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Swimming against the tide

Someone else will have to determine whether true Rusters are old-fashioned, out of touch, fuddy-duddies who want the world to stop spinning so that they can get off, or whether from time to time we have rational and worthy points to make about the way the world is developing. However, if being [...]

June 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

Those were the days

Nostalgia is a wonderful thing – if you can think back that far – and, as my kids keep reminding me, as my short-term memory fades by the day I shall probably soon be able to recall the Sixties and Seventies better than what happened last week despite the old counter-culture, rock [...]

June 12, 2018 // 0 Comments

The facts of sporting life

On the subject of female sport and the general (absurd) drive to ‘increase diversity/equality’ by pretending that all women’s sport is at least as important as men’s and should therefore be given equal billing, radio/television coverage and indeed money … Here’s [...]

May 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Between how we see ourselves and how others do

At some point in our lives most people begin to wonder about their size, heath and fitness and then perhaps whether or not they can be bothered to diet or exercise in order to improve their self-confidence and/or body image. That’s assuming, of course, that they’re not in the group that thinks [...]

May 11, 2018 // 0 Comments

Direct from the “Give me strength!” department:-

For those Rust readers who marvel with bemusement at 21st Century ‘Millennial snowflake’-fuelled political correctness and other ‘right on’ liberal causes … You know the sort of thing I’m talking about – e.g. ‘competitive sport should be banned [...]

May 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

Just when you thought it was safe

For as long as I can remember here on the Rust we have featured the absurdities thrown up by media reports upon innumerable academic research projects that have been conducted into the most ridiculous of subjects and/or survey results that seem to have come up with the most ludicrous of [...]

May 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

I’m adopting King Canute’s approach

Today I am prompted to resume my occasional role as chief Rust correspondent on the onward march of gender equality by two developments. First among these was the recent taking over of Radio Five Live, hitherto the haven of those of us who primary waking hours’ interest is dominated by news and [...]

May 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

Where we are all going

Yesterday I witnessed on television an item about the official unveiling of a statue in Parliament Square of – no doubt a great lady – the Suffragette Millie Fawcett who thereby became the first female ever to be so honoured. Many thousands were present on this memorable occasion and, on the [...]

April 25, 2018 // 0 Comments

Up and down, or is it the other way around?

One of the semi-taboo and largely unspoken aspects of moving inexorably towards the last third of human life – or perhaps that statement is untrue in these modern ‘let it all hang out’ days of social media confessions ‘going viral’ (if that’s the right term) – is that the oft-joked [...]

April 21, 2018 // 0 Comments

Getting a grip

There was a time not a few moons ago when, as a matter of editorial policy, a group of Rust contributors informally agreed among themselves that wherever possible – in the interests of balance, fairness, harmony, understanding and perhaps even revenue protection/development(!) – they [...]

April 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

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