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.

The Mystery Here Is The Child…

…and why they should be allowed custody of one: A man beat his partner up after their toddler mistakenly opened their dog’s Christmas present. Yes, I had to read that twice too. Prosecutor Cathrine Kioko-Gilligan told Hull Crown Court the…

Those Who Can, Do…

…those who can’t, teach. Even if they can’t pass the bloody test!   And those resitting the skills test for the second and third time will no longer have to pay to retake the assessment. Which means the taxpayer picks…

Socialism You Think You Can Sell….

Suzanne Moore’s inner authoritarian comes out to play: I feel that we must prevent disease where we can, and that vaccination should be compulsory or we will slip backwards. Yes, you can’t sell socialism to the Great British Public, but…

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…