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Who are we – and what are we doing here?

Beginning my daily review of the news websites this morning I was still reflecting upon last night’s Channel Four documentary Moon Landing Live broadcast at 8.00pm which I happened to watch in the company of a forty-nine year lady and my son Barry who is thirty-seven. It was a fascinating [...]

July 21, 2019 // 0 Comments

Not waved, but drowned

From me today no comment at all on the latest on Brexit, the Tory Party leadership contest, or the anti-semitism problems of the Labour Party – we’ve all had enough politics to last a lifetime during the past three years. Instead, another “hats off” to one of my favourite [...]

July 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

Making sense of it all

In this modern era of “fake news” – the blurring of lines between what is fact and what is not, even to the point of nakedly-apparent transparency of any incident that takes place being publicly described as an instance of either A … or indeed, e.g. by another supposed news source, as an [...]

July 13, 2019 // 0 Comments

Hooray Jimmy!

Reluctant as I am to return to the cause of our current political paralysis [Brexit, a hung House of Commons, the Tory party leadership election and Labour’s crisis over items such as Leave/Remain, anti-semitism and Corbyn’s leadership … and please do add your other favourite examples here] I [...]

July 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

Nothing ever changes

If there is any principle or lesson at all to be taken from either ‘live political party leader candidate group debates’ or their General Election equivalent (the ‘Party leaders duke it out’), it is not just that they’re a complete waste of time, but that – as night follows day [...]

June 19, 2019 // 0 Comments

And then there were … er … is it six?

With Boris Johnson as the early runaway leader in both the opinion polls and the first round of the Tories’ stage-by-stage voting system, attention has recently turned to the inevitable next phase in which the rest of the field brave enough begin vying to stay in the race by  braying about their [...]

June 17, 2019 // 0 Comments

Hey ho …

This may surprise you – as to an extent it does me – but I have no particular view one way or the other on the ‘Marmite’ figure of Boris Johnson as a prospective Tory party leader and Prime Minister. The way I see it, given where the country has reached over the Brexit crisis, for good or [...]

June 16, 2019 // 0 Comments

And a quick one from me …

It’s a funny old world, but then we all knew that already, didn’t we? At the moment – well, as of midnight though things may have changed by the time I post this – yesterday we had the results of the first round of the Tory leadership contest, the Change UK party has had to change its name [...]

June 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

You have to smile in times like these

I don’t know about you but, as a life-long cynical observer of the world of politics, in a masochistic sort of way I have always enjoyed the efforts of Fleet Street scribes who – in keeping with the public mood as identified and roundly bemoaned by professional politicians in the chaos [...]

June 11, 2019 // 0 Comments

Another irony of it all

Today, I’m coming straight from the “stuck record” department of the Rust and at the calculated risk of potentially boring our readers once more by returning to the subject of the ongoing Brexit impasse. It remains – as it has throughout – my view that the heart of the [...]

May 31, 2019 // 0 Comments

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