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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

Believing everything and nothing

If someone ever conducted a poll of 100-plus people beyond a certain age – who in advance had managed to satisfy the examiners they still possessed their marbles – I’d be reasonably confident that the phrase “You couldn’t make it up” would just about cover their general reaction [...]

January 27, 2019 // 0 Comments

A view from the back seat

On this organ we aim to provide an alternative take on the world from that which habitually appears in the media – this partly because there’s so much which habitually appears in the media already  that there seems little point in offering even more. That said, sometimes there are [...]

January 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

A selection of stuff

As the festive season gathers pace – I don’t know about you – but it seems to me that external events increasingly begin flying in to disrupt our attention from things that we really ought – or want – to be doing. (And I’m not referring to Christmas shopping). In [...]

December 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

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

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