Just Don’t Get It

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN There are certain words and phrases that should stand out as obvious red flags. People who talk in a paranoid fashion about “they” all the time, or warn you to “not use Google and use DuckDuckGo instead”. Those who bring up the “fifth plane” whenever 9/11 is mentioned. Or those whose default position for government spending strategy is “the magic money tree” … Continue reading Just Don’t Get It

Your Country Needs You

CSM EDITORIAL The Squires almost choked on their soldiers during yesterday’s emission of the Today Programme on Radio 4. Could they be hearing right? Was Brexit really going to lead to a sperm shortage? We’d heard it all before from Project Fear … car parts shortages, a massive drop in employment, economy shrinks that made the Wall Street Crash seem like a walk in the … Continue reading Your Country Needs You

Boris is the British Reagan

BY TIM DAWSON “Win one for the Gipper!” supporters of the 40th President would shout, in reference to their hero’s early starring role as George Gipp in the Hollywood biopic of the eponymous college footballer. “Boris! Boris! Boris!” chanted the crowd, as the then Mayor of London celebrated the arrival of the Olympic Torch. They may have been born five decades apart, but the parallels … Continue reading Boris is the British Reagan

Gardiner Miraculously Hits a Nail

BY JAMIE FOSTER There are almost no occasions I can recall openly agreeing with Labour’s Barry Gardiner about anything. If you wait long enough everything happens, eventually. His recent remarks to a think tank that Sinn Fein and the Irish Government are playing up fears of the effect of Brexit on the question of the Irish border and the Good Friday Agreement are spot on. … Continue reading Gardiner Miraculously Hits a Nail

Rewilding – The Question People Are Not Asking

BY LINUS WOODS There are those days that life deals you a curve ball and you just do not know how to respond. You are simply struck square between the eyes and remain there, frozen in disbelief as to what has just happened. Thanks to social media, this is a pretty common occurrence for many of us. Apparently, conservation (the conservation that has kept the … Continue reading Rewilding – The Question People Are Not Asking