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Articles by Richard Bolton

Stoking the flames

Today I wish to comment upon the news from Bristol yesterday that England cricketer Ben Stokes had been found not guilty of affray after a seven-day trial and before doing so feel it necessary to begin with a few scatter-gun points. Firstly, of course, every man is innocent unless and until proven [...]

August 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Experience teaches you something but I don’t know what it is

It is a supposed burden of having been Winston Churchill – an eminently quotable gentleman – that there exists an entire sub-Churchillian industry in which ‘catchy’ things he didn’t ever actually say are ascribed to his authorship and/or improvisation and thus gain widespread currency on [...]

August 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s all somebody’s Fake News, if you think about it

I suspect like many others I’ve lived the bulk of my life in a warm bubble of perception in which – broadly speaking, despite growing evidence to the contrary as from the late 19th Century onwards as Britain slid from a Grade A imperial power into something a little more mundane – at least [...]

July 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

The march of sporting equality

If today I begin today’s post by issuing a denial that the Rust is one of the last bastions of bigoted misogyny, terminally opposed to the advancement of equality and/or feminism and political-correctness in any form, then no doubt the social media trollers will once again assault us with a [...]

July 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Stop the world, I want to get off (again)

This PC madness continues! The media is currently awash with reports of the decision of Scarlett Johansson to withdraw from a new movie called Rub and Tug in which she had been cast as a transgender character, this after protests from right-on campaigners that it should only be played by someone [...]

July 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Pile in here before it’s too late!

The publishers of Nat Rust Global Corporation are pleased to announce the launch of the world’s latest and fastest-growing cryptocurrency RustCoin. In keeping with our long-held principle of looking after our followers and adherents we are offering a special introductory rate to Rust readers. If [...]

January 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Two of a kind

Towards the end of last week, based solely upon its reviews in the Arts sections of the newspapers, I bought a copy of Walter Isaacson’s new book Leonardo Da Vinci – The Biography (525 pages not counting Cited Sources, Notes to Chapters, Illustration Credits, Index and About The Author, [...]

November 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

A modern conumdrum

Amidst the madness that seems to have engulfed the world recently – whether you’re talking the 2017 UK General Election result, Brexit, the 2016 US Presidential campaign, the current confrontation between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un or indeed the weekend’s events in [...]

August 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

Never heard of him – but worth a peak …

Yesterday, confined to quarters miles from anywhere in the countryside, I received a cryptic text from an old school pal: “You must immediately read this article!” it read, followed by (an unusual achievement in his case) a properly-captured and applied ‘link’ to a piece by [...]

July 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Getting to the nub of it

No doubt like many Rusters I have been enjoying my periodic dips into the BBC’s consistently excellent radio and television coverage of Wimbledon 2017. Call me old-fashioned, or Neanderthal – or even cod-nostalgic for the days of the British Empire that stretched across the quarter of the [...]

July 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

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