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About Simon Campion-Brown

A former lecturer in politics at Keele University, Simon now lives in Oxfordshire. Married with two children, in 2007 he decided to monitor the Westminster village via newspaper and television and has never looked back. More Posts

Here’s another fine mess …

There’s little doubt that the overwhelming majority of the UK electorate is heartily sick of the subject of Brexit which has been dominating the thoughts and schemes of our political establishment – like no other issue – ever since the morning of 24th June 2016 (date upon which most [...]

September 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Going out and about in the modern world

Yesterday I went shopping in Kingston, a town in south-west London well known for its facilities in this respect. As it happens, courtesy of my senior citizen’s Freedom Pass, I chose to travel there by bus – not an experience that I have often embraced in recent times. The expedition was [...]

August 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Remain-watch (first of an occasional series)

It occurred to me last week that, unpalatable as any mention of politics may seem during the current heatwave, some Rusters might benefit from occasionally being kept abreast of some of the more absurd Bremoaner tosh on offer in the British media. Apart from providing a degree of amusement, I [...]

August 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Mamma Mia! Here we go again (the Brexit version)

Even by the ever-plunging standards of current affairs/politics in the 21st Century, my overnight browsing of the main UK newspaper websites made for sobering reading. What with Mrs May’s attempt to sell her Chequers Agreement version of Brexit in Northern Ireland going off at half-cock, EU [...]

July 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s all up in the air and staying there

My sermon today covers ground far beyond that of my normal brief and in one sense that probably justifies today’s topic (and with bells on) anyway. At some point last year in one of my Rust columns I announced that, post the election and inauguration of US President Donald Trump, I was [...]

July 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

This one will run and run

As someone who voted Leave in the EU Referendum, I must begin by declaring that interest. The political Establishment’s carping that ‘Leave voters had no understanding of what they were voting for, that’s why we must have a vote – or even a second Referendum – about [...]

June 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

Backing into the limelight again …

Today I’m breaking my vow of silence upon the subject of Brexit, moved to do so by pieces I have spotted overnight on newspaper websites. So far as I can tell nobody is disputing that the Government’s conduct of the UK’s ‘leaving the EU’ negotiations gives every impression of being worked [...]

June 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

The art of being careful what you wish for

Yesterday I joined a conversation in which the subject of Brexit came up. I promise you this was absolutely was none of my making. It against a background in which Neil Kinnock has just castigated the Labour Party for its stance, or non-stance, on the issue and the House of Lords is doing its best [...]

May 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s only a matter of telling the truth (if it is the truth) …

Yesterday, for my sins, I was watching ITV’s early morning show (6.30am–8.30am) Good Morning Britain which I tend to do on days when Piers Morgan is presiding alongside Susannah Reid because he’s a larger-than-life character and far more entertaining than anything the BBC can offer. [...]

May 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Give me strength!

One thing that hacks me off is when ‘the Establishment’ in the Western First World openly displays its contempt for the ordinary man in the street. I’m not a fantasist or idealist – it’s been happening since history, let alone the concept of democracy, began – but my gripe is with the [...]

April 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

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