Jamie Foster, Chief Writer @
Country Solicitor Jamie Foster has built a reputation through defending high profile cases of alleged illegal hunting, almost invariably successfully. And he has built a larger-than-life personality through social media – most notably via Twitter (110,000 tweets and counting). It’s a persona, created 140 characters at a time, that matches his choice of red trousers and the loud tweed checks he often favours. Jamie recently topped the voting to be elected as a director to the board of the Countryside Alliance, the pro-hunting, shooting and fishing organisation with more than 100,000 members that fights on behalf of rural communities across the country. For more on Jamie look here.
Jon Alexander @ninjamoose101
Jon’s a Devon boy who moved up to Manchester in 2002 in search of fun and adventure. He’s stayed there ever since. Jon works in manufacturing and has a penchant for mocking Labour. In Jon’s own words: I suppose, in many ways, I don’t fit in with the usual view of a gay man, I’m right-wing for a start, which has attracted the odd “traitor” and “why on Earth do you vote Tory?” comments and questions. For more on Jon look here.
Dominic Wightman, Editor @domwightmangb
Dom’s a Surrey villages man who has travelled the world for both work and pleasure. A former ministerial adviser and think tanker in the UK, Dom advises a senior politician and a Central Bank Governor outside the UK, whilst working in the mining sector. Dom currently edits Country Squire Magazine as well as contributing to the National Security Section of Breitbart. In the course of his travels, Dom met his wife, Widdie, a Venezuelan beauty queen and TV presenter, with whom he has two children. Dom’s a lifelong Tory and is also a vocal supporter of Voluntad Popular in Venezuela. After hanging up his rugby boots a few years ago, Dom has become a keen fly fisherman and – if not on a plane – can be found on an English riverbank somewhere beside his trusty chocolate labs. For more on Dom look here.
Sam White, @
Sam is a journalist and writer, and has quite a following on Country Squire Magazine. Originally from Manchester, he’s currently resident in Tokyo, and usually writes about politics and current affairs. He also works sometimes as a photographer, concentrating on concerts and events, and doing some street photography. Sam’s writing has appeared on British sites such as The Spectator, Spiked Online, Vice, and The Huffington Post. In Japan he’s contributed to Metropolis Magazine and GaijinPot, in the US to The Federalist and Splice Today, and in Australia to Quillette. Sam’s blog Up All Night can be found here.
Sam Hooper, @
Samuel Hooper writes over at Semi Partisan Politics, describing himself as an erstwhile management consultant turned political journalist and blogger. Sam lives in London with his Texan wife.
Sam offers a running commentary on British and American politics, culture and current affairs. Sam retrained in journalism with London-based social enterprise Poached Creative and can usually be found somewhere online, discussing politics, free markets, civil liberties, conservatarianism or classical music.
Sam also regularly writes for The Daily Globe, Conservatives for Liberty and Guerrilla Policy, debates on London Live TV and has appeared as a guest on the BBC Daily Politics.
Anastasia Choo @
Anastasia is British born and educated; a proud Brit with Hong Kong Chinese heritage. Anastasia travelled and worked abroad in her 20’s before settling into marriage and motherhood. A happy Mum of three beautiful children and a recent “Rugby Mum”, Anastasia is a centre ground Conservative and disagrees equally with both Far Left and Far Right. She was a Remainer in the EU Referendum despite finding the EU a baffling institution in desperate need of reform. Anastasia has first hand experience of racism and harassment, her writing promises to lay bare some of the harsher realities of country living in 21st century Britain. For more on Anastasia look here.
