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.

Oh, Canada!

Heather Mallick, columnist for the Toronto Star, is having apoplexy: Imagine being me, being asked by the Guardian to explain why my nice country, famously full of people who spend their days hewing wood and drawing water amid a stream…

Required: The Wisdom Of Solomon

A deaf and blind teenager is refusing to go to school after teachers banned her guide dog from the dining hall. Molly Watt, 17, says she was left to eat lunch alone in a separate room because another pupil who…

Seriously, Who Ever Even Looks?

Catherine Johnson writes stories for screen and books for children. And she’s complaining about something. What, you ask? Well, I’d better let her tell you that… It seems like a boom time for black literature and drama. Tiny Sunbirds Far…

Britain’s Gilded Youth Speaks…

In her police interview Miss Elliott, who has been vocal in trying to save Greenwich University’s threatened Philosophy course, said: ‘I am sorry, I don’t have those morals. ‘If it was mugged off somebody then that is wrong, but I…

“The best lack all conviction…”

‘…while the worst are full of passionate intensity.’ The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats In the comments to Sean Gabb’s piece on Saturday, Stadtler draws our attention to a young man’s account of this incident on the London Tube:…

Here We Go Again….

…with yet more ‘Something must be done….for the children!’ legislation: ‘In memory of our son we will also be pushing for UK legislation to introduce safety measures, for instance fencing or child-safe pool covers for all in-ground pools.’ And is…

Climbing Aboard The Media Tiger (Pt III)

Three cheers for headteacher Ms Sylvia Stronach! Sylvia Stronach banned 120 children aged between seven and 11 years from talking in the canteen because the noise levels had been ‘horrendous‘ and made it an ‘uncomfortable place to be for both…