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Election debate report

As a Rust commentator upon politics I felt it my duty to watch last night’s television debate chaired by David Dimbleby from Westminster’s Central Hall on BBC1 in order to bring readers my latest report from the General Election front-line. [I should perhaps begin with my traditional disclaimer [...]

April 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Election-watch report

Monday night is a dreadful night for television-viewing, probably because the main terrestrial channels have budgeted to spend all their cash over the weekend and therefore – both because they’ve run out and imagine that people are tired of vegetating on their sofas – they transmit nothing of [...]

April 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Confronting the past

Yesterday I popped down to visit my father – at whose gaff huge quantities of extended-family photographs and mementos are stored – to rendezvous with my daughter, who was on a mission to seek out image of herself and her brother as young kids. This was further to her aunt’s engagement of a [...]

April 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

A disaster, but who takes responsibility?

Here’s a link to a worthy and worrying article by Jonathan Owen on the website of The Independent today, on the vexed subject of the overall cost of PFI initiatives as established under both Tory and Labour regimes – see here – THE [...]

April 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

That’s it, I’ve had enough

I’m supposed to be covering politics for this organ – and have been doing my best to keep up on a daily basis with what’s been going on in the campaign the better to do it in a General Election year – but, to be honest, with only about four weeks until 7th May I’ve begun to lose the will [...]

April 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

How it comes across

Yesterday I went to my health club in the cause of my fitness regime – well, I say that, but in reality it is a weight-loss/vanity campaign. It is also one that is becoming increasingly frustrating because, despite my best efforts, I have stalled at the same weight for the past three weeks. [...]

April 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

Election betting

So far in the electoral campaign I have read both in the Rust and elsewhere much on policies and personalities but little on what I believe to be the most reliable predictors of all, the bookies. So the editor asked me to take off my green jacket and put a towel over my head to enlighten readers on [...]

April 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

A slice of political chat

Last night I popped over to see my brother and his family to discuss a family issue and the conversation swung to the forthcoming UK General Election, specifically last week’s ‘Seven Leaders’ TV debate. The topic of the importance of voting – and the rights and wrongs of the UK political [...]

April 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

A wake-up call … but for what?

The fall-out and speculation caused by the televised ‘Seven Leaders’ debate on Thursday evening continues to dominate the news media. I don’t sense that this is a five-day wonder, either. The pundits, based upon political surveys and polls – both supposedly independent/impartial and those [...]

April 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

Up All Night

Well somebody had to do it on behalf of the National Rust – last night, having downed my evening meal and a large slug of vodka and tonic, I switched my television to ITV at about two minutes to 8.00pm, took a deep breath and prepared to watch the General Election’s 7-person leaders’ debate. [...]

April 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

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