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Get a life, everybody!

Today I’m coming out of the closet – if that is the appropriate phrase – as a curmudgeonly old fascist git. We hear and read plenty these days about how “woke” the modern world has become (or is it just the Millennials, or even our “Generation X” youngsters as a group, that is being [...]

March 24, 2021 // 0 Comments

Another milestone on the road back to where we were?

This is an important day. At some point the Prime Minister is going to formally announce his heavily-leaked “road map” by which the UK will gradually emerge from Covid-19 Lockdown 3 and ascend to the sunny uplands of its post-Brexit prosperity and world domination. Or possible not. Overnight I [...]

February 22, 2021 // 0 Comments

This far in it’s boring to listen to nonsense

Maybe the travails of Lockdown 3 are getting to me, or maybe my senility rate is accelerating, but recently I’ve begun to notice that my ability to tolerate Covid-idiocy in any form – not least rent-a-mouth “so called experts” being invited on the national media programmes to spout lunacy [...]

February 17, 2021 // 0 Comments

Reflections upon an unwelcome milestone

Yesterday the UK had to come to terms with the sobering news that our total number of deaths so far due to the Covid-19 virus has just passed 100,000. From memory I can recall that one of our boffin masters – almost certainly either Professor Chris Witty (chief medical officer) or Sir Patrick [...]

January 27, 2021 // 0 Comments

In praise of Sri Lanka

Amidst all the hoopla of a two win victory, Joe Root’s batting feats and Jimmy Andersen taking 6 wickets in one innings, only Steve James in The Times and  James Milton in The Racing Post have noted the emergence of that continuing line of Sri Lankan spin bowlers from Muri to Hersth – who [...]

January 26, 2021 // 0 Comments

The view from here

Your correspondent has recently been inactive in terms of contributing to the Rust primarily because he has been busy on intensive but boring domestic/administrative matters of little consequence which has prompted him to shelter under our magnificent guiding editorial principle that “If you [...]

January 24, 2021 // 0 Comments

A secret Christmas Day mission

Yesterday I duly completed without incident my pre-announced illegal early morning expedition to visit my daughter and family in an area of the country that since – at one minute past midnight (i.e. into Boxing Day) – has now joined mine in Tier 4 of the Government’s latest localised [...]

December 26, 2020 // 0 Comments

A man’s gotta do what a man’s gotta do

These days almost anything one is told, discovers on the internet and/or can think of for ourselves can be so strange and apparently counter-intuitive – after this much flaffing about, endless Government U-turns and collective national pain – that it barely causes the needle on the dial of [...]

December 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

Stuff happens

Yesterday, in furtherance of his quest to return to work urgently after a three-week trip to the UK (14 days of it spent in quarantine), I took my son Barry to Terminal Five at Heathrow so that he could catch the one available flight that was going to Madrid. Or rather, I didn’t do that. The [...]

December 8, 2020 // 0 Comments

Between Lockdowns and New Year

A slightly bizarre start for me yesterday as I had got my Covid-19 information and dates mixed up. I thought Lockdown 2 was finishing at midnight on 2nd December (or possibly a few second past it?) and therefore that the first day of post-Lockdown … or is it “Tier-Time”(?) … was to be [...]

December 3, 2020 // 0 Comments

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