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Over the past thirty years the issues associated with the long-term effects of an elite sporting career – particularly those of head injuries – have gradually assumed an increasing importance. It is stating the bleedin’ obvious to record that life itself is potentially dangerous – [...]

August 20, 2021 // 0 Comments

The curse continues to gather pace

Spotted overnight upon the media websites: another example of the latest fashionable “woke” madness – the drive to promote ridiculous pastimes like cycling and e-scootering, loosely in the supposed cause of saving the Earth from the effects of a man-made carbon emissions [...]

August 19, 2021 // 0 Comments

A sense of proportion, perhaps?

From time to time, it seems to me, events or developments both at home and around the world remind us of the variety and randomness of each individual’s life chances, opportunities and indeed whatever are deemed to be our “human rights”. In the past week I have seen – on the one hand [...]

August 18, 2021 // 0 Comments

An inconvenient development

Some regular Rusters will be aware of my occasional brushes with “the long arm of the law” over my tendency as a driver of motor vehicles to pay slightly more attention to the condition of Britain’s roads – and the activities of those using them – than I do to whatever “speed [...]

August 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

Never going to say “I told you so”, but …

Here follow two reports spotted on the internet overnight relating to one of several ongoing Rust campaigns seeking to try and highlight the lack of common sense being applied to life as it is lived in the 21st Century with all its cow-towing to diversity, political correctness, [...]

August 16, 2021 // 0 Comments

A happy encounter

Marylebone High Street is a thoroughfare where you pretty much know you will bump into someone. Thus I always allow time for the chance encounter. I had booked a table for myself at the Austrian restaurant Fischers for 6-30pm. Not having met anyone, as I approached the restaurant I was thirty [...]

August 12, 2021 // 0 Comments

“What’s Going On” (as Marvin Gaye would have sung)

I’m glad I’m not a politician – it’s got to be one of the most unenviable jobs known to man (or woman), notwithstanding the fact that there are (and will always be) those who are inexorably drawn to taking their chances at standing for public office and indeed becoming an MP – and then [...]

August 10, 2021 // 0 Comments

Get behind our campaign now!

There is no secret about the fact that the Rust observes the world from the perspective of those who are just slightly beyond the first flush of youth, arguably a viewpoint that is seriously under-valued (not to say ignored in many respects) in the 21st Century. Which is a tangential way of [...]

August 10, 2021 // 0 Comments

Thinking the unthinkable

Last week brought media reports of a new study undertaken by Professor Willie Stewart at the University of Glasgow which apparently demonstrates that professional footballers who play in defence for ten to fifteen years are five times more likely to suffer dementia that the general population, [...]

August 5, 2021 // 0 Comments

One-all … and one to go

Family events conspired to prevent me watching the entirety of the rugby union Second Test match yesterday between South Africa and the British & Irish Lions in Capetown as I had originally planned. I did not reach the sanctuary of home until just before half-time last night and made an [...]

August 1, 2021 // 0 Comments

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