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I’ve just had an idea

As I was waking from my slumbers overnight I heard a mention on Up All Night – Radio Five Live’s ‘through the night’ programme on this occasion hosted by Dotun Adebayo – (or indeed it may just have been during a news bulletin being reader by a male person just before said programme began) [...]

November 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Well, whaddya know?

We all accept that world sporting bodies – just like national governments – have to spend a great deal of their time treading a balance between principle and practicality. Whether it is better to ‘play ball’ with pariahs in the hope that exposure to the rest of us will [...]

November 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Here we go …

Former Tory Prime Minister David Cameron has a lot to answer for and will go down in history for it. No doubt if he could have the chance to re-run the day he thought of instigating the 2016 EU Referendum – and indeed every party whip, and every MP in the House of Commons at the time of the vote [...]

October 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

On our choice of political leaders

[Before launching today’s treatise, I’m going to issue a disclaimer. The fact is that a subject theme suddenly occurred to me and I’ve now come to the keyboard with no particular idea where it’s going to lead. In short, I’m embarking upon some improvised riffing and therefore I must [...]

October 27, 2018 // 0 Comments

A Saturday march – and a few thoughts

As an avowed cynic on the subject of the Western World’s hypocritical political and Establishment elites [query – are they not the same thing?] steeped in their (lip-service only) approach to the inconvenient principles of ‘democracy’, I trust that Rust readers will understand and feel [...]

October 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

The illogicality of rational thought

As any fule no, on the vexed issue of Brexit the UK newspaper The Independent is a Remainer. For the last six months or so it has also been running a campaign for a second Referendum entitled “#Final Say” which it publicises every day, not only by calling for a petition to be signed [...]

October 14, 2018 // 0 Comments

Looking on the positive side …

Having deliberately refrained from addressing my favourite subject (you can file it under the general heading Cynicism Towards Everyone Who Has Ever Been Involved in Politics) in recent months, I return to it today following a dinner party I attended recently at which the future of the globe became [...]

October 9, 2018 // 0 Comments

Some things and people are just beyond the Pale

As has been my wont for over thirty years – along with others of a similar bent – I played in an informal annual golf tournament yesterday. The participants are an eclectic bunch. Some have been pals for all this time, some are friends of regulars picked up at some point along the way and [...]

October 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Coming into the home straight …

I begin my post today by apologising to Rust readers for addressing the current and bizarre state of politics in the UK, dominated as it is by the vexed issue of Brexit, of which – I’m sure in common with a large section of the British public – I am fed up, weary and heartily sick. There’s [...]

September 30, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Conference season merry-go-round begins

The annual autumn political party conference season is upon us. I state as much for those who might thus far have missed it – and that could be most of us because the Liberal version has already been and gone to nil effect, but what’s new about that? Currently the Labour equivalent is cranking [...]

September 24, 2018 // 0 Comments

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