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Politics – the art of fiddling whilst Rome burns

A slight departure for your author this morning as I veer off-piste in order to address the thorny issues of Defence and Politics which – in normal circumstances – I would normally leave to those more intelligent or indeed interested in them than myself. In doing so I am making neither a bid [...]

January 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Another fine mess

Life is unfair. You get born – wake up – and find that either you’re the third son of a Duke of the realm and discover that everything is presented to you on a plate and you’re never going to have earn a living … or you’re the fourth son of a couple living on state benefits in a sink [...]

January 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

Exterminate! Exterminate!

Yesterday – partly by happen-chance, partly by design – I watched the beginning of The Andrew Marr Show on BBC1 from 9.00am. I then deliberately turned to a different channel, any channel (it doesn’t matter which one it was then, or now) at roughly 9.35am, about two minutes into [...]

January 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

Wonders will never cease

In these modern 2st Century days, in which someone like Donald Trump can not only become a candidate for the post of US President but actually gets himself elected, I guess there should be nothing that surprises anyone. Given my long-held cynicism towards those who are attracted to and/or inhabit [...]

January 5, 2018 // 0 Comments

Feck them all

Loathe as I am to add yet more Brexit angst, pain, boredom and what I’d term “Huh? So bloody what?” to Rust readers’ lives, let along my own, I’m afraid the desire to do so overtook me in the wee hours of this morning when – by habit I’m afraid – I went to the website of The [...]

December 17, 2017 // 0 Comments

It ain’t going to be pretty

I’m quite intrigued by the travails of Damian Green, First Secretary of State and Minister for the Cabinet Office only since last June, currently embroiled in an alleged ‘he watched porn on his House of Common office computer back in 2008’ scandal, which of course – as we all know – [...]

December 2, 2017 // 0 Comments

Treading a careful line

My post today springs from my reaction upon reading a report penned by Roisin O’Conner that appears on the website today of – THE INDEPENDENT (I feel should begin by declaring my inadequate qualifications for my position as occasional Rust musical correspondent. The fact is that, [...]

November 3, 2017 // 0 Comments

Time to strap yourselves in, folks!

Okay, so these are pretty weird times in both British and world politics – so let’s review where we’ve got to, shall we? BREXIT IS A COMPLETE DISASTER Whether we blame that pompous Eton-educated Tory posh boy David Cameron for promising the UK electorate an In-Out EU Referendum – either [...]

October 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Get over it!

I must apologise today for returning to the vexed subject of Brexit. There are of course new reasons – and indeed reports or comments upon on old reasons – for doing so almost on a daily (or even more frequent) basis. However, I do get irritated by the small but significant number of [...]

October 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

What is … and what isn’t … so

My subject today is a wide one – I am trying to cover various aspects of race, racial discrimination, inequality in life chances – all from the stance that it is (and/or would be) a ‘good thing’ if everyone in life succeeded according to their potential, talent, personal ambition (drive) [...]

October 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

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