Pity Those Decent Kippers

BY JAMES WILLIAMS When Gerard Batten took over as the leader of the UK Independence Party in February 2018, the party was facing bankruptcy and there was a serious chance of it collapsing. Henry Bolton had reduced the party to a laughingstock after a succession of 6-month leaders. Donors, who had been keen to assist when Farage was at the helm, were no longer interested … Continue reading Pity Those Decent Kippers

Field Interception Merits Praise

CSM EDITORIAL The Tory MP and Minister Mark Field has referred himself to the Cabinet Office for them to examine whether there was a breach of the ministerial code when he intercepted and manhandled a Greenpeace activist at last night’s Mansion House speech. But the only person who should be under investigation after last night’s Greenpeace invasion should be the Head of Security for the … Continue reading Field Interception Merits Praise

In Defence of Toxic Masculinity

BY FRANK HAVILAND If you’re the proud owner of a penis you’ll be no stranger to vilification. Male babies who stoically refuse to cry are quite rightly welcomed into the world by a good slap from the head nurse; a salutary life lesson for things to come. Ask anyone and they’ll tell you: men are useless. They can’t iron, can’t ask for directions, can’t cook, … Continue reading In Defence of Toxic Masculinity

Braggadocio

BY JAMIE FOSTER Brexit followers will know the story by now: Last week the Speaker John Bercow used his office to change parliamentary procedure to advantage anti-Brexit MPs who are trying to stop Brexit. He refused to follow precedence when dealing with a government bill that government business managers had marked ‘forthwith’ meaning it was not amenable to amendment. He allowed a vote on an … Continue reading Braggadocio

Project Fear Bingo

CSM EDITORIAL Welcome back, Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine. No doubt You had a Merry Christmas and enjoyed a break from Brexit, nightmares about Corbyn gulags and the nonsense of identity politics. Christmas waves a magic wand over this part of the world, and behold, everything seems calmer and more doable. It took the BBC a while to get going after Christmas with its … Continue reading Project Fear Bingo

A Prayer for Persecuted Christians

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, this Sunday I wish You all well and trust that You and loved ones are healthy and happy. This week I would like to focus on persecuted Christians around the world. A growing number of people it seems, as many countries fail to prevent harm coming to those of the Christian faith. For the 16th year in a … Continue reading A Prayer for Persecuted Christians

The Myth of White Privilege

BY ANDREW MOODY Whilst educated to a middle-class standard, by the time my 21st birthday arrived (spent alone inside a cell in a psychiatric ward) I was living off mental health benefits and completely written off work. I lived in temporary accommodation in Vauxhall in SW London at the tail end of a decade of hard drug abuse (purchased off primarily blacks or ex-convict whites) … Continue reading The Myth of White Privilege