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With an apology for droning on

As this rather eventful year draws to a conclusion it seems to me that the latest overnight media reports upon developments in the Gatwick Airport drone attack incident, specifically the news that the police have admitted the possibility that there may never have been a drone at all – Sussex [...]

December 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

And they used to call the back end of summer “the silly season” …

The impression that the world has gone plumb loco is difficult to avoid at the moment, especially if like me you’ve been watching the ‘drone attack’ developments at Gatwick airport on the 24 hour news channels over the last couple of days. On top of the Parliamentary chaos and paralysis over [...]

December 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sometimes I wish people would just listen to themselves

It is not yet 1.00am as I begin typing. I have already been at my computer for an hour with Radio Five Live’s Steven Nolan Show in the background discussing – yes, you’ve guessed it – Brexit and specifically the notion of holding a Second Referendum as a way of resolving the current chaos, [...]

December 17, 2018 // 0 Comments

Don’t worry, be happy …

When it comes to the really big issues – e.g. such as instances of life imitating art, or perhaps vice versa – the world can sometimes get its knickers in a twist. We have all heard real or apocryphal tales of screenwriters submitting to Hollywood producers diligently-researched and [...]

December 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

With apologies for going there

By now most Rusters will be aware both of my thesis that the UK Establishment (covering politicians and the supposed ‘great and good’) is comprised primarily of arrogant, self-interested, pompous bounders whose regard for democracy and indeed the vast bulk of the population is essentially [...]

December 12, 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

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

KARAMBA! I have finally come to my senses …

[I begin today’s post with my usual disclaimer/declaration of interest. I’m a political agnostic who has long believed that the Establishment class are little more than condescending, self-interested, ‘holier than thou’, Snakes & Ladders game-players who love the sound of their own [...]

November 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

And now, the end is near/And so I face the final curtain …

After recent events, not least culminating in everything that has occurred hour-by-hour since the Prime Minister unveiled her [is it her infamous Chequers Deal made real… or Chequers Minus Minus Minus  … or Chequers Plus Plus … or even nothing resembling the Chequers Deal at [...]

November 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

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