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.

Nothing To Hide, Nothing To Fear..

Teaching assistants at Shooters Hill Sixth Form College have voted to go on strike “for up to a week” to protest disciplinary observation at the school. What on earth is ‘disciplinary observation’…? The school brought in a new training programme…

Employee Of The Year!

And if that’s not a real award, it should be. And it should go to Steam employee Erik Johnson: ‘The harsh reality of this space, that lies at the root of our dilemma, is that there is absolutely no way…

The NHS, Folks….

It is understood he worked at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust and Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust. Both trusts said they were fully aware of Mr Nair’s background and that he adhered to the conditions of his employment.…

God Bless America!

Gregory Vaughn Hill Jr, 30, was fatally shot by police who responded to a noise complaint in Fort Pierce, Florida. The 30-year-old was found dead with a gun in his back pocket and toxicology reports showed he was drunk when…

Only £5000..? That’s Restraint!

A business management student who pretended to be a Grenfell Tower victim’s son to get £5,000 and free hotel stays was jailed for 18 months today. Mohammad Gamoota, 31, claimed he was living with his father on the 24th floor…

Bin Wars, Dutch Edition!

Refuse collectors in the Netherlands are being followed by close protection officers after getting the power to issue red and yellow cards to force householders to properly recycle. I wish I could say ‘You couldn’t make it up’, but there’s…

A Familiar Pattern…

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Maxine de Brunner rose to the very top of the Met… A woman? Why, of course she did! …but retired suddenly after a career touched by a string of scandals. A diversity project? Why, of course she…

Spare The Rod, Spoil The Child?

Daryl Sampson, 29, used a hunting knife to stab his dad Robert Sampson in the ribcage, puncturing his heart, near a bus stop in Crookbarrow Road in Norton, near Worcester, on November 16 last year. Sampson had denied murder, claiming…