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What goes around, comes around

I could not but smile as I read my colleague Arthur Nelson’s post yesterday [The Problem With Oldies, 8th December] because it illustrated one, perhaps extreme, angle on the world of those of us ‘beyond a certain age’. However, it is not the only one. If you hold to the view – as I do – [...]

December 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

A Christmas fuss about nothing?

With apologies to all Rusters who have already seen it and already formed a view, today I wished to comment upon this year’s BBC One short promotional film for Christmas which – as anyone who reads the newspapers and/or follows social media will know – has become a source of some [...]

December 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

The problem with oldies

Though it hurts me to say it (because I am one) we urgently need to get a grip on the problem of old people. Well, the wrong sort of old people. Yesterday I drove to my local Sainsburys in order to do a food shop mid-morning – I mention the fact is was a Sainsburys only because it was one: I [...]

December 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

How things used to be

No doubt like other Rusters, I occasionally come across items or stories on the internet that are interesting enough to warrant being shared with others. Here’s one I came across earlier today – a report by Brendan McFadden upon ‘London – Then And Now’ made possible by [...]

December 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

A difficult topic

Rape – not least its relationship with UK law – is a complicated subject that affects us all and, of course, especially women. There is widespread concern in some quarters about the apparent ‘gap’ that exists between the number of actual rapes and those those result in [...]

December 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

Reflections upon an extraordinary day

I don’t know what other Rusters were doing yesterday but for the most part I ‘did my thing’ against a backdrop of the developing political situation in the House of Commons which – for want of anything better to do and in my capacity as a semi-official observer – I followed at various [...]

December 5, 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

The art of kicking a dead horse

Yesterday afternoon, somewhat at a loose end and suffering from the effects of the first of my annual ‘two colds per winter’, by chance I realised that Southampton were hosting Manchester United in football’s Premiership and switched to BT Sport’s live coverage (commentary by Darren [...]

December 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Fascinating comparisons

From time to time we spot items in the British media that are worthy of being brought to Rusters’ attention, hence my post today. If we are to believe the ‘popular’ scientists who either present TV/radio programmes or pitch up as experts on the internet and/or in the media, it is [...]

November 28, 2018 // 0 Comments

Start from here? We certainly don’t want to end here

With apologies to Rusters of a nervous disposition, today I return to the subject of Brexit following the continuation of the Prime Minister’s intense not to say frenzied campaign to convince the country of the splendid nature of her ‘deal’ with the EU in advance of the UK’s departure from [...]

November 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

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