Please, Back to Basics

BY PAUL NEWALL The memes about PC police are many and varied. The British police services have been jumping through hoops for a couple of decades to reinvent themselves as inclusive – embracing diversity. The online comedians have made hay with rainbow-painted patrol cars and epaulettes, with female officers being dry-humped at the Notting Hill carnival and some officers getting sent out for duty on … Continue reading Please, Back to Basics

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Woke Police are Pathetic

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Far left-wing extremists and their contrived agendas appear to be one continuous, long-flowing and toxic river of hypocrisy. On the day extremists were observing social distancing rules by playing dead in the road outside the home of Dominic Cummings, in protest at his minor misdemeanour over Covid-19 rules to protect his children, another bunch of left-wing extremists were fighting … Continue reading Woke Police are Pathetic

Stop the Cull’s Own Goal

BY NIGEL BEAN & PAUL READ Around this time of year those with livestock to protect, conservation or shooting interests are putting out the Larsen trap. Designed in the 1950s in Denmark it is a very humane way of reducing corvid (i.e. crows, magpies, jackdaws, jays, rooks) numbers. It is regulated by a general licence and strict guidelines must be adhered to when using it. … Continue reading Stop the Cull’s Own Goal

Policing Pronouns

BY FRANK HAVILAND As some of our more myopic MPs will tell you, there’s never a copper around when you need one. They must be looking in the wrong places. Sadiq Khan tweets a good police cut, but always keeps half a dozen burly officers stashed under his mattress, ready to accompany him on walkabout around London. Never forget: ‘diversity is our strength’, except when … Continue reading Policing Pronouns

The Harry Miller Fair Cop Interview

CSM INTERVIEW Harry Miller – known by many as “Harry the Owl” on Twitter @HarryTheOwl – has been through a lot. If you’re not up to speed on Harry and the limerick you can learn about Harry’s adventures with the “thought police” here. Country Squire Magazine decided it was time for an update and so one of the Squires interviewed Harry last week:  Squire: We covered … Continue reading The Harry Miller Fair Cop Interview

The Innocence of Mary Chipperfield

BY NIGEL BEAN (& PAUL READ) Imagine you’re a famous animal trainer from a world-famous circus dynasty stretching back 300 years. Now imagine your mother is in critical condition in hospital and your close friend, confidante and the person you could rely on most to look after your beloved animals is dying of cancer.  To compound matters, your daughter is having problems of her own … Continue reading The Innocence of Mary Chipperfield

More Public Service Philanthrocapitalism

BY DOMINIC WIGHTMAN Overhearing conversations in a restaurant is impolite. Nonetheless, it’s impossible not to. And far too frequently one hears “the Government must do this” and “the Government should pay for that”. Alas, I do not possess sufficient copies of Thomas Sowell to plonk down on the tables of these statists to change their collectivist tunes. (That’s the last time I book a table … Continue reading More Public Service Philanthrocapitalism