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, April 17, 2015

Nanny Bans Ginger


My thanks to a loyal reader who sent me a story about Emily Reay, a 17 year old who attends Trinity School Carlisle. She has been told that she cannot return to lessons, until she dyes her dyed red hair to a more 'natural' colour.


Now fair enough that the school has rules about uniforms and appearance etc. Many a schoolkid has had run ins over the decades over hair length, colour, uniform.

However, what makes this story niggle is that (if Emily and her mum are to be believed) Emily has sported that hair colour (and from pictures it is not garish or absurd) for the last three years.

Therefore is the school being a tad Nannyish here?

Opinions welcome.

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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Auntie Has No sense of Humour


Nanny's aged and senile old chum Auntie has for many years displayed a distinct aversion to "cutting edge" humour, or indeed anything risque.

However, as Auntie is now cowed by single issue angry and easily offended people from all manner of religions races and walks of life, she has now taken her anti humour policy one step further.

Chris Sussman, an executive editor for comedy at the BBC, speaking recently at a Bafta event about free speech and television has disclosed the absurd procedures adhered to by Auntie, as executives fear causing a national scandal with an off-key joke.
Saying particular jokes have to go through “quite a lot of layers” to see the light of day, he said some had to be checked personally by the director of television and even Lord Hall himself.

All because Auntie is now extra-wary of causing offence in a post-Sachsgate and Twitter world.

He is quoted by the Telegraph:
"At the BBC, it’s been a difficult few years and I think that is reflected internally in terms of the processes and procedures we go through when we’re making programmes. 

Certainly since I’ve been there it’s been, I would say, a tougher environment than it has been for a while.

To get a certain joke on air, to get a joke approved, we have to go through quite a lot of layers. 

We have editorial policy advisors, we have legal advisors, we have to run jokes past the channel. In certain circumstances they’d have to run jokes past the director of television. I’ve been involved in a programme where it’s gone all the way up to the director-general.” 
It is a fundamental tenet of a free society that people should be allowed to cause offence, as to deny them that right would place society in the hands of single issue fanatics.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Nanny Bans Running

Won't someone think of the children?

Nanny has banned kids from running the playground of Riverview Juniors in Cimba Wood, Gravesend, lest they injure themselves.

Interim co-head of the school Pam Wenban is quoted by the Telegraph:
"We have asked children to refrain from playing a particular chasing game in the playground as we have found the increasing numbers taking part has caused some injuries, including a fractured collarbone. 

We are concerned for the safety of the children and need to stop this particular game until we can establish a safer way for them to play. 

When the weather is dry and sunny children can run and play more safely on the school playing field."
You can no more "establish a safer way" for kids to play, than you can herd cats!

I take it rugby is not played at this school then?

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Monday, April 13, 2015

The Joy of Running - Brighton's Marathon


Yesterday was the Brighton Marathon, in which a gazillion people of all shapes, sizes and levels of fitness put their joints and hearts under severe stress as they ran, walked and limped their way round the city and its environs.

As the runners/walkers/limpers came to the end of their travails many were limping, tending blistered feet and trying to prevent hypothermia getting in by shrouding themselves in turkey foil.

Those health risks aside, I was gemused to see a few light up a much needed fag at the end of the run and draw down the cure all to their woes nicotine and smoke.

So remind me again, jogging etc is meant to be good for you right???

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Nanny's Pollution Hysteria


Nanny's hysteria over Saharan sand pollution has proven to be hysterical hype.
I am sitting on the south coast, both the weather and air quality are perfect!


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Thursday, April 09, 2015

The Sexism of Names


As we endure another month of general Election "fever", spare a thought for the good people of America who are already being wound up for next November's presidential elections (the two parties have yet to select their candidates, so there is that to "enjoy" as well!).

Anyhoo, despite all of the issues facing the USA, it seems that some people are fretting about whether it is sexist or not to call Hillary Clinton:

- Hillary,
- Hillary Clinton, or
- Clinton

McClatchyDC has quite a decent article outlining the angst that some people have on the subject.

Here's why this angst is bollocks:

1 There are some very serious issues facing the USA (and the world), this nonsense is a waste of time/energy

2 Male politicians are also known/branded by their first name, eg Teddy Roosevelt and Boris Johnson

Have these people nothing better to worry about?

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Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Salt Is Good For You


My thanks to a loyal reader who pointed me to an article from the Washington Post that notes that, contrary to the views of the single issue obsessives, low levels of salt intake may be dangerous:
"according to studies published in recent years by pillars of the medical community, the low levels of salt recommended by the government may actually be dangerous.

“There is no longer any valid basis for the current salt guidelines,” said Andrew Mente, a professor at McMaster University in Ontario, who was one of the researchers involved in a major study published last year by the New England Journal of Medicine. 

“So why are we still scaring people about salt?
As I have noted many times before, healthy well hydrated people excrete excess salt via their kidneys and sweat.

Subject closed!
 
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Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Farking Pointless NHS Booze Tool

Nanny continues to be obsessed with our drinking habits.

Is it for our own good?

She would like us to think so, but the reality is that she wants an uberfit workforce to earn money to pay her taxes.

Factoid: Pub licensing laws were tightened up during the First World War so that munitions workers didn't turn up to work drunk, thus ensuring more munitions could be built to kill people.

Anyhoo, moving on to the present day and it seems that some research carried out by Opinium Research found that one in five young professionals in the UK consider themselves to have a drinking problem etc etc.

I am not quite sure whether the research company did this research by special request of a third party, or simply to generate headlines. However, Nanny has come up with a particularly pointless tool to tell you whether you are drinking "too much". Do bear in mind that Nanny operates on a principle of "one size fits all", and always opts for the lowest possible limit (just to be on the "safe" side). In reality, if you are drinking about the same as you doctor or MP then you are perfectly safe.

Those of you who wish to use Nanny's pointless tool can do so here:


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