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About Miles Piper

After university, Miles Piper began his career on a local newspaper in Wolverhampton and has since worked for a number of national newspapers and magazines. He has also worked as a guest presenter on Classic FM. He was a founder-member of the National Rust board. More Posts

The dictatorship of the cycling brigade

Every stout and upright member of the British public over the aged of fifty will be familiar with the notion that the 21st Century’s “woke” Generation X do-gooders have a regrettable supposedly politically-correct stranglehold over the thinking and policies of the craven UK [...]

July 30, 2021 // 0 Comments

It will get worse before it gets better

IS IT FOOTBALL, OR ACTUALLY A SECTION OF THE BRITISH POPULATION, THAT IS THE PROBLEM? Sitting my editorial suite in Rust Towers was an interesting experience once J.S. Bird’s strident post yesterday on the aftermath of 2020/2021 Euros tournament had “hit the airwaves”. It would be [...]

July 14, 2021 // 0 Comments

Now they’ve caused a crime wave …

The Rust‘s reputation as one of the media’s great campaigning organs continues to grow. Since the weekend, when we first ran a story on the twin threats to to the future of human civilisation of cycling and e-scooters, our mainstream colleagues have been falling over themselves to [...]

May 26, 2021 // 0 Comments

Still leading the world

Last weekend, despite its dedicated finance research team’s best efforts, once again your editorial board breathed a collective sign of relief when The Sunday Times Rich List hit the news stands without mentioning the Rust or its multi-layered off-shore ownership details. We continue to take [...]

May 25, 2021 // 0 Comments

Back to normal and the land of no return

Three days into the UK Government’s supposed “pathway back to normality” from the Christmas 2020 Covid pandemic lockdown – and with its intended 21st June “final escape” now seemingly under threat from the Indian variant of the virus currently causing concentrated outbreaks in the [...]

May 18, 2021 // 0 Comments

Confusion grows as time goes by

In terms of the fundamental conflict between what has made the human race tick since pre-history (not least naked common sense) on the one hand – and the fashionable crackpot ‘woke’ concerns increasingly being taken up by campaigning members of what is known as ‘Generation Z’ [...]

May 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

That eternal question – what’s the BBC coming to?

I begin my contribution to this organ today by admitting that it is fashionable these days to criticise the BBC. In fact – arguably – it has always been thus, to the point where some veteran Beeb insiders peddle the line that, if on any remotely controversial topic they’re taking [...]

May 2, 2021 // 0 Comments

A win-win for nobody?

Like I suspect many sports fans, over the last few days I’ve been watching developments in football’s European Super League debacle at one remove with something like “rubbernecking” fascination. At one remove because I’m not a particular devotee of football – I’ve never been a [...]

April 21, 2021 // 0 Comments

What’s it all about?

My subject for today – illustrated by two examples – is the vexed one of how the human race copes with life on a planet with finite resources on the one hand and apparently infinite complications upon the other. I grant you that’s a hell of an opening statement but there’s no particular [...]

April 17, 2021 // 0 Comments

A new dawn begins

Yesterday after lunch, on the eve of the first major step out of “lockdown”, I went for a two hour walk in south-west London, first alongside the River Thames and later into Richmond Park. To be frank, as I compose this post I’m personally still somewhat hazy as to what today’s new Covid-10 [...]

March 29, 2021 // 0 Comments

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