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‘Granite’ Grant Logan joins the Rust

SPORTS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCEMENT Despite the Rust’s extraordinary commercial success – itself a welcome testimony to the fact that those beyond the first flush of youth can still be relevant, place new ideas on the table and indeed provide insights sprung from wisdom gained down the years that [...]

September 18, 2019 // 0 Comments

The name on the Trophy

With the Rugby World Cup almost upon us – it begins on Friday morning (UK time) – it is currently the ‘Phoney War’ moment during which the media to provides us with a blizzard of copy about every aspect of the country, the culture, the competing teams and indeed every [...]

September 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

Droning on

It was inevitable, if you think about it. The moment that video-gaming and the world of super-technology came together and took the concept of recreational flying toy aircraft – a refuge of anoraks the world over for the best part of 75 years – beyond all norms and to the logical [...]

September 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

The trouble with modern girls

Sometimes, when taking part in radio discussions or talking to women’s groups, I am struck by both the lack of self-awareness and seeming total inability of so many of Millennial “woke” generation of post-feminist females to laugh at themselves or see the irony in some of their [...]

September 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

On we go

As a habitual tuner to Radio Five Live ever since it first hit the airwaves in its current format in March 1994, I tend to treat its regular presenters of the moment like old friends, even as from time to time they come and go on to bigger (or lesser) things as their career fortunes ebb or flow. [...]

September 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

A ray of hope upon the horizon?

Far be it from me, dripping with a sense of entitled intellectual superiority, to exclaim “I told you so!” and/or otherwise wallowing in a sea of self-satisfied vindication at my own quasi-Nostradamus standard predictive skills, but I did manage to attain a degree of Zen-like [...]

September 15, 2019 // 0 Comments

Will the last person in the building please switch off the lights

Just when one thought The Brexit Matter couldn’t get any worse, suddenly – with appropriately ghastly timing – the spectre of David Cameron, the man who brought the whole thing about by setting up the 2016 EU Referendum, returns to haunt us with the launch of his 752-page political memoirs [...]

September 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

Remind you of anyone?

When times get tough and every news bulletin seems to bring details of new chaotic developments to your living room that out-do those of the day before, the average UK citizen could be forgiven for thinking that the world has gone plumb loco. Boris Johnson became Prime Minister on 24th July – not [...]

September 12, 2019 // 0 Comments

Fitness campaign update

“You couldn’t make it up …” is the traditional time-honoured opening from the tabloid newspapers when launching into a “Woe is me” report or story about the latest example of a government, or those in some measure of authority or another somewhere, introducing some new daft new policy [...]

September 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Brexit latest

Now let’s get this straight. The whole sad, sorry, pathetic, Establishment-revealing Brexit saga is somebody else’s fault, okay? Way back in the Dark Ages the blame lies with Harold Macmillan – you know the one, the patriarchal cove who instigated “the night of the long knives’ against [...]

September 9, 2019 // 0 Comments

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