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About Miles Piper

After university, Miles Piper began his career on a local newspaper in Wolverhampton and has since worked for a number of national newspapers and magazines. He has also worked as a guest presenter on Classic FM. He was a founder-member of the National Rust board. More Posts

Reflections upon an extraordinary day

I don’t know what other Rusters were doing yesterday but for the most part I ‘did my thing’ against a backdrop of the developing political situation in the House of Commons which – for want of anything better to do and in my capacity as a semi-official observer – I followed at various [...]

December 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Start from here? We certainly don’t want to end here

With apologies to Rusters of a nervous disposition, today I return to the subject of Brexit following the continuation of the Prime Minister’s intense not to say frenzied campaign to convince the country of the splendid nature of her ‘deal’ with the EU in advance of the UK’s departure from [...]

November 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

Providing solutions to world sport’s biggest issues

Today we offer the first of a new series of Rust articles, doing exactly what it says on the tin [see headline above]. For our inaugural piece, we have opted to provide an explanation designed to assist Manchester United fans – and indeed all other followers of soccer around the globe [...]

November 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

Here we go …

Former Tory Prime Minister David Cameron has a lot to answer for and will go down in history for it. No doubt if he could have the chance to re-run the day he thought of instigating the 2016 EU Referendum – and indeed every party whip, and every MP in the House of Commons at the time of the vote [...]

October 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

Quins-watch 2018/2019: first game of the season

Gallagher Premiership 2018/2019 – Round 1 (Saturday 1st September 2018): Harlequins v Sale Sharks at The Stoop: Result – Harlequins 51 Sale Sharks 23: Harlequins 5 league points (bonus point for 4 tries) Sale 0 league points: Harlequins 2nd in the league table, Sale Sharks 11th. Derek Williams [...]

September 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

The way it’s going even as you sleep …

These days – some three years into the life of this great organ of the internet – it is sometimes worthwhile reminding ourselves of the speed at which the world is moving ever onwards into an uncertain future as we oldies fight our continuing and losing battle to keep up. [When I paused for a [...]

August 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

A sporting nomination

‘Each to their own’ and how ‘long is a piece of string?’ are two phrases that immediately come to mind when addressing the complex issue of which sport lends itself best to television coverage, not least because – well, apart from those who would bet on which of two flies was going to [...]

July 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Recommended pieces spotted in today’s media

Here’s a list of items on today’s media pages that might be of interest to Rust readers: Here’s an interesting take on probably the biggest internet/politics scandal to break so far this year. Julia Carrie Wong – writing from San Francisco – on the issues arising from [...]

March 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again

As Yuletide beckons – chaotic last minute shopping, endless gridlocks on Britain’s motorways, television screens full of total rubbish except, of course, for Channel Four which seems to be showing a series of classic Carry On films during the daytime (yesterday they showed Carry On [...]

December 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Up yours, you son of a gun! (geddit?)

[I’m rather proud of my headline today – for the slow off the mark, it’s a clever (I think) oblique reference to the rapid-firing Gatling gun – a forerunner of the machine gun – patented by US inventor Richard Gatling on 4th November 1862.] William Boyd as Hopalong [...]

December 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

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