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.

Only £5000..? That’s Restraint!

A business management student who pretended to be a Grenfell Tower victim’s son to get £5,000 and free hotel stays was jailed for 18 months today. Mohammad Gamoota, 31, claimed he was living with his father on the 24th floor…

Bin Wars, Dutch Edition!

Refuse collectors in the Netherlands are being followed by close protection officers after getting the power to issue red and yellow cards to force householders to properly recycle. I wish I could say ‘You couldn’t make it up’, but there’s…

A Familiar Pattern…

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Maxine de Brunner rose to the very top of the Met… A woman? Why, of course she did! …but retired suddenly after a career touched by a string of scandals. A diversity project? Why, of course she…

Spare The Rod, Spoil The Child?

Daryl Sampson, 29, used a hunting knife to stab his dad Robert Sampson in the ribcage, puncturing his heart, near a bus stop in Crookbarrow Road in Norton, near Worcester, on November 16 last year. Sampson had denied murder, claiming…

The Very Definition Of Futility

Annabelle Forbes, 21, of Rosemead Hostel, Hastings Road, Southend, assaulted PC Farnsworth and PC Smith in Southend while they were on duty. She admitted the offences and was sent to prison for eight weeks because magistrates felt she exhibited “disgusting…

Revolution In Brighton…?

Residents from a number of streets in the Kemp Town area of Brighton expressed their growing concern about the rising number of houses in multiple occupation (HMOs) in their area at a public meeting on Friday night. The meeting, which…

All Hail The Mighty NHS!

Alan Sledmere lost his wife of 24 years, Shirley, on November 6, 2016 from a perforated gallbladder. Just three days before she died, Mrs Sledmere, from Sidcup was taken to Queen Elizabeth Hospital with severe abdominal pain, but was sent…