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.

Ahhh, Brighton…!

A group of homeless men who have set up home on a golf course are threatening any intruders to their makeshift camp with legal action. Wha..? The men have been sleeping in archways on the pitch and putt course at…

That’s Why Waterstones Are Failing…

…they aren’t ‘aggressively commercial’ enough: James Daunt, managing director of Waterstone’s, told The Bookseller: “It’s disappointing, to say the least, that a very British institution is driving readers away from local libraries and high- street bookshops. In an environment where…

What’s Going On In Bournemouth?

A senior Bournemouth council officer was suspended and allegedly escorted from the town hall after speaking out against the council’s controversial outsourcing deal with Mouchel. Tell us more… Chief accountant Stephen Parker emailed all councillors before a crucial meeting on…

Do You Fear Choice?

John Middleton (or as Tim describes him, this ‘scumbag idiot Marxist’ ) on the awful consequences of choice: A crowded train is delayed for hours; when it finally arrives the public address announces: “Thank you for choosing Virgin trains.” An…

Accident Waiting To Happen….

The sun shone as children in one Oxford community headed outside to reclaim their street. Campbell Road in Cowley became the first place in the city on Wednesday to benefit from the Bristol-based Playing Out project. The scheme helps residents…

Sorry, Lincolnshire CC….

….but we have raised a generation that just won’t wait: The authority’s consultancy services manager John Monk said: “We’ve seen for ourselves quite a lot of young people walking across the crossing without looking, which is a concern. “The crossing…

Welcome To Bath!

Visitors travelling through Bath Spa Station at the weekend were checked for alcohol, weapons and drugs as part of an initiative to crack down on city centre trouble. Yes, you got that right. All visitors – not just those that…

Punishing The Wrong Targets Again…

Town centre benches have been removed in a bid to deter drunks from gathering in a busy shopping area. Hyndburn Council chiefs made the decision to temporarily remove benches at the entrance to Accrington Market Hall after a violent incident…