Farms, Food & Fanatics

BY PAUL READ & NIGEL BEAN There was an article in The Guardian recently titled “Can Britain’s butchers survive the vegan boom?”. The headline was a little misleading, but they very often are. It did raise some interesting points though, one of which is the noticeable decline in butchers’ shops in recent times – something many people will have noticed. In the article some put … Continue reading Farms, Food & Fanatics

LACS Charity Status Under Review

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ What are the UK Charity Commission public benefit rules for a charity? From the Charity Commission’s website: The ‘benefit aspect’ To satisfy this aspect: a purpose must be beneficial – this must be in a way that is identifiable and capable of being proved by evidence where necessary and which is not based on personal views any detriment or … Continue reading LACS Charity Status Under Review

Animal Rights Criminality Part I

BY NIGEL BEAN (& PAUL READ) I have a special favour to ask of you discerning Country Squire readers. I would like you to put to one side any preconceived ideas you might have and read what really happened to the circuses in the U.K. This detail I shall spread across two articles – the first contains information the Labour Government under Tony Blair hoped … Continue reading Animal Rights Criminality Part I

The Real Fake News Altering Our Laws

BY NIGEL BEAN Newspapers breathed a sigh of relief after the fake news announcement suggesting the biggest problem to UK democracy is those damn Russians and their manipulation of social media outlets. Well no it’s not. The biggest problem for UK democracy is the acquisition of local newspaper titles by Newsquest and the left-wing Trinity Mirror group. Ever since a survey in 2013 found people … Continue reading The Real Fake News Altering Our Laws

Scottish Hunting Consultation

BY NIGEL BEAN Here are my answers to the Scottish Hunting Consultation: 1.1. Do you think the definition of “to hunt” as provided in the 2002 Act should be more specifically defined? No, To change the wording is the Scottish Government signing up to the demands of animal rights fundamentalists. The fundamentalists are unhappy because they can’t prove out their money spinning campaigns because they … Continue reading Scottish Hunting Consultation

A Trail of Lies & Money

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Our Parliament and democracy are revered across the globe by a great many nations, and are the envy of many people suffering under corrupt government or dictatorship. Our Grandfathers fought long and bitter wars so we could have the freedom of choice in who governs us. To some individuals though it can appear our system has a major flaw – … Continue reading A Trail of Lies & Money

Pigeon-Holers Progressive?

BY PAUL READ I have learned so many new words and phrases in recent years but ‘progressive’ could be my favourite. It’s a great word but, unfortunately, one that has been adopted by a certain group of people who like things to fit into nice, neat little pigeon-holes. After all, if you’re not progressive, politically, then you must be regressive, obviously. Regressive is bad, progressive … Continue reading Pigeon-Holers Progressive?