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.

Some Are More Equal Than Others…

Oxford City Council is consulting on plans to introduce parking charges at six city parks, with motorists facing charges of between 50p and £10. But the council says people working at its depot in Marsh Road can apply for free…

A Rather Interesting Development…

Laura Williams, 23, was a passenger in her boyfriend’s Mini when it was hit from behind by Giles Furnival and sent crashing into the central reservation on the M25. Furnival, who failed to tell the DVLA he was epileptic, was…

Sickening…

A few weeks ago, the subject of the law on euthanasia was raised and debated on blogs, such as Anna Raccoon’s piece here, as a result of the Terry Pratchett documentary. Many people welcomed it, many people regarded it as…

The (Tinted) Glass Ceiling…

Kwame Kwei-Armah, the actor and playwright, claims that there is a ‘glass ceiling’ for black actors in Britain. Really? Shame he said that just as ‘Luther’ returned to our screens… “There is a strong sense among black actors that there…

It’s Your Own Fault, You Know…

Police warned people to be wary of using expensive phones in public following a spate of street robberies. Officers are receiving reports of at least one mugging a day in Southend, Rochford, and Castle Point and have stepped up patrols.…

Clashing Rights…

The father of a 12-year-old boy who hanged himself in his York bedroom says he is planning to challenge a coroner’s handling of the inquest. Mike Wilson said he was “very disappointed” by York Coroner Donald Coverdale’s decision not to…

How Do Schools Have Time For This?

More than 2,000 schoolchildren chanted and waved banners as they took to the streets in a march against dangerous drivers this morning. Pupils from Mill Hill, Hendon, Cricklewood, Edgware and North Finchley were among tens of thousands of youngsters across…

”If we could talk to the animals….”

…it’d be a horrific abuse of their rights. Apparently…. Monkey World director Dr Alison Cronin has launched a stinging attack on the research of a visiting American academic and has urged students in the south to boycott her lecture. *gets…