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.

“Feed the birds, tuppence a bag…”

Ooooh, that Mary Poppins! She’s cruising for a hefty fine! Leaflets are to be sent to every house in Portsmouth telling people not to feed pigeons and seagulls. Portsmouth City Council’s environment department has come up with the scheme as…

Dress Codes Again…?

Following on from Longrider’s post on Harrods, I find this in a local newspaper: Female visitors to a community event were ordered to cover their shoulders by the Muslim organisers.Staff at the Noor Ul Islam Summer Fete, which took place…

Rent-Seeking Defending

Claire Sandbrook is a busy girl; an authorised high court enforcement officer, a former under sheriff of Surrey, chief executive of Shergroup and the author of a number of books on civil enforcement matters under her belt, she’s now worried…

Cue The OUTRAGE!

A businessman has been told to hire staff who speak good English… What!?! Call Trevor Phillips! Mobilise the activists, stat! …before he can sell alcohol. Oh, hang on… Bektas Kara wants to reopen York Place Convenience Store in York Place,…

Market Forces…

Dominic Coyte (a cheese monger (Ed: No, really!)) of nearly twenty years who co-owns the Borough Cheese Company has a beef with the administration of the market: In recent years Borough Market in Southwark, London, has not always been attracting…

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…