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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

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

Get over it!

I must apologise today for returning to the vexed subject of Brexit. There are of course new reasons – and indeed reports or comments upon on old reasons – for doing so almost on a daily (or even more frequent) basis. However, I do get irritated by the small but significant number of [...]

October 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

What is … and what isn’t … so

My subject today is a wide one – I am trying to cover various aspects of race, racial discrimination, inequality in life chances – all from the stance that it is (and/or would be) a ‘good thing’ if everyone in life succeeded according to their potential, talent, personal ambition (drive) [...]

October 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

You read it here first!

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery … or maybe it is just that at last the long-held Campion-Brown view of the Brit Establishment gaining some adherents. Here’s an opinion piece by Quentin Letts that I spotted today on the website of the – DAILY [...]

October 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

What’s going on (again)

The weirdest thing about British politics is the extent to which the average punter like me (and I certainly don’t claim any personal special skill or facility for doing this) can reach conclusions about – or see blindingly obvious logic in the implications of – events that happen, or crises [...]

September 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Tory pickle

Arguably it is both a heartening sign of inner strength and humility to admit that others are your equals or betters. Which is why here on the Rust – commenting as I do upon politics – I tend to leave ‘front line reporting and analysis’ to those who have made the trade a [...]

September 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

And so it comes to this (again)

Even though politics rarely makes it to the top of the agenda, sometimes I feel that the lads who frequent the corner table beside the fireplace in the saloon bar of my local pub accurately represent the views of Mr Joe Public, the average Brit elector. They don’t trust politicians, period. They [...]

September 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

What’s a chap got to do?

Arguably, there’s a certain in-built irony even in the themes that statistically most concern Rust contributors upon a regular basis. The Conservative and Unionist Party (or ‘Tories’) basically appeals to those – generally the older generations – who, under the guise of pretending to [...]

July 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

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