Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Nanny's League Tables Are Bollocks


Kudos to Nanny for managing to screw up even further her school league table system, that was already regarded by many (including Nanny herself) as being bollocks.

Nanny, in an attempt to make exams etc more "challenging" and "relevant", has altered what goes into her league tables.

Unfortunately, one type of qualifications that are excluded are International GCSEs. Which is ironic, because these are regarded as being more demanding and challenging than UK GCSEs.

The result being that those schools who seek to stretch their pupils by having them sit IGCSEs find their results excluded from the table.

Step forward Britain's leading independent schools, that now find themselves at the bottom of the table. My own alma mater (Dulwich) indeed resides at a leisurely 3864 towards the bottom of the table.

In short the table is bollocks!

Now if only Nanny hadn't got rid of O and A levels we wouldn't be in this mess, but hey hoh!

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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Prats of The Week

Kudos to the organisers of a conference on breastfeeding for making prats of themselves..

The conference, entitled “Shifting the Curve - Sharing the Challenge Breastfeeding Summit”, claims that it is "open to everyone who works with children and families" and aims to “remove some of the barriers” about breastfeeding. 
 
So far so good, except that when mothers asked if they could breastfeed their babies at next month’s conference at Edinburgh’s Murrayfield Stadium, they were told by officials that this would not be "appropriate”. 
 
There's irony for you!
 
However, following a hoo hah it now seems that breastfeeding will be allowed after all.

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The Educational Value of Risk



Those of us of a certain age will doubtless recall the Ladybird books that showed children how to conduct unsupervised science experiments, craft models with matches and build rudimentary electric motors etc etc.

In order to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the brand, 200 original Ladybird illustrations are on display at the Ladybird by Design exhibition at the De La Warr Pavillion in Bexhill-on-Sea from January 24 to May 10.

The illustrations show children playing with matches, whittling with a knife and dipping their fingers in boiling water.

Other illustrations show them lighting a fire using a magnifying glass, stripping batteries, whittling wooden propellers and using tongues to make an electric circuit. 
 
All done without the use of adults, safety goggles, gloves or hi vis!
 
Halcyon days!

Sadly none of these activities are allowed by Nanny anymore, as such children are being deliberately dumbed down and made into timid risk averse adults.

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Advice To Benedict Cumberbatch

As per the Mail.

In a statement, British anti-racism educational charity Show Racism the Red Card said the term 'colored' is now outdated and has the potential to cause offence.

It said:
"Benedict Cumberbatch has highlighted a very important issue within the entertainment industry and within society.

Appropriate terminology differs from country to country; for example, we know that in some countries the term 'colored' is still widely used, and that in the US the term 'people of color' is quite common.

The lack of representation of people from black and ethnic minority backgrounds within certain industries in the UK is an issue which needs addressing.

We are pleased that Benedict has spoken out in support of more appropriate representation and of the views of actors and campaigners like Lenny Henry.

In doing so, he has also inadvertently highlighted the issue of appropriate terminology and the evolution of language.

Show Racism the Red Card feel that the term 'colored' is now outdated and has the potential to cause offence due to the connotations associated with the term and its historical usage.

Appropriate terminology differs from country to country; for example, we know that in some countries the term 'colored' is still widely used, and that in the US the term 'people of color' is quite common.

During our work with young people in schools throughout England, we discuss appropriate language to use when describing people of different skin colors and backgrounds and explain why the term 'colored' is no longer the best way to describe someone."

In the US and in Britain, 'colored' was widely used until the 1960s, when it fell out of favour and was replaced by 'blacks' and 'people of color.'

The term 'colored' is now widely regarded as offensive, except when talking about the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

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Monday, January 26, 2015

Nanny Kills Common Sense


My thanks to a loyal reader who pointed me to an appalling example of Nanny nonsense, emanating from Legoland in the Trafford-Centre.

Legoland has a policy of banning adults without children from the attraction (on the principle of guilty until proven innocent).

