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.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Nanny Bans E Fags


Oh dear, not content with trying to ban the smoking of fags indoors, Nanny (in the form of WHO) is trying to ban the use of e fags indoors as well.

For why?

WHO claims that the fumes are marginally toxic to bystanders.

Pish posh!

Short of using an e fag with a plastic bag over your head I doubt that these devices are anymore dangerous than aerosols or car fumes (sorry car fumes are way more dangerous, but WHO don't seem to be doing anything about banning cars!).

In fact, even the anti smoking lobby thinks that WHO is talking bollocks. Hazel Cheeseman, director of policy and research at Action on Smoking and Health, in the Telegraph said there was "no evidence of any harm to bystanders from use of these devices".

The WHO report is another example of bollocks science, used by single issue fetishists to support their political agenda.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Nanny Hates Fags - But Loves Money

As loyal readers know, Nanny absolutely hates fags and does her level best to stop us smoking.

However, not all in Nanny's garden is as rosy or as clear cut as that. Ladies and Gentlemen I present HM Treasury's open consultation on Minimum Excise Tax.

In brief Nanny is worried that we are smoking less, and that when we do smoke we are smoking cheaper stuff (eg roll ups).

For why is she worried?

The less we smoke, and the cheaper we smoke, the less tax revenue she raises!

AHA!

The solution?

A minimum excise tax that would increase Nanny's profits from our smoking. The document then goes on to explain how that would work, and how much extra revenue it would generate.

Hypocrisy?

Nanny?

Never!

One amusing point though, despite the document covering all manner of fag type matters (eg roll ups and counterfeits etc), it fails to mention the effect on the market of e fags. Rather a serious omission I would say!

Anyhoo, those of you who want to help Nanny out of a financial hole should do the decent thing and start smoking 20 cigars a day; for Queen and country!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Nanny's Heart Attack on a Plate

I was gemused, and heartened, to read that at least one of Nanny's hospitals still allows people (staff, patients and visitors etc) a degree of choice wrt what they can purchase to eat within its confines.

Ninewells Hospital in Dundee, where doctors treat stroke and heart attack victims, has within its boundary an establishment that sells a “fry-up” pie (a pie with bacon, sausage, black pudding and beans, with an egg on top) for £1.50.

Unsurprisingly, one of Nanny's chums (Prof Mike Lean, former government adviser, and chair of human nutrition at Glasgow University) wants it banned because he regards it as a heart attack on a plate.

Maybe so, if one ate these pies everyday. However, as an occasional indulgence it will do no more harm than stuffing many other types of food down the gullet. Additionally, given how depressing hospitals are, the hapless patients/visitors/staff need something comforting to eat once in a while.

Professor Lean hates it, and is quoted by the Telegraph:
It should never be anywhere near a hospital. It is laden with fat, salt and without a vegetable in sight. There should be strict guidelines for all food sold in hospitals.” 
It is not compulsory to buy one, and there is ample choice of fruit and low fat foods within the walls of the hospital.

We should be allowed some freedom of choice!

FYI, Professor Lean is wrong about a pie being a heart attack on a plate. The photo at the beginning of this article is of one of my Saturday night fry ups (accompanied by Red Stripe and bread and butter), that I indulge in every so often (now that's a heart attack on a plate!); I haven't keeled over yet!
 
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Friday, August 22, 2014

Nanny Bans Brighton Station Piano


In February of this year I wrote a cynical piece about a proposal by Peter Kyle (prospective Labour candidate for Hove) to install a piano in Brighton station.

I noted that commuters would be better pleased with an improvement to services etc.

However, time moved on and a piano was indeed installed. I was proved wrong and commuters, it seems, really rather enjoyed tinkling the ivories etc.

Sadly Nanny, in the shape of Brighton station bosses, has now decided that the piano isn't quite right.

For why?

This I find to be rather odd because it's a farking railway station in one of Britain's leading seaside resorts, does Nanny not know that the station is rather farking noisy anyway?

