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 Victimhood Poker Destroys Lives…

Najeeb Nazir and city councillor Mohammad Aslam were ordered to pay £12,000 two years ago to a woman who claimed she had been a victim of sexual and racial discrimination. But now, in a dramatic U-turn following an appeal, the…

The Inconvenient Anniversary…

Jonathan Freedland thinks it’s time we all put 9/11 behind us: When the artist Art Spiegelman told his story of 9/11 in a graphic novel, he called it In the Shadow of No Towers. It was an arresting thought, the…

Rent Seeking In The Psych Ward

Children should be screened for anxiety disorders to prevent them developing severe mental problems in later life. Says who? … according to Professor Hans Ulrich Witten, lead author of study of the state of Europe’s mental health. Ah. Right. I…

I Must Get My Eyes Tested…

…because only two of the children in this story photo (the two on the left) look even remotely ‘obese’: ‘They picked on us because of our size to start with and they just haven’t let go, despite the fact we’ve…

With Friends Like These….

Are tobacco companies abusing freedom-of-information laws by asking for the raw data obtained by academics studying teenage smoking? Well, Maurice, since you’re director of the UK Campaign for Freedom of Information, why don’t you tell us? I mean, you’re surely…

Technology – Yr Doin’ It Wrong…

Oh, I do love it when a newspaper announces a technological use, and gets it wrong. I love it, because it happens so often… Pensioners on mobility scooters could be tracked by satellite as part of radical plans to use technology to…

Spoilsports R Us..?

For 15 years the children of Wychwood Primary have entertained themselves with crates given to them by the local milkman. Countless numbers of imaginery (sic) cars, ships and dens have been made out of the 25 crates. Oh, gawd! You…

Raising Better Sheep…

A tenant has been evicted from her home after repeatedly refused to clear up her eyesore garden. Hurrah! It’s not, after all, as if she wasn’t given every opportunity to not be evicted… Last year, she was warnedthat if she…