More Weeblemen Required

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The Hamas-Israel war has created a febrile atmosphere in Britain, at least on social media. The usual suspects on both sides are there for all to see. On the one side, the extremist Islamists – al–Muhajiroun types marching with Caabu and Hizb ut Tahrir numbnuts supported by weird, anti-Semitic allies like Nick Griffin and those Queer for Palestine wannabe building divers. On … Continue reading More Weeblemen Required

Raptor Agitprop, Wader Persecution

BY BERT BURNETT Dear Editor, Something is fundamentally wrong in ‘conservation’ circles. We have seen huge increases in raptor populations over the last half a century, some species the highest ever recorded. Kites, buzzards, goshawks and sparrowhawks are all on the rise. We have raptor lobbyists claiming eagles are in trouble through persecution when in fact their numbers have apparently risen by approximately 35-40 pair … Continue reading Raptor Agitprop, Wader Persecution

Does Scotland Need More Migrants?

BY EFFIE DEANS The Scottish Government in its latest independence white paper expresses concern that Scotland’s population is aging and the birth rate is declining. It argues that migration is the sole driver of population growth and would like migration to increase. It therefore sets out various new visa schemes that an independent Scotland might adopt, would make it easier for asylum seekers and add … Continue reading Does Scotland Need More Migrants?

Recovering Rochdale

CSM EDITORIAL Rochdale was a once a very proud town. It became a centre of the North’s woollen trade. By the early 18th century it was described as being remarkable for its many wealthy merchants. In the 19th century it became a mill town and centre for textile manufacture and was a leading town in the Industrial Revolution. The aristocrat and poet George Gordon Byron was Lord Byron of Rochdale. However, mention … Continue reading Recovering Rochdale

The Benefits of Being Boring

BY FRANK HAVILAND One of the joys of editing a small magazine is the unexpected perks it brings. It’s far easier, for instance, to make contacts and secure requests for interviews as Editor of The New Conservative, than it is as a mere mortal. However, undoubtedly my favourite benefit is the endless line of scams one is subjected to via email.  I imagine anyone sane would … Continue reading The Benefits of Being Boring

Yousaf, Jack & Chinese Emperor Gaozong of Qing

BY HAMISH GOBSON In 1910 the future President of the SNP wrote to a suffragette campaigning for women’s rights—an objective he strongly supported—saying: “Women should not forget that a ‘cause’ is the means whereby a politician is put into the position of being able to plunder the nation.” In 1936, when already President, he told a journalist that “politics is a matter of rich men … Continue reading Yousaf, Jack & Chinese Emperor Gaozong of Qing

Common Cause

BY JOHN MUSGRAVE This weekend, black clad supporters of Islamist violence will clog the streets of a thousand cities. Shouting “Hamas, Hamas, Jews, to the gas” and “Palestine will be free from the river to the sea” their aims are quite clear: Destroy the Land of Israel and kill the Jews. These emissaries of the dark side march on unopposed, trampling faith and reason beneath … Continue reading Common Cause

Genocide or Just War?

BY JONATHAN LEVITT The word ‘genocide’ is loaded with emotional and political impact and needs to be used very carefully. The dictionary gives: ‘The deliberate killing of a large number of people from a particular nation or ethnic group with the aim of destroying that nation or group.’ Which, of course, does not define ‘large’ and does not determine what is ‘deliberate’ and what is not. I would say … Continue reading Genocide or Just War?

Keir the Feeble

BY EFFIE DEANS I was horrified by Jeremy Corbyn in a way that I wasn’t horrified by any previous Labour leader. I might have disagreed with previous leaders, but they were within the mainstream of British politics. Corbyn was not. He was an extremist who supported terrorists and quite frankly hated Britain. The one thing that has worried me since 2019 is that every single … Continue reading Keir the Feeble


BY CSM STAFF WRITER 1) Guess who invited two IRA members to parliament two weeks after the Brighton bombing? 2) Attended Bloody Sunday commemoration with bomber Brendan McKenna. 3) Attended meeting with Provisional IRA member Raymond McCartney. 4) Hosted IRA linked Mitchell McLaughlin in parliament. 5) Spoke alongside IRA terrorist Martina Anderson. 6) Attended Sinn Fein dinner with IRA bomber Gerry Kelly. 7) Chaired Irish … Continue reading #itwasascam

Mistakes Were Made

BY STEWART SLATER Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg is no longer a name to conjure with. But, had history worked out just slightly differently, its bearer would bestride the world if not like a colossus, then almost certainly as the German Chancellor. For, at the turn of the last decade, Karl-Theodor was the coming man – German Defence minister, Focus magazine’s “Man of the Year” for 2010 … Continue reading Mistakes Were Made

A Prayer for Sunday Morning

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, I trust that You are well this Sunday morning. Winter is coming, as the clocks went backwards one hour at 2am this morning. This gave us an extra hour in bed as we prepare for the colder months when the sun sets earlier and days get significantly shorter. The clocks won’t go forward again until Sunday 31st March 2024. … Continue reading A Prayer for Sunday Morning

Hamas & the Hunt Sabs

CSM EDITORIAL There was a time, in the bad old days of ALF, when animal rights terrorists were considered the second greatest terror threat to the UK behind the IRA. While various Islamist groups have overtaken them now, animal rights terrorism still abounds, carried out by a small but active crew of extremist cadres who still resort to violence to pursue their political aims. The … Continue reading Hamas & the Hunt Sabs


BY GARY MCGHEE At 2 am on the 8th September 1959 a baby boy was born in Stoke Newington Jewish maternity hospital. The mother was a working-class gentile from London of Irish extraction. Having a child out of wedlock at a time when illegitimacy was much frowned upon and abortion was outlawed in her milieu, a Catch 22 if ever there was one, meant that … Continue reading Shalom

Inverting the Battlelines

BY STEWART SLATER Most battles in the Ancient World follow the same pattern. One side starts with the high ground and, about half way through, finds itself on the low ground. The reason for this is surprisingly simple – most people are right-handed. They hold their sword in their right hands, and their shield in the left. By taking a step to the right, therefore, … Continue reading Inverting the Battlelines