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.

Pray, Pray For The MPs!

Jess Phillips doesn’t feel safe at ‘work’… One of the doorways which leads straight from the chamber of the House of Commons demands that you stand in a very narrow winding stairway waiting to descend in to the packed lobby.…

Drains On The Economy…

Devastated friends of Daniella Obeng, 32…said the mother-of-one was forced to look for work overseas after her benefits were cut. She had been living with a brain tumour and epilepsy meaning she suffered ‘silent seizures’. But Ms Obeng, from Manchester,…

Not Just Deaf, But Also Tone Deaf…

Deaf people – those whose preferred language is sign and belong to the capital D “Deaf community” – have had to fight for their rights, language and culture against this oppression. In that context, the strong feelings of an unrepresentative…

“The NHS Needs Foreign Specialists…”

“…to screw up the simple procedures that the native born doctors won’t screw up!”: Gnanmurthy Kugan, the cardiac registrar on duty during the night of June 2, applied the pressure bandage. Dr Kugan wrapped Mr Gander’s thigh in two extra…

Compare And Contrast (Yet Again)

When Carl Sinclair saw a drug addict try to steal his car as his wife and three children slept in his Doncaster home, he grabbed a lump hammer, rushed outside in his boxers and punched the burglar to the floor.…

They Came, They Saw…

…they said ‘No thanks. This isn’t for us’. And the progressives are stumped: Aleks Szczerbiak, a professor of politics at the University of Sussex, said: “It was long assumed that young Poles would come to the west and become more…

Council Priorities…

Blackburn with Darwen Council is seeking designation as a ‘Breastfeeding Friendly Borough’. It’s executive board last week agreed to take measures to secure official approval for the title. …what, you thought it was all cleaning the streets & keeping the…