BY JOHN ISMAEL A YouGov poll for The Times put Labour eight points ahead of the Conservatives back in the first week of July. A week is a long time in politics but a month is at least four times longer. According to a BMG Research poll conducted between the 7th and 11th August, the Conservatives are on 42 per cent while Labour has plunged … Continue reading Pied Piper’s Pipe Piping Piffle?
BY BEN EAGLE On the 18th July this year 33-year-old Devon farmer Todd Riggs was killed in a farm accident. He had been trapped under a trailer and despite the efforts of the emergency services Mr Riggs lost his life. Unfortunately this case is far from unique. Agriculture tops the charts when it comes to the rate of people fatally injured as a result of … Continue reading How Many More Must Die?
In response to the now notorious “Get Stuffed Eire” opinion piece written by Jim Browne, the Editor promised the best Right to Reply should be published. Thanks go to Grainne Kelly whose response was 1) eloquent 2) polite 3) erudite and therefore 4) publishable. We thank you for all your replies, however crass and offensive (an interesting word, offensive). Here is Grianne’s right to reply in … Continue reading Right to Reply: Get Stuffed Eire
VICAR Dear Country Squire Magazine Readers, have a splendid Sunday. To those of You who are farmers, I know full well that You will be worrying about the weather. This mix of sunshine and rain can be a blessing to some and it can also be seen by others as a burden. Let its combination result in a fine harvest for You and Your family. … Continue reading Prayer For A Bountiful Harvest
Dear Readers, I am writing this open letter to you all having sat for twenty four hours or so through the hundreds of right-to-replies the Editor of Country Squire Magazine insisted upon me reading. I would like to thank all those who took the time to go out of their way to correct me, who argued with me and even those who chose to cut … Continue reading An Open Letter of Apology & Thanks
CSM EDITORIAL It may come as a shocking surprise to our new found friends – the outrage warriors – but Country Squire Magazine is not advertising-driven and was never intended to be. That may come as a cruel blow to those twitterati who have spent their summer Saturday writing off to the various “advertisers” who have their banners splashed across the Country Squire Magazine website. … Continue reading Outrage Merchants Hit CSM
BY JON ALEXANDER “Right, that’s it”, I said back in March of this year, “I can’t be bothered with dating apps, I’m going to delete the last one.” That was my Gaydar account. One that I had operated since I was 19 – back in Devon when I was growing up it was a vital tool, not just for dating but for socialising as well. … Continue reading Racist Dating
BY DEBORAH JANE NICHOLAS My horse does load and travel quite well. But if we were to stop and pass a trained eye over the entire event from start to finish the process is far from a comfortable experience for my horse. This has not proved overly-problematic in the past as I have always relied on specific tactics in the event my horse decides not … Continue reading Loading Horses
BY BEN PENSANT There are few institutions more infuriatingly disappointing than the BBC. On paper the Beeb should be cherished by progressives everywhere: state-owned, publicly funded, impeccably PC and overwhelmingly staffed by the kind of people who suffer recurring nightmares about post-Brexit hate crime and Islington kale droughts. Yet it can’t help but let itself down with its rampant anti-Corbynism, regularly smearing and disrespecting the … Continue reading BBC3 is Marvellous