Nanny and her friends like to give the impression that they care about those who are less well off than themselves. On occasions she tries to offer the needy some scraps from her table.
However, this little exercise in philanthropy is not as simple as it first may appear.
Nanny's chums, in the House of Commons Refreshment Department, have been trying to donate leftovers to charities for the homeless.
The charities, for their part, would be very happy to accept the scraps from the rich man's table.
However, there is one slight problem.
Nanny's health and safety rules prevent the charities from accepting food prepared in the House of Commons kitchens.
Now I don't know about you; but our beloved politicians seem to look reasonably well fed, and free from life threatening stomach disorders, on their diet from these kitchens.
Don't you think that a little bit of common sense could be applied here?
How about this for a radical suggