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Articles by Simon Campion-Brown

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

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

Bias, of course, depends upon where you’re coming from

Over the past few weeks, probably closer to months now, my posts to this organ have been rather thin on the ground – partly because admittedly I’ve had other things occupying my time and interest, but mainly because of a growing impression in my mind that could be filed under either ‘no [...]

April 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Andrew Marr Show

The Andrew Marr show may be BBC’s flagship political programme and required viewing for many but in true contrarian Campion-Brown fashion I don’t like it. Why? Firstly it is too focused around the presenter. Aside from the title and a tv screen that reads ‘Marr’, the programme begins [...]

March 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Is it too late for common sense to prevail?

It think it fitting that I should apologise at the outset for returning to the vexed issue of Brexit – especially when (apart from those who are rabid Leavers or Remainers) about 90% of the people I know or come across to talk to are thoroughly fed up with even the sound of the word, let alone [...]

February 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

Another fine mess

Life is unfair. You get born – wake up – and find that either you’re the third son of a Duke of the realm and discover that everything is presented to you on a plate and you’re never going to have earn a living … or you’re the fourth son of a couple living on state benefits in a sink [...]

January 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Wonders will never cease

In these modern 2st Century days, in which someone like Donald Trump can not only become a candidate for the post of US President but actually gets himself elected, I guess there should be nothing that surprises anyone. Given my long-held cynicism towards those who are attracted to and/or inhabit [...]

January 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Feck them all

Loathe as I am to add yet more Brexit angst, pain, boredom and what I’d term “Huh? So bloody what?” to Rust readers’ lives, let along my own, I’m afraid the desire to do so overtook me in the wee hours of this morning when – by habit I’m afraid – I went to the website of The [...]

December 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

It ain’t going to be pretty

I’m quite intrigued by the travails of Damian Green, First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office only since last June, currently embroiled in an alleged ‘he watched porn on his House of Common office computer back in 2008’ scandal, which of course – as we all know – [...]

December 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Where is it all going to end, and when?

Yesterday Prince Harry officially announced his engagement to Meghan Markle and apparently aired his tip for success when embarking upon a relationship, viz. spending time together at home first before venturing out on romantic dates, outings, trips to the theatre or ballet and even meals – see [...]

November 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

Time to strap yourselves in, folks!

Okay, so these are pretty weird times in both British and world politics – so let’s review where we’ve got to, shall we? BREXIT IS A COMPLETE DISASTER Whether we blame that pompous Eton-educated Tory posh boy David Cameron for promising the UK electorate an In-Out EU Referendum – either [...]

October 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

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