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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

Then and now – is it really progress?

The subject of how society evolves over time is a complicated thing, especially when you’re an oldie. Not least because you can remember the days when things were different and you just got on with it. Particularly when it comes to social attitudes and humour, because they will always only be [...]

April 2, 2018 // 0 Comments

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more …

There has been a period of relative radio silence from me over the past two months – primarily about my ongoing fitness campaign – and so today I thought I’d provide an update. In short, recently there hasn’t been one (a fitness campaign, I mean). As sometimes happens with the careers of [...]

March 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

It’s complicated …

Hands up all bog-standard average guys born before 1965 like me – sports loving, liberal with a small ‘L’, tolerant (‘live and let live’), likes a drink down the pub on a Friday night and the odd bet on the gee-gees, grew up in the days when men and women behaved like [...]

March 7, 2018 // 0 Comments

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