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, January 06, 2005

Nanny's Travel Agency

Nanny's Travle AgencyNanny loves to travel, nothing gives her greater pleasure than to leave the wet and windy shores of Britain and jet off to an exotic sunny location for a bit of "R 'n R".

Her pleasure is more than enhanced when these trips, and the accommodations, are provided gratis by a foreign businessman or politician. Nanny feels that the bonding she achieves whilst on holiday with these people is invaluable.

Anyhoo, Nanny is concerned that some of her friends are not always afforded the opportunity to lead the life that she leads and to experience the pleasures that she experiences.

In view of this, she has decided to set up a travel agency for her "special" friends. This agency will act much like a dating agency, it will aim to match people with similar outlooks and backgrounds and place them in an exotic locale; so that they may bond, and gain a better understanding of each other.

Nanny's travel agency has had its first successful trial run, by matching Newsnight presenter Kirsty Wark with one of Nanny's friends in the Scottish Parliament Jack McConnell (Scotland's First Minister).

They spent an idyllic time together, with their families, in Kirsty's villa in Majorca during New Year.

This holiday doubtless ensured that they strengthened their already close bonds.

Those of you with long memories will recall that Kirsty's company, Wark Clements, was awarded the contract to make a documentary about the dismally overbudget Holyrood parliament (£500M actual against a budget of £40M). Wark Clements then refused to hand over tapes to the Fraser inquiry into the spiraling cost of the project.

MSPs expressed concern about the role Mr McConnell played in this row last year, when he refused to support a bid to order them to be handed over.

So you see, Nanny's travel agency does help people gain a better understanding of each other; it also strengthens bonds, and ensures that they can work together in harmony.

Those of you wishing to sign up to Nanny's travel agency may be in for a disappointment, I am afraid that it is only open to her "special" friends in politics and the media.

3 comments:

  1. If you lived in Singapore, the Mother of All Nanny States, you would have so much more material for your blog.

    Singapore is the famous nation where chewing gum is banned; 20% of your salary is compulsorily deducted for your retirement savings; all local newspapers are owned by one company (of which the government is the majority shareholder); oral sex (gay or otherwise) is technically punishable with life imprisonment; the government advises the citizens on the number of children they should bear; and 18-year-old male citizens are required to bear arms in the military but are not permitted to watch sexually-explicit movies.

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  2. Kirsty Wark was also appointed to the committee of the great and the good that judged the architectural competition for the Scottish Parliament building by Jack McConnell's predecessor (and by extraordinary coincidence, another personal friend of hers!)Donald Dewar.

    As you may know, the eventual winner, Enric Miralles was disqualified at an early stage of the competition but was later reinstated, despite the fact that he didn't have the requisite insurance.

    See for example this:
    http://www.sundayherald.com/38502

    Fishy.

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  3. As you may know, the eventual winner, Enric Miralles was disqualified at an early stage of the competition but was later reinstated, despite the fact that he didn't have the requisite insurance.

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