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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

A half-volley sweetly dispatched to the boundary?

Any Rusters who buy or subscribe to the Daily Torygraph may well have been there before me, but there was an excellent article in yesterday’s (Saturday 19th January) edition by Juliet Samuel on the subject of the current Brexit log-jam in Parliament. Sadly, I cannot provide here a link to the [...]

January 20, 2019 // 0 Comments

And they used to call the back end of summer “the silly season” …

The impression that the world has gone plumb loco is difficult to avoid at the moment, especially if like me you’ve been watching the ‘drone attack’ developments at Gatwick airport on the 24 hour news channels over the last couple of days. On top of the Parliamentary chaos and paralysis over [...]

December 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sometimes I wish people would just listen to themselves

It is not yet 1.00am as I begin typing. I have already been at my computer for an hour with Radio Five Live’s Steven Nolan Show in the background discussing – yes, you’ve guessed it – Brexit and specifically the notion of holding a Second Referendum as a way of resolving the current chaos, [...]

December 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

With apologies for going there

By now most Rusters will be aware both of my thesis that the UK Establishment (covering politicians and the supposed ‘great and good’) is comprised primarily of arrogant, self-interested, pompous bounders whose regard for democracy and indeed the vast bulk of the population is essentially [...]

December 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Where there’s a Blair there’s a way

Occasionally – just very occasionally – I find myself descending from the haughty eyrie from which I habitually delight in looking down upon and skewering the preening mendacity and hypocrisies of our Establishment and political class and surprise myself by identifying instances of things done [...]

December 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

KARAMBA! I have finally come to my senses …

[I begin today’s post with my usual disclaimer/declaration of interest. I’m a political agnostic who has long believed that the Establishment class are little more than condescending, self-interested, ‘holier than thou’, Snakes & Ladders game-players who love the sound of their own [...]

November 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

I’ve just had an idea

As I was waking from my slumbers overnight I heard a mention on Up All Night – Radio Five Live’s ‘through the night’ programme on this occasion hosted by Dotun Adebayo – (or indeed it may just have been during a news bulletin being reader by a male person just before said programme began) [...]

November 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

On our choice of political leaders

[Before launching today’s treatise, I’m going to issue a disclaimer. The fact is that a subject theme suddenly occurred to me and I’ve now come to the keyboard with no particular idea where it’s going to lead. In short, I’m embarking upon some improvised riffing and therefore I must [...]

October 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

A Saturday march – and a few thoughts

As an avowed cynic on the subject of the Western World’s hypocritical political and Establishment elites [query – are they not the same thing?] steeped in their (lip-service only) approach to the inconvenient principles of ‘democracy’, I trust that Rust readers will understand and feel [...]

October 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

The illogicality of rational thought

As any fule no, on the vexed issue of Brexit the UK newspaper The Independent is a Remainer. For the last six months or so it has also been running a campaign for a second Referendum entitled “#Final Say” which it publicises every day, not only by calling for a petition to be signed [...]

October 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

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