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Two for the price of one

Today the world mourns two of its unlikely icons – overnight the deaths were announced of Christine Keeler, the girl at the centre of the infamous 1960s British sex scandal known as the Profumo Affair, and the legendary French ‘bad boy’ pop idol Johnny Hallyday at the ages of 75 and 74 [...]

December 6, 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

Age and pills

Some might say that when a columnist has to resort to ‘linking’ Rust readers to way-out stories on the Daily Mail website that he or she has gone beyond scraping the barrel, but today I couldn’t possibly comment. According to doctors, medical specialists, friends and indeed carers, the fact [...]

November 15, 2017 // 0 Comments

Treading a careful line

My post today springs from my reaction upon reading a report penned by Roisin O’Conner that appears on the website today of – THE INDEPENDENT (I feel should begin by declaring my inadequate qualifications for my position as occasional Rust musical correspondent. The fact is that, [...]

November 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

The Tanner Report : Fulham 0 Bristol City 2

After this home defeat Stefan Jokatovic might well be following stats guru Craig Kline out of the club. I remember seeing this same type of performance – or lack of it- at the last home game of Mickey Adams’ reign when he was replaced by Ray Wilkins and Kevin Keegan.  Although  Ryan [...]

November 1, 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 we knew then and now

The biggest media story of the moment is that of the rise and fall of 65 year old movie mogul Harvey Weinstein – well, not so much about his rise to being one of the most powerful men in Hollywood for more than two decades, but his spectacular fall from grace over his predatory sexual behaviour. [...]

October 12, 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

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