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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

Mine’s a half!

These are strange times indeed, with the summer’s highly-anticipated international cricket season now fast approaching and four English clubs contesting European football’s elite championship cups, albeit in distant parts. Meanwhile, nearer home UK politics remains trapped in a Brexit [...]

May 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

In the news today

As they say with buses, so it is with our continuous perusal of the UK’s national newspapers on behalf of Rusters around the globe in search of stories of interest. Occasionally – after a seemingly eternal wait, several come along in a bunch. So it has happened today. Here are a [...]

May 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

EDITORIAL – The exciting times we live in

It is incontestable that the average punter on the proverbial Clapham omnibus could be forgiven for thinking that the world has lost both its marbles and bearings and has taken a one-way ticket to Hell in a handcart. These days you can go to bed day-dreaming up the whackiest and most unlikely [...]

April 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

What’s it all about, Alfie?

The current sporting cause célèbre of Aussie rugby player Israel Folau’s anti-gay public statements is fascinating and one that tends to invite the average punter like myself to mine at the rich seam of phrases tending towards cliché such as ‘a game of two halves’, ‘seeing both sides of [...]

April 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

A Brexit contribution

Purely out of a (perhaps erroneous) impression that amidst all the Brexit confusion Rusters might appreciate having the opportunity to have a degree of levity introduced to proceedings, I am providing a link to the latest piece on the subject penned by Tom Peck – currently my favourite [...]

April 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

At last! Getting to the bottom of it …

In these wonderfully entertaining times – dare I mention Brexit, ‘Fake News’ and the influence of the ‘unregulated’ internet upon which anyone of impressionable mind can find cod-evidence supportive of the most crackpot of ideas and theories, let alone dangerous and/or [...]

April 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

A breakthrough? Perhaps …

Today another feather in the Rust‘s cap – and indeed that of Tom Hollingworth, our sports editor – for the uncompromising campaign we have been running to promote the virtues of transparency, honesty and integrity in world sport. Sometimes the best and most principled attitudes to [...]

March 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

A busy press day

Some days there seems to be nothing happening in the world – and the next the internet just keeps giving. Here are links to some pieces that appear today upon the websites of UK national newspapers: POLITICS From a world which some Rusters feel may be over-represented on the pages of this [...]

March 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

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

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