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Give me strength!

One thing that hacks me off is when ‘the Establishment’ in the Western First World openly displays its contempt for the ordinary man in the street. I’m not a fantasist or idealist – it’s been happening since history, let alone the concept of democracy, began – but my gripe is with the [...]

April 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

Whatever floats your boat?

Religion … political correctness … freedom of expression … faith … enlightened thinking … each to their own … progressive ‘modern’ attitudes … simply straightforward basic human rights … ‘I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it’ [...]

April 18, 2018 // 0 Comments

What’s happening

See here for an excellent piece on the ‘chemical capacity’ raids on Syria by Patrick Cockburn as appears today upon the website of – THE [...]

April 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Another fine mess

The problem with the 21st Century ‘Fake New’ era – or is that’s there’s always been fake news but we ‘right thinking’ people’ (and by that I don’t mean ‘Right wing’ people) kidded ourselves that that the BBC reports the world impartially as it really is? – is that nobody [...]

April 15, 2018 // 0 Comments

Lunch at Blue Beach

Sometimes – often actually – the simple pleasures in life are the best. Yesterday I met Sebastian, a former soldier who decided to make a new life for himself in Nice, and who always has been helpful in advising on Niocis matters. He is our man on the ground and my pleasure to invite [...]

April 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Recommended pieces spotted in today’s media

Here’s a list of items on today’s media pages that might be of interest to Rust readers: Here’s an interesting take on probably the biggest internet/politics scandal to break so far this year. Julia Carrie Wong – writing from San Francisco – on the issues arising from [...]

March 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

The Andrew Marr Show

The Andrew Marr show may be BBC’s flagship political programme and required viewing for many but in true contrarian Campion-Brown fashion I don’t like it. Why? Firstly it is too focused around the presenter. Aside from the title and a tv screen that reads ‘Marr’, the programme begins [...]

March 19, 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s a mad, mad world

At a Rust editorial meeting last week – yes, we do have them! – one of our longer and more intense discussions was on the general state of the planet. It’s an irony in this modern oh-so-politically-correct-world that knocking anyone beyond a certain age is perfectly fair game for anyone [...]

March 13, 2018 // 0 Comments

Marvin got it so right

[Today I am straying beyond the safe and narrow path of my rugby union remit of the Rust and into unchartered and perhaps random and unconnected waters – and so I begin by begging my readers to bear with me on the journey.] Marvin Gaye, shot dead by his own father on 1st April 1984, the day [...]

March 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Is it too late for common sense to prevail?

It think it fitting that I should apologise at the outset for returning to the vexed issue of Brexit – especially when (apart from those who are rabid Leavers or Remainers) about 90% of the people I know or come across to talk to are thoroughly fed up with even the sound of the word, let alone [...]

February 22, 2018 // 0 Comments

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