The MD Nalapat Interview

Madhav Das Nalapat (born 1950) aka M D Nalapat is India’s first Professor of Geopolitics and the UNESCO Peace Chair at Manipal University, where he is Vice-Chair of Manipal Advanced Research Group and Director of the Department of Geopolitics & International Relations. A journalist and a former Editor of The Times of India and of Mathrubhumi, he is currently the Editorial Director of ITV Network … Continue reading The MD Nalapat Interview

Packham Targets CSM Editor

CSM EDITORIAL Yesterday afternoon, the Editor of this magazine received a legal threat via BBC ‘Wildlife Personality’ Chris Packham’s lawyers, Leigh Day, in relation to what Packham is claiming to be defamatory material contained in these four Country Squire Magazine articles: Packham’s Paper Tigers Heat Turns up on Chris Packham Fundraising Regulator Probes Wildheart Damning Video Footage Nails Packham The four articles are well worth … Continue reading Packham Targets CSM Editor

Render Unto Caesar

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN The advantage of church closures this year during lockdowns has been the emergence of Masses and other church services online. “How can virtual services be a positive?” I hear you traditionalists and conservatives chuntering. Well, first up, you can be as rude as you like about a priest’s sermon real-time, without having to put up with the death stares from the blue … Continue reading Render Unto Caesar

The Centrist Provocateur

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE It is one of life’s great mysteries: how much of the BBC’s anti-Britishness is due to Marxist subversion and how much is merely the perfunctory prattishness of liberals? Probably it is more of the latter but with enough of the former to ensure that incidents like the recent Proms controversy will continue to rile the average TV licence payer. Despite their latest … Continue reading The Centrist Provocateur

The Blindness of Zealots

BY JAMES BARRINGTON Asking what methods of wildlife management anti-hunting or anti-shooting groups actually support, as opposed to the activities they are keen to condemn, should always be part of any debate surrounding field sports. The usual response is either a deafening silence or an idealistic ‘leave it all to nature’. Practical examples of how these alternative models of the countryside might look tend to … Continue reading The Blindness of Zealots

Lockdown Babies

BY THE EDITOR After you’ve mowed the grass, trimmed the hedges, marked your children’s verbal reasoning papers, walked the dogs, weeded the flowerbeds, polished the silver, dusted your books, done some office work, run out of things to put on the bonfire, struggled through the thoughts of Scruton with a claret, and watched all there is worth watching on Netflix and Amazon Prime, what the … Continue reading Lockdown Babies

Article 50 Illegality a Sideshow

BY JAMIE FOSTER Having entered the transition stage of the Article 50 process Boris Johnson will now negotiate Britain’s future relationship with the EU. This stage will come to an end on the 31st December this year at which point the UK will officially leave the EU and its regulations. It is Boris Johnson’s aim to have secured a trade deal with the EU by … Continue reading Article 50 Illegality a Sideshow

UK Antisemitism Still Ubiquitous

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE Far from ‘never again’, seventy years on from the Holocaust, a repeat of its horrors seems all too conceivable. Although Britain has pushed what is now one of Europe’s most racist and antisemitic parties into near insignificance, the question remains: for how many was opposing antisemitism a motivating factor? As its scars fade into the dermis of history, the fear is, so … Continue reading UK Antisemitism Still Ubiquitous

Coconut Curry Noodle Soup

Ingredients: 125 dry rice noodles 1 tablespoon coconut or olive oil 1 large shallot finely diced 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, chopped or grated 2 garlic cloves, minced 2-3 tablespoons Thai Red Curry Paste (store bought) 1/2 teaspoon turmeric – optional pinch cardamom- optional 400ml can coconut milk 250ml chicken broth (or use water and one chicken stock cube) 1 thinly sliced red bell pepper (optional … Continue reading Coconut Curry Noodle Soup