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.

Watch It And Weep…

So, Channel 4 is to launch yet another ‘fly on the wall’ series, this one focussing on an Essex school: Channel 4’s Educating Essex is the most ambitious observational television documentary yet made in a school. The “bog-standard comprehensive” (in…

How Many Nudists Frolic With A Hoe…

…in an English country garden? Well, at least one: A keen naturist who loves gardening in the nude will stand trial for ‘outraging public decency’ after neighbours complained about seeing him naked. Well, stop looking! It is, after all, his…

The Police Can’t Win, Can They?

A grandmother is living in fear after bullets from a gun fight tore through her home. The rounds ricocheted around Sarah Scafe’s living room and one bullet lodged in her sofa. Her relatives are concerned: Her niece, Sonya Scafe, said:…

Portugal Sounds Like A Paradise…

…so what’s in it for Joana Gorjão Henriques that she welcomes a change to all that? For years, modern Portugal has been struggling to find a way of talking about national identity and race. Has it? Or is that what…

Let The Orgy Of Buck-Passing Begin!

A Westcountry lawyer has spoken of his client’s “horror” after he was wrongly convicted of possessing child pornography before later proving the girls in the images were former girlfriends aged over 18. Whoops! Last week Judge Philip Wassall quashed the…

My Big Fat Gypsy Plantation…

Barely is the ink dry on the press releases about what Laban Tall calls ‘the travellers’  radical new “welfare to work” strategy‘ than the ‘Guardian’  is rushing to pour cold water on this unfortunate episode, lest it taint the upcoming Battle…

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…