Park was never built. 800 million went for a hospital never built. Fruits, vegetables and grain from local farmers spoiled in bins before being distributed to the people. In one deal after another, the Clintons enriched their donors in pay to play deals involving the installation of a … Continue reading Clintons Dump on Haiti: Part 2

Clintons Dump On Haiti: Part 1

BY MIKE SULLIVAN As a freelance writer from Bangkok, I travelled to Haiti on a dark day in May of 2016, six years after the earthquake. I agreed to meet Haitian activist and lawyer Jameson Henry at the Royal Oasis Hotel in Port-au-Prince. I usually don’t travel half way around the world on a lark. Why couldn’t we conduct business over the phone? I asked … Continue reading Clintons Dump On Haiti: Part 1