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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

Editoral: On Mortality

It is perhaps inevitable that, as time goes by, all sentient species – eventually, presumably – become aware and, if they live long enough, eventually accept that Life is on this planet is not just finite but relatively short in the overall context of the universe. A week or so ago, In [...]

August 5, 2023 // 0 Comments

What is – and is not – equality in elite sport

My effort today – which will no doubt make me few new friends or fans from the section of the community that might self-describe itself as the young, the diverse and/or the “woke” – is a simple statement of some of the factual and indeed inevitable practical issues faced by the general [...]

April 5, 2023 // 0 Comments

The travails of the sport of Rugby Union

Regular readers will be fully aware of the Rust’s somewhat idiosyncratic approach to editorial matters which is why today I make no apology for returning to the subject of the current state of the sport of rugby union generally – and specifically some of the “take aways” from the [...]

March 23, 2023 // 0 Comments

Cyclist-watch latest

In the cause of both keeping our followers abreast of developments in one of our major campaigns and indeed monitoring the modern world generally, this morning I provide Rusters with a link to a report that appeared yesterday upon the website of the Daily Mail. Frankly, no word of introduction or [...]

August 22, 2022 // 0 Comments

A curse upon them all wouldn’t go amiss

This morning I first wish to declare an interest. I am an “all or nothing” type of guy, me. About a dozen years ago a brother of mine rang me up and asked if I’d be interested in joining him and his eldest son – either just out of school or just about to go to university, I [...]

August 18, 2022 // 0 Comments

Reflections – Women’s Euros 2022, the Final

Yesterday, from approximately 4.20pm until its conclusion – joining millions of other Brits and television viewers all around the world – I watched the build-up and then the dramas of England’s epic 2-1 (after extra time) victory over Germany in the Final of the women’s Euros 2022 [...]

August 1, 2022 // 0 Comments

Chums/Simon Kuper

The central thesis of Simon Kuper’s book is that a tiny caste of Oxford graduates of the 1980s took over the running of the country and the origins of Brexit are to be identified there. The clear flaws in this theory are that Nigel Farage and the 52% that voted leave were not educated there. [...]

July 6, 2022 // 0 Comments

The way things are going …

Trawling the internet via the media websites overnight I came upon the following piece on the website of the Daily Mail – as Rusters will appreciate from experience, one of the few newspapers that still allow human beings to “link” their stories to pals and third parties – and considered it [...]

July 4, 2022 // 0 Comments

Finally, the world stops going mad

Although this organ’s mission statement and running themes are well known to its adherents – and we need make no apologies for them – I have been reassured to see that recently the world of sports administration seems, after much hang-wringing and procrastination, at last to have [...]

June 21, 2022 // 0 Comments

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