For reasons best known to itself it also decided to apply this policy to Simon Thomason a 40 year old man with cerebal palsy and with the mental age of seven, who used to enjoy visiting the centre with his carer. As such his annual pass will not be renewed next year when it expires, even though he has been going there for 7 months.

Mr Thomason would be allowed in if he went with a child, but he is sadly not capable of looking after himself (let alone a child) without a carer.

A spokesman for Legoland is quoted by the Manchester Evening News:
"Our policy not to permit entry to groups of adults, adult couples, or lone adults, regardless of circumstances, who are not accompanied by a child or children under the age of 16 is we believe therefore appropriate and the best way to constantly maintain a welcoming environment for our young visitors.

We make no apologies for this policy and believe it to be reasonable and appropriate, and one on which we make no exceptions.

That said, we also very much appreciate the continuing appeal that Lego has for all ages, and it has never been our intention to deny access to our adult fans, or cause distress to anyone.

That is why we regularly host evening events specifically for adults in order to showcase specific attractions within the centre and these are very well attended.

We hope very much that all adult guests will join us at one of these sessions and we are sure that he would very much enjoy it.

However if an evening event is difficult for him to attend then if his family make contact we would be happy to agree a time when one of our managers is available to show him around.
Nanny has killed common sense!


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Friday, January 23, 2015

Plain Fag Packets - Fag Off!



I am ungemsued to see that Nanny is bringing forward her daft plans to make fag packets "plain" (lest the current "bright and colourful" ones tempt people to smoke).

In the event Parliament approves this harebrained scheme, plain packets will be on the shelves by 2016.

This proposal of course is bollocks:

1 It will make packets look "cool" (less is more)

2 It will spawn a whole new industry of designer fag packet containers (similar to mobile phone covers)

3 It will be a boon to the smugglers and counterfeiters.

This of course could be a massive PR stunt (akin to The Sun), one day after plain packs appear on the shelves topless packs are then introduced!

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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Exercise Less


I am gemused to see that Nanny's advice that we should do 150 minutes of exercise a week, has been castigated in the BMJ as being unrealistic.

Instead of setting a target that many (eg the elderly) can't achieve, researchers argue that doctors should set more achievable targets of small increases in activity (especially for those who currently do fark all exercise).

Prof Philipe de Souto Barreto at the University Hospital of Toulouse, advises people who are sedentary to make small incremental increases in their activity levels - rather than pushing to achieve current goals.

He points to previous studies which show even short periods of walking or just 20 minutes of vigorous activity a few times a month, can reduce the risk of death, compared to people who do no exercise.

In the second article, Prof Phillip Sparling of the Georgia Institute of Technology, says doctors should tailor their advice - particularly for older patients.

He suggests using GP visits for people over 60 to discuss "realistic options" to increase activity - such as getting people to stand up and move during TV commercial breaks.

Suffice to say, Nanny is having non of this backsliding nonsense!

Prof Kevin Fenton at Public Health England, is quoted by the BBC:
"Everyone needs to be active every day - bouts of 10 or more minutes of physical activity have proven health benefits, but getting 150 minutes or more of moderate activity every week is the amount we need to positively impact on a wide range of health conditions. 

This includes reducing the risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes."
It is farking pointless of Nanny to stick rigidly to the 150 minute formula, if people are put off from doing anything at all if they are told that they MUST do 150 minutes a week in order to save themselves from diseases!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Drinking Prevents Heart Attacks

Hoozah!

Research carried out by the Harvard Medical School, has found hat middle-aged men who have up to seven drinks a week are 20% less likely to develop heart failure later in life compared to teetotallers.

The same drinking levels were also associated with a 16% reduced risk in women.

Even those drinking two or three drinks a day had the same rate of heart failure as non-drinkers.


Professor Scott Solomon, of Harvard Medical School in Boston, is quoted by the Telegraph:
"These findings suggest drinking alcohol in moderation does not contribute to an increased risk of heart failure and may even be protective." 
Hoozah!

Crack open those bottles!

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