UK Food Standards Sacrosanct

BY DANIEL KAWCZYNSKI Here in the United Kingdom, we are rightly proud of our world-leading approach to animal welfare and food safety. Not only does this offer peace of mind to millions of us here in Britain, but they are a real selling point for British produce around the world. As we prepare to leave the European Union, Parliament is taking back control of our … Continue reading UK Food Standards Sacrosanct

Welsh Labour’s Senseless Trade Ban

BY GAVIN CHAMBERS Yet again the Welsh Labour-led administration has made a senseless decision. First, Wales is plunged into an unnecessary lockdown, unlike other areas of the country. Then, the government attempts to ban people from England coming into the country, doing nothing to help deny the stereotype of a knee-jerk anti-English nation, and very probably exceeding its devolved powers. Then, Labour enforces the closure … Continue reading Welsh Labour’s Senseless Trade Ban

Humanity & James O’Brien

BY NICK PEARCE On the 8th November 2018, James O’Brien, a DJ from LBC, unwittingly promoted a con. One of the victims of the con wrote an article in this magazine in January of this year detailing her experiences. The con centred around a homeless charity called Humanity in Torbay, Devon. The charity at the time was run by a certain Mrs Ellie Waugh. Waugh … Continue reading Humanity & James O’Brien

A Prayer for the Lonely

VICAR Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine I trust that You are well this Sunday.  If You are depressed and frustrated about Covid or just fed up with the grey autumnal skies then You can always watch Lord Botham versus the Aussies from 1981. This week I would like You to think of the lonely people near You. These could be family members or former work colleagues. … Continue reading A Prayer for the Lonely

Spiked Witness

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ The pages below are taken from an unpublished book, Persecution of the British Circus, on the notorious circus set-up perpetrated by the animal rights group Animal Defenders International (ADI) in the late nineties. Why unpublished? Because the publishers were terrified of reprisals from animal rights groups and only agreed to go to print if their name was omitted from … Continue reading Spiked Witness

More Bipartisanship, Less Tribalism

BY JAMES MELVILLE “When facts change, I change my mind.”~ John Maynard Keynes Where is the bipartisanship, respectfulness, balance and empathy in our political discourse? We are moving apart rather than walking towards each other. Increasingly, it seems that on almost every political issue, binary choices of division are being made. This is increasing the levels of division and hatred. Instead, we need to find … Continue reading More Bipartisanship, Less Tribalism

Blue Belt Kingdom

BY DANIEL KAWCZYNSKI One of the United Kingdom’s greatest assets are our Overseas Territories (BOTs). These communities, scattered across the world’s oceans, offer us unique opportunities on the world stage that few other nations can match. In recent months, I have spoken up on the crucial role they play in Britain’s contribution to the Western Alliance. The RAF station on Ascension Island, and especially the … Continue reading Blue Belt Kingdom

Food Prices & Bumps in the Road

BY JIM WEBSTER From talking to fellow farmers and others over the last few months, there has been ‘considerable dislocation’ in the market. The nearer you are to ‘commodity’ food production the more stable things have been. Whereas if you’ve specialised to produce for niche markets or even sell direct to the catering trade or at farmers’ markets, everything went very messy very quickly in … Continue reading Food Prices & Bumps in the Road

Nelson, Hero

BY PHIL DEEKS Two-hundred-and-fifteen years ago, Vice Admiral Horatio Lord Nelson sailed his fleet headlong towards the enemy, casting caution and centuries of naval convention to the wind. Leading from the front, his flagship, HMS Victory, bore the brunt of French and Spanish fire. British gunners unable to launch their broadsides until they were dense among the hostile cannon. Nelson knew his men and ships … Continue reading Nelson, Hero