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The price of something – and then its value

Less than a month ago, at private lunch also attended by both the publisher and the editor of The Rust, I was pleased to learn from them that a recently-conducted survey had revealed our arts coverage had registered the highest ‘quality appreciation’ score of all amongst our readership. Here I [...]

October 15, 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

Now you see them – now you don’t …

Okay, I am coming out of the woods with my hands up – I deliberately tuned in yesterday to ITV’s live coverage of the Royal Wedding of Princess Eugenie to Jack Brooksbank in Windsor, more of curiosity than anything else but half-hoping that the crowds would be sparse and that opportunities for [...]

October 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

Well it didn’t take long

A few days ago I blogged about developments in the Skripal attempted murder case that took place in Salisbury – back then it was about the first of the two Russian secret service officers being identified. Since then, of course, (or so it seems to my personal satisfaction) the second bungling [...]

October 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Looking on the positive side …

Having deliberately refrained from addressing my favourite subject (you can file it under the general heading Cynicism Towards Everyone Who Has Ever Been Involved in Politics) in recent months, I return to it today following a dinner party I attended recently at which the future of the globe became [...]

October 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Any more like this and I might get my mojo back

Saturday 6th November 2018: Gallagher Premiership Round 6: Harlequins v Saracens at The Stoop, kick-off 7.30pm: Result – Harlequins 20 Saracens 25: League points – Harlequins 1 losing bonus point, Saracens 4 points for the victory: new League Table positions – Saracens 2nd (6 wins from 6 [...]

October 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Some things and people are just beyond the Pale

As has been my wont for over thirty years – along with others of a similar bent – I played in an informal annual golf tournament yesterday. The participants are an eclectic bunch. Some have been pals for all this time, some are friends of regulars picked up at some point along the way and [...]

October 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

A new beginning …

Today I begin what may an occasional feature on items spotted on the internet of ‘this modern PC-dominated world gone mad’, albeit not least in covering “Wimmins Issues” – and I here use the word “wimmin” with acknowledgement and apologies to Private Eye magazine which I believe was [...]

October 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

Weekend sporting impressions

With personal commitments over the weekend preventing me from prolonged periods in front of the television, I was unable to wallow in sport quite as much as originally intended and so was reduced to keeping touch with such events as I did via snatches of TV/radio broadcasts together with the [...]

October 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

Coming into the home straight …

I begin my post today by apologising to Rust readers for addressing the current and bizarre state of politics in the UK, dominated as it is by the vexed issue of Brexit, of which – I’m sure in common with a large section of the British public – I am fed up, weary and heartily sick. There’s [...]

September 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

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