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.

Life Changing Decisions

Wales is the first UK country to introduce such a law and those breaking it face prosecution and an unlimited fine. Local authorities are the primary enforcement bodies but police may also be involved. The Labour-controlled government said that as…

Sympathy Level Approaches Zero…

A City IT worker who lost both of his legs after falling through the gap between train and platform on his commute home is suing for almost £2 million in damages. Did a carriage floor give way? Abellio is fighting…

Meet The New Cressida Dick….

…every bit as useless as the old Cressida Dick: Michelle Skeer was criticised by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) over the ‘unstructured and disorganised’ probe into the 13-month-old’s death in December 2012. This was the Poppi Worthington case. You…

When Money’s No Object…

The PAC deputy chair, Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown, said: “The Ministry of Justice took an all-singing, all-dancing approach to what could have been a relatively simple procurement exercise. The evidence to support a wholesale transformation of the tagging system was weak…

Peelian Principles…

It is the voice-activated device that millions of Britons use to play music, order groceries or check on the weather. Now police are exploring whether an Amazon Echo could be used by victims and witnesses to report crimes without getting…

Cause Of Death: Political

Well, lord knows, I’m not the biggest fan of Teresa May, but I doubt she’s King Herod! What’s behind this headline? Barry Kushner, Labour cabinet member for children’s services, said babies in poorer parts of Liverpool were 50% more likely…