Honour, Virtue & Life

BY CAPEL LOFFT It increasingly occurs to me how utterly pointless most of what passes for political debate is. While contemporary politics is conducted within the parameters of a certain set of debased spiritual, moral and cultural norms, engaging in the transitory arguments of this or that ‘debate’ makes no more sense than arguing about the architectural plans while the ground you are preparing to … Continue reading Honour, Virtue & Life

GB News

BY JON ALEXANDER And there we have it, arriving with all the grace and charm of Katie Hopkins gate-crashing a Weightwatchers meeting 4 months ago, GB News loses its Chairman and Lead Presenter Andrew Neil. Of course, this was preceded by rumours of a rift with senior management, senior management departing, a leave of absence for Neil within weeks of the channel launching and the … Continue reading GB News

PayPal a Lifeline for Scamming Sabs

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Like with most companies which Peter Thiel is linked to, PayPal is a seriously impressive operation. Certainly, it has no need to be supporting hunt saboteurs’ insipid grifts, which are so clearly bogus that one wonders how idiotic the sabs’ useful idiot following has become. Take two recent examples: PayPal has been told of these recent scams as have the UK authorities. … Continue reading PayPal a Lifeline for Scamming Sabs

A Vaccine Too Far

BY JAMES BEMBRIDGE To whom does a child belong, the parent or the state? The government seems to have quietly dropped the inane maxim which once concluded their every demand, ‘follow the science’ – perhaps because the science stopped following them. According to the JCVI, the potential benefits that the Pfizer vaccine offers 12-year-olds are too minimal to justify exposing them to its risks. Still, … Continue reading A Vaccine Too Far

Doth Protest Too Much

BY EFFIE DEANS A Conservative MSP got into trouble this week for suggesting that Nicola Sturgeon might be anti-English. Sturgeon was pointing out that everyone who lived in Scotland was at home here, to which Tess White replied “except the English”. For this White was forced to apologise or else be suspended from Holyrood. Woe betide anyone who suggests Popes are Catholic or that bears … Continue reading Doth Protest Too Much

Abuse of Courts Needs Punishing

Dear Editor, You will have noticed the sharp rise in crowdfunded legal actions by fringe leftie activists. The Good Law Project is one such activist-run operation, laughingly named. There are dozens of other cases funded by animal rights extremists and their charitable arms. They tend to operate with the tank-chasing variety of legal firms, who are happy to accept their silver. The recent Quorn Hunt … Continue reading Abuse of Courts Needs Punishing

Deer Managers Protest At Forest Cull

FROM THE SGA Scotland’s professional deer managers are considering withdrawing from Wild Deer Best Practice, sickened by a controversial female cull in the nation’s forests. The Scottish Gamekeepers Association (SGA) was highly instrumental in developing the nation’s codes for humane deer control. Described as the ‘highway code’ for Scottish deer managers it still guides new entrants into the rural education sector and is in the … Continue reading Deer Managers Protest At Forest Cull

Scientists’ Harsh Words

BY STEVE GRANT As the Countryman’s Weekly reported last week, a major new report by scientists at the University of Northampton’s Institute for Social Innovation and Impact showed driven grouse shooting (DGS) had positive ‘ecological, economic and social’ impacts on rural communities, including increasing tourism, employment and biodiversity and combatting loneliness. The report, Sustainable Driven Grouse Shooting? A summary of the evidence is a brilliant … Continue reading Scientists’ Harsh Words

The Next Sir David?

BY KP CHATTERJEE Sir David Attenborough is of course the celebrated English broadcaster, natural historian and author. He is best known for writing and presenting, in conjunction with the BBC Natural History Unit. Now aged 95, it is only logical to ask who will be the next front-of-house person of British wildlife television? In a recent article in The Conversation, a Professor of Science Communication … Continue reading The Next Sir David?

Sustainable Driven Grouse Shooting

The University of Northampton – as many readers will know – was commissioned by the Uplands Partnership to produce a detailed and objective report reviewing the evidence on whether driven grouse shooting is sustainable. That report was published earlier this month. The aim of the report was to present the current evidence-based knowledge relating to the economic, ecological and social sustainability of driven grouse shooting … Continue reading Sustainable Driven Grouse Shooting

The Unions & the U-turns

BY BEN IRVINE This is an essay about the driving role that public sector unions have played during the coronapanic debacle in Britain. It’s a long essay, but I hope you’ll stay with me, because the topic is extremely important. I’m going to reveal to you some shocking incidents that you may not know about. For instance, you may not know that the first lockdown … Continue reading The Unions & the U-turns