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Pause (cause even) for thought

Here’s a disturbing article by Andreas Whittam-Smith (the first-ever editor of The Independent) on the ‘cluster’ of  paedophile clergymen in one parish that I spotted today on the website of – THE [...]

March 26, 2018 // 0 Comments

It may get worse before it gets better

Life is tough in England’s rugby Premiership – I call in evidence the fact that, based upon most recently-published results, just one club made a profit – despite some arguing with not a little justification that the major teams not only operate a cartel via the [...]

March 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sometimes things come to you in dreams

I awoke this morning and suddenly it came to me in a flash. It probably won’t work of course – partly because these things never do, and partly because I’m in the happy position of knowing virtually zilch about my subject this morning (Inheritance Tax issues) – but [...]

March 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Recommended pieces spotted in today’s media

Here’s a list of items on today’s media pages that might be of interest to Rust readers: Here’s an interesting take on probably the biggest internet/politics scandal to break so far this year. Julia Carrie Wong – writing from San Francisco – on the issues arising from [...]

March 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Andrew Marr Show

The Andrew Marr show may be BBC’s flagship political programme and required viewing for many but in true contrarian Campion-Brown fashion I don’t like it. Why? Firstly it is too focused around the presenter. Aside from the title and a tv screen that reads ‘Marr’, the programme begins [...]

March 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

Just getting on with it

I’ve blogged previously about my weird sleep patterns so some of what follows Rust readers may already be familiar with and bored by. It happens to be 11.56pm on Saturday evening as I begin typing and that’s largely because, having gone to bed at 7.30pm, I awoke again at 10.20pm. My normal [...]

March 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

A upgrade that has certainly worked

Yesterday to the Public Records Office at Kew in order to begin a new research campaign on subjects in both WW1 and WW2 respectively, this in advance of recce trips upon both to the continent and then informal group tours that I will be making later this year. I’d guess it has been about eighteen [...]

March 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s a mad, mad world

At a Rust editorial meeting last week – yes, we do have them! – one of our longer and more intense discussions was on the general state of the planet. It’s an irony in this modern oh-so-politically-correct-world that knocking anyone beyond a certain age is perfectly fair game for anyone [...]

March 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

The problem with modern technology (and consumer affairs)

You might think this is a true story – and I couldn’t possibly comment, which is one of the reasons that I shall do my best to keep it short and to the essence (and will probably fail). I reckon I don’t ever watch more than a tenth of the number of television channels I am supplied with [...]

March 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

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