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.

The Royal ‘We’, Is This, Christina?

Christina Patterson on the rise of the ‘right wing’: Last week, at a literary party, I talked to a very handsome writer. “What we need,” he said, after taking a big swig of champagne, “is conviction politicians.” I wasn’t quite…

The Market Will Provide…

For most slimmers a visit to the local takeaway is an absolute no-no. But not if you live in Padiham, where a chippy has started serving up dishes for dieters alongside fish and chips. What?! Is this some new council…

You’re Never Alone With An E-Cig!

Oh, one for Leg-Iron, I think! Smoking with friends in a huddle outside bars or with colleagues on a break from work has always been sociable. But a new electronic cigarette has been made for the social networking generation with…

Save Us, Lib Dems, You’re Our Only Hope!

Yvette Cooper on the HoL vote on elected police commissioners: The House of Lords vote on elected police commissioners will show whether the Liberal Democrats are really prepared to raise a “louder voice” on their policy concerns, and whether the…

The Tyranny Of Offence-Taking…

A taxi boss has hit out after York council officials told one of her drivers – a devout Roman Catholic – to remove a cross from his vehicle’s dashboard. Oh, right, this is going to be another ‘Ooooh, everyone’s biased…

Punishing The Wrong People…

A court observer said: ‘The judge seemed annoyed at the way the case had been handled and the prevailing feeling was that he handed out such a derisory fine as a means of making his displeasure clear.’ Well, thanks, judge!…

Oh, Great, Uniform Wars…Again!

Yes, it’s the return of the young rebel against the system: Chris believes that forcing boys to wear long trousers during the summer affects concentration and their ability to learn. Chris is twelve. I don’t know when he got his…