Methinks the decision is more to do with the crap, and widely ridiculed, queuing system that was created when new ticket machines were installed.

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Auntie Vexed Over Tattoo Discrimination


Oh dear I see that Auntie has got herself into a tizzy over tattoos and people's prejudices about them.

In a very lengthy and worthy article, Auntie asks if anti tattoo discrimination should be illegal.

In a perfect universe mankind would not have any prejudices at all, and we could all worship what we wanted, wear what we like etc.

However, in the real world like it or not people (both consciously and subconsciously) form judgements of others based on appearances, behaviour etc etc. Whilst some of these prejudices have been legislated against, it is nigh on impossible to legislate against every form of prejudice as there are simply too many of them.

Given the current state of the world, surely Auntie has more important things to fret about than tattoos?

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Prats of The Week - Sainsburys

Congratulations to a Sainsbury's store in Holborn, that thrust itself into the maelstrom of the Middle Eastern conflict on Saturday.

Fearing an attack by anti Israeli protesters, the store manager removed all the kosher products.
Colin Appleby, a customer was quoted by the Telegraph claiming that a staff member defended the decision, saying:
"We support Free Gaza."
All very well, maybe....except not all kosher products come from Israel; indeed many in that store were from Poland.

The removal of kosher products therefore does not target Israel, but targets people of the Jewish faith (who doubtless have a broad spectrum of views about what is happening in Gaza at the moment).

Were Sainsbury's to follow through on its own "logic" and "moral" stand, it would also presumably remove all Halal food as a protest against ISIS.

Suffice to say, once this nonsense appeared on Facebook, Sainsbury's backtracked and put the food back up on the shelves.

A spokesman for Sainsbury's said:
"It was an isolated decision made by in a very challenging situation. It was chilled food and he was simply trying to preserve it.

It was the manager's decision there and then – not company policy at all. A decision was taken by a store manager faced with a challenging situation outside the store.
Prats!

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Monday, August 18, 2014

Family Guy Cameron

David Cameron

In the bad old days of the Labour government all policies were "vetted" for their impact on children; ie Nanny wanted all departments to be child centric.

Now that we have a coalition, nothing has changed. Cameron is now calling for all government policies to pass a "family test".

Nanny Cameron is of the view that parents and children are too often overlooked and can be left worse off by reforms. As from October, every new domestic policy "will be examined for its impact on the family".

As per the BBC:
"I want every government department to be held to account for the impact of their policies on the family."
Ugh, this is nothing more than a rehash of Labour's child centric policy which achieved bugger all aside from increased bureaucracy.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Salt Is Safe - The Joy of Salt


As loyal readers know, I have written many times about Nanny's obsession with the amount of salt that we eat. In fact the very first article I published, on 18 September 2004, was about salt.

Anyhoo, moving on to 2104 and it seems that some people have finally realised that salt may in fact be not as harmful as Nanny would have us believe.

A study conducted by Dr. Salim Yusuf of McMaster University's Population Health Research Institute in Hamilton, Ontario notes that the amount of salt most people consume is okay for heart health — and too little may be as bad as too much.

As loyal readers know, on the assumption that your kidneys are working and that you drink water the body is perfectly capable of sweating/urinating any excess salt out of the system.

Indeed, when I was a nipper I would eat large chunks of slat from a sea salt block that my mum would buy and have me grind up for the salt jar. I am in tip top condition, and haven't seen a doctor since 2000 (and that was only for a medical for a job)!

Dr Yusuf is quoted in the Mail, quite rightly noting that some people make a nice little earner from anti salt campaigning:
"There are those who have made a career out of promoting extreme sodium reduction that will attack us,' he said. It's better to focus on healthy lifestyles and overall diets instead of a single element, 'and that is something everyone can rally around."
Suffice to say Dr Yusuf's findings have been criticised by Nanny's chums within the scientific community.

The reality is, that if you are healthy and have a decent fluid intake then your body will handle it.

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