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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

Prince William’s Middle East visit.

The visit of Prince William as a news story has had to play third fiddle to the World Cup and the greater Manchester moorland fire but it will be one followed closely by the Anglo Jewry community for whom it has long been a sore that the Queen has never set foot in Israel. The Jewish prayer book is [...]

June 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

Women in the media

Please pardon me for bringing this piece by Ron Liddle as appears today upon the website of the Daily Mail. Normally Mr Liddle’s offerings – flowing as they do from the pen of someone straight from Central Casting as the type of old-fashioned Lunchtime O’Booze Fleet Street hack [...]

June 28, 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

Well done Chris (possibly)

Yesterday Chris Froome completed a memorable feat by becoming only the seventh cyclist in history to win the Giro d’Italia (the first ‘Brit’ to do so) , the Tour de France (4 wins) and the La Vuelta trio and only the third – after Eddie Merckx (1973) and Bernard Hinault [...]

May 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

You couldn’t make it up (or so you’d think) …

You know you’re falling off the pace when you get bombarded for weeks (or is it months?) by emails and/or texts from seemingly every organisation you’ve ever had contact with or from – at no point during which do you understand why or what the slightest it’s got to do with you – and then [...]

May 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Royal Wedding and Cup Final … ignored

Ivan Conway invited me to Sussex v Hampshire, an ODI Royal London game which meant I missed the Royal Wedding and Cup Final. I felt no sense of loss. My only interest in the Royal Wedding was that I doubt 20 years ago a prince could have married an African American divorcee. We heard much of the [...]

May 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

A non-downfall (and my part in it)

With the Harlequins now dispersed and probably lying on beaches around the world – and I learned overnight that the club have approached the RFU having apparently decided that Paul Gustard (one of Eddie Jones’ chosen coaches) is their preferred choice of new head coach – there were at [...]

May 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

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