Author: JuliaM

Angry about the state of my country, I started commenting in about 2004, and finally blogging for myself in 2008, and so, here we are! I blog as 'JuliaM' though at CiF and other sites, my handle is 'thylacosmilus'. Don't worry, I only bite fools and leftwingers.

More Women as Magistrates!

Hurrah..? A majority of magistrates are women but the sustained increase in their numbers may be concealing a reduction of social diversity on the bench, the national chair of the Magistrates Association has suggested. The latest statistics show that 54%…

Because They Don’t ‘Love Animals’…

…they hate people: Billed as the ‘Animal Magic of the 21’st Century’, the 15-part series is due to air on Monday and features real creatures with computer-generated mouths to give a realistic impression that they are actually talking. Beginning in…

Not Five Loaves And Two Fishes..?

Reverend Chris Lewis, chair of the East Side food bank at Mount Zion Baptist Church, in Swansea, told The Independent that the number of families referred to the food bank last Friday was twice as high as average. “We got…

But…But…But My Cheap Labour Force!

The impact of the EU referendum on recruitment in catering, farming and the NHS has already been well documented. Now spare a thought for celebrity dog owners — who are facing a shortage of canine groomers. Oh noes! Calamity! Won’t…

If At First You Don’t Succeed…

…well, then it’s just time to give up! Mihal Dobrev, 37, of East Hanningfield Road, Rettendon, was charged with murdering Denis Petkov just before midnight on Saturday, March 11. He had denied the charge at a previous court hearing. However,…

The Burning Tower Of Babel…

We should not assume that everyone would like to speak English in an emergency. London W11 is where all parts of the globe meet to form a very unique and special part of the capital. Is Lily Allen concerning herself…

It Might Sound Harsh, But This Is A Good Thing

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) said that despite an above-inflation increase in the “national living wage”, low-income families were falling further behind a minimum income standard. The thinktank said less generous in-work benefits had made life tougher for all low-income…