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.

To Think You Went To Journalism School…

…in order to write stories like this: An American actor featured in the Star Trek television series and films has thanked a County Durham drag performer for highlighting a town mayor’s social media posts about gay people and Muslims. I….…

Skilful Deflection?

‘I’m not going to stand here and b***h about the police – but I will b***h about the government and the cuts,’ Mr Phillips said. Really? Then congratulations, Mr Phillips, you’ve been played. Cuts have nothing to do with this,…

Bug Or Feature?

  Last month, the home secretary, Sajid Javid, said that EU nationals would be asked to answer “three simple questions” in an online form to continue living in the UK once it has left the EU. Applicants will be asked…

Wait, Why The Hell Not?

Work and Pensions Secretary Esther McVey has refuted accusations her department routinely scans social media pages to deny benefit claims. Errr, why? And why did she need to refute them? Labour MP Anna Turley made the claim in the Commons…

This Is Why Immigrants Flock To Us…

At least five people who never lived in Grenfell Tower are still being looked after at the taxpayer’s expense more than one year on from the tragedy. Yes, that’s not a misprint. They never lived there. They were just visiting.…

Subverting Democracy…

City Councillor Karen Barford, 47, Labour member for Queen’s Park ward in Brighton, has announced she will not seek re-election in 2019. She said offensive and threatening messages, phone calls and behaviour by members of the public had contributed to…

Historical Accuracy

Toy model manufacturer Revell agreed to discontinue its model of the Haunebu II Flying Saucer, described as “the first object in the world capable of flying in space.” According to the product description, the Nazi aircraft never made it past…

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…