Solution to a Problem that Didn’t Exist

BY ROGER WATSON To the delight of Guardianistas, the viewing figures for Talk TV have plummeted and they seem to have done so by an order of magnitude from around 400,000 — when it was known as talkRADIO — to around 40,000. While I can confirm the figures for talkRADIO, I have not yet found similarly verified figures for Talk TV. However, regardless of the … Continue reading Solution to a Problem that Didn’t Exist

The Platform Monarchy’s Platinum Jubilee

BY STEWART SLATER In his youth, we are told, Boris Johnson formed a desire to be the “world king”, an ambition which, to be blunt, currently looks a bit of a stretch. Not only does his current popularity suggest that achieving such office is unlikely at the ballot box, but the position is already taken. For if the events of the weekend show anything, they … Continue reading The Platform Monarchy’s Platinum Jubilee

Conservation? Management? What Do These Terms Mean?

BY RON THOMSON After World War II, the League of Nations was dismantled and replaced by a new international organisation which called itself The United Nations (the UN). In 1948, the UN created a sub-division of its responsibilities which it called the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). UNEP’s purpose was to address itself to all matters pertaining to the environment. Dividing its responsibilities, UNEP established … Continue reading Conservation? Management? What Do These Terms Mean?

Patriotism is a Beautiful Thing

BY ALEX STORY Patriotism is a beautiful thing. It is even more so when it is natural and spontaneous. The Jubilee gave most who are free from political motivations the opportunity to bathe shamelessly in the warm and comfortable waters of our rich inheritance. On one level, we celebrated the person of the Queen; on another, the Great British family, of which we are all … Continue reading Patriotism is a Beautiful Thing

A Prayer for Her Majesty

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well and that You have been enjoying the Platinum Jubilee celebrations. God commands us to pray for those in authority over us (1 Timothy 2:1-4). This prayer simply thanks God for the Queen’s example of servant leadership: O Lord, the Way, the Truth, and the Life,we give you thanks for your servant Elizabeth … Continue reading A Prayer for Her Majesty

Has Woke Won?

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Titling her book on the assumption that it has, Joanna Williams delivers a powerful critique against this cultural cancer which has now metastasised itself into every aspect of our lives. It may seem absurd to afford a tabloid buzzword like Woke with any degree of intellectual seriousness, but Williams’ arguments – peppered with persuasive evidence and delivered in a scholarly and detached … Continue reading Has Woke Won?

Activism: A Write-off and Autopsy

BY DUSTIN BROADBERY If Extinction Rebellion is the midlife crisis of activist causes, the war in Ukraine is the crack cocaine of moral high grounds. For those finely attuned to consensual reality, activism is the perfect oasis from which to emulate dissent, while keeping one’s head beneath the parapet. Gone are the old hellraisers on the left stickin’ it to the man. Instead, you have … Continue reading Activism: A Write-off and Autopsy

The Death of Michael Corleone

BY ANDREW MOODY “Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in…” Like almost every obsessive fan of The Godfather (1972) and its extraordinary sequel The Godfather Part II (1974), when I eventually came to watch The Godfather Part Three (1990) I was disappointed. Not only did it not include Robert Duvall as the Corleone family consigliere (director Francis Ford Coppola could … Continue reading The Death of Michael Corleone

Voting with Our Feet

BY EFFIE DEANS It is expected that soon Nicola Sturgeon will announce her latest attempt to have a second independence referendum. Lots will be written about this, but it is not the most important issue facing Scotland. The most important issue is demographics, but almost nothing will be written about that. Alastair Allan SNP MSP for the Western Isles has admitted the importance of demographics. … Continue reading Voting with Our Feet

Packham-Tagging Trolls Face C&Ds

BY CSM STAFF WRITER This morning Cease & Desist warnings were sent to five trolls who have been continually harassing the Editor of Country Squire Magazine, Dominic Wightman. These trolls have also been harassing the two other defendants in the ongoing Chris Packham defamation proceedings which you can learn more about here. The Cease and Desist warnings are hereby published for public notice in the … Continue reading Packham-Tagging Trolls Face C&Ds

The Long March Away from the Institutions

BY PATRICK FAGAN Deep in the darkness of the Amazon rainforest, there is a monster known as the zombie-ant fungus. It is a parasite that infects carpenter ants and controls their behaviour for its own ends: under the fungus’ mind control, the ant leaves the safety of its nest, finds a high, humid spot on the underside of a leaf, and attaches itself there while … Continue reading The Long March Away from the Institutions

Whitehall: The Self-Preserving, Incompetent Master of Us All

THE CITY GRUMP The list goes on. Whether it’s the chaotic NHS, the inflation and interest rate situation, the Afghanistan fiasco or 10 Downing Street partying the pandemic nights away, the guiding force behind these and countless other horrors for at least the last 70 years is Whitehall. You may wish to blame our elected politicians for all and sundry but, for the most part, … Continue reading Whitehall: The Self-Preserving, Incompetent Master of Us All