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.

Valuing Lives…

More than 400 people have signed a petition pleading for leniency in the case of a doctor found guilty of hitting and killing a pensioner while driving his sports car. He must be a hell of a doctor, given the…

The Rise Of Right Wing Art..?

David Hare on….well, I’m not quite sure what, to be honest: Of course, you must expect it: in rightwing times, rightwing art flourishes. Have I missed something? Do we get any examples of this ‘rightwing art’? In the London theatre,…

Some Good News, Some Bad…

The public believes that judges have been too ready to issue gagging orders to enable celebrities and rich business people to protect their privacy, an opinion poll for The Independent discloses today. I can only assume that came as a…

It’d Take A Heart Of Stone…

…not to feel a sense of wry amusement at Amanda Craig’s story: I like the area of north London that I live in – long, leafy roads of semi-detached houses fringed by large estates. My neighbours include artists, minicab drivers, barristers,…

Another Nail In The Coffin….

…of the ECHR? A burglar has claimed his eight-month jail term violates his human right to ‘respect’ for family life. And, just like that, yet more people wake up and say ‘Hang on, this is insanity! Why are our courts…

Organised Crime…

…something we associate with East End villians, or the US Mafia. They make salacious reading, fill the true crime sections of bookstores, and provide the basis for many a blockbuster crime series. The modern reality isn’t so glamorous: When  police watched horrifying CCTV…