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.

Rent Death-Seeking

Stephen Habgood (chairman of the national suicide prevention charity Papyrus) in the ‘Guardian’: Coroners are understandably reluctant to reach a verdict of suicide. Many families who have lost loved ones to suicide, particularly when the deceased are their children, do…

Fake, But Accurate?

German police “shook their heads in disbelief” at the way the events of New Year’s Eve in the city of Dortmund were reported by right wing outlet Breitbart News, it has been reported. Officials have joined the chorus of condemnation…

Moral Blackmail Is Legal, After All…

While disabled toilets have become more common than they once were, a sizeable minority of disabled people still can’t use them. That’s because they require specialist equipment, including a hoist, and, ideally, a changing table suitable for adults so their…

“Because We Need To Keep You Compliant, Peasants…”

Insp Fergus Caulfield, from the Castle Point and Rochford community policing team, has spoken out about the use of social media to draw attention to crime amid a recent increase in burglaries on the island. Spoken out in favour, I…

Maybe The RSPCA Should Handle Baby Adoptions..?

A cat breeder suffers ill health, neglects her animals, the RSPCA swoop: Many of the cats had illnesses including flu and eye infections, with seven of them so sick they had to be put down by a vet. The RSPCA…

Impossible Standards

West Sussex Trading Standards and Sussex Police branded the cot, which had been endorsed by the National Childbirth Trust, “unsafe and dangerous” when the side was half down, the inquest heard. Bednest has since modified the design to stop the…