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.

Brave New (Tech) World…

Martha Lane Fox has a dream… Perhaps, as I have worked in the internet sector my whole life, I view things through biased eyes. But it seems to me that our digital economy must be at the centre of all…

The Fairer Sex…

Female serial criminals will be helped to put a stop to their trail of offending after a windfall of Government cash. The money will be spent over three years in Sussex to crack down on the number of repeat offences…

Never Explain, Never Apologise

HGV driver Clive Taylor, from Astley Bridge, sent The Bolton News a picture of an overspilling bin in Vernon Street and says it has become a common sight around the town since the streamlined bins were introduced last year. And…

Voices From A Doomed Society…

Several hundred Swedes have joined Islamic State militants in recent years, making the country second only to Belgium as a source of European recruits to the “caliphate”. “I can understand why people are asking whether Sweden has been too open,…

It’s Not ‘Your Share’…

Dial, based in Southernhay, Basildon, is the latest south Essex charity to go after Basildon Council withdrew crucial funding. Jan Stevens, the charity’s boss, said: “We are very, very upset. We are due to shut at the end of April.…

“Feed me, Seymour. Feeeeeed me!”

People need appropriate and affordable options or they just won’t be able to take care of themselves. So whines Lyndsey Jenkins, in the ‘Guardian’, because prescriptions for gluten-free food are coming to an end. Gluten-free spaghetti in my local Sainsbury’s…

‘Usual Suspects’, Eh?

When the news came in about a ‘hate crime’ on an asylum seeker, the Left went into overdrive: Even politicians paused from stuffing pies into their cavernous maw to attack their usual suspects: It was, of course, all the PM’s/Brexiteers’/white…

Never, Ever Learning Lessons….

A report from Essex County Council’s health overview committee analysed the increasing national and local trend in the prevalence of obesity in children aged four to 11. The analysis showed in Basildon and Castle Point obesity was prominent, particularly with…

Consequences…

London’s emergency services are struggling to meet a new crackdown on emissions from Sadiq Khan, it can be revealed. There are more than 800 police, fire and ambulance vehicles that will breach the ultra low emission zone rules if the…