Mahima Sharma @MahimaSharmaS
Mahima Sharma is an Independent Journalist, Content Curator and Poet from New Delhi, India. Before taking to writing for passion, she was News Editor with CNN-News18 and ANI (a collaboration with Reuters). She began her media-career in 2003 as a PR Manager with E-Lexicon PR & Mutual PR respectively. But she found her calling in her pen and joined the renowned Hindustan Times newspaper. After a couple of front-page news exclusives at the HT, ANI got her aboard, where she was a key player and team leader who spread her wings in TV, Print as well as Digital Journalism and Production. In 2010 CNN-IBN (now CNN-News18) offered her, her dream job in famous journalist Rajdeep Sardesai’s core team. After having dedicated her expertise to her favourite place of work for about seven years, Mahima finally decided to chase her passion to travel, pen-down words of her choice and capture visuals that made impact (rather than viral videos). She is now a Columnist with many renowned national and international news websites as well as webzines. A science Graduate who did post-graduation in English & mass Communication, Mahima is also into short-film-making and documentary production, besides being a versatile writer.
Deborah Jane Nicholas @HorseWisdomDeb
Deborah Jane Nicholas is the owner of horsewisdomblog.com where the goal is to improve horse welfare. Driven by a belief that if owners understand their horses better they will improve communication, and ultimately the life of the horse. Deborah writes mainly about the horse industry, equine psychology, behaviour and herd instincts.
Her roles in the industry have been extensive ranging from 12 hour days in the saddle herding up cattle in the Australian outback to teaching riding lessons, working for dealers, breakers, trainers, the RDA and running stable management courses. Up until early 2017 she was producing the marketing content and writing short articles for a professional horse trainer.
Completing her BSc Science (Hons) Natural Science, and her only child starting university, Deborah took the opportunity to fully focus on writing her own articles. Born in Wales in 1971 Deborah now lives in a rural village on the outskirts of Buckinghamshire. Learning to write in a scientific capacity combined with 40 years of equine knowledge has given her the skills necessary to produce informative content that owners will find useful…and ideally benefit their horse.
Matthew Corrigan @orriganMJ
Matthew Corrigan used to have a nice little business until everything went wrong all at once. Underqualified for a proper job and overqualified for an, erm, improper one, he picked up a pencil and uncovered latent talent as a writer. His first novel OSPREY told the tale of a dubious politician with an even more dubious idea involving flying wind turbines. He is currently writing his second. Comically impecunious, his dream of a farmhouse in the west of Brittany remains elusive. Anyone wishing to prolong his foolish fantasy can buy a copy of his novel through all good bookshops or as an ebook here. His articles may be found here. Facebook (comment and puerile humour) here.
Mandy Baldwin @
Mandy Baldwin is a freelance writer/Kindle author, born near Heathrow airport. She has lived in Buckinghamshire, Cornwall and France, returning to England in 2013. She has variously made a living – enough to support three children, solo – by working as a film-extra, selling fish and chips, running an art-group, tutoring home-schooled children, giving piano-lessons and selling her own paintings.
John Ismael @
John Ismael is a bond trader by day and an occasional writer by night. A Dad of five, John lives in South West London with his wife Ruth. John’s passions are writing, tennis and the board game Go. John was educated at Cambridge and, in an earlier incarnation, the corridors of Whitehall.
Ben Pensant @ben_pensant
Country Squire’s token leftist, Ben was born in Newcastle in the late ’70s and survived the Thatcher years despite being regularly beaten and forced to eat coal by alcoholic parents. Against all odds he forged a successful career as a welfare recipient before becoming a full-time polemicist in 2016 after sustaining severe concussion at his local food bank attempting to free his head from a tin of pineapple chunks. He has appeared in The Guardian, The Canary and The New Statesman and was subsequently banned from the comments sections of all three. His pronouns are he/hi/ho.
Alexia James @
A PhD student of Political Philosophy, Alexia James currently describes herself as a Paleo-libertarian but “that will likely change next week”. Alexia grew up in Dulwich then moved to Cornwall aged ten. Since getting married and having her first child two years ago, Alexia somehow manages to juggle student hood with parenting and working for a PR firm specialising in food. Alexia is a keen kick-boxer so be careful what you leave her in terms of comments.
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