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.

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…

Strange Comment…

This one: The robbery occurred on Thursday at 6.50pm, just before the 7pm service.Detective Sergeant Paul Langley of Accrington Police said Rev Leech accepted that it was opportunistic crime and that she wasn’t ‘targeted’ because of her church connections. Would…

Hard Realities…

…Diane Bamber needs to heed them: The so-called ‘shield run’ involves officers covering a distance of 500 metres in less than two minutes, 45 seconds while wearing full riot gear and carrying a shield. But when Inspector Diane Bamber, 51,…

A One-Way Conversation…

Zohra Moosa (women’s rights adviser at ActionAid UK) in CiF: There was a great turn-out last night at the pro-choice meeting that Jess McCabe and Sunny Hundal organised. The discussion was wide-ranging, with some excellent speaking from Diane Abbott MP,…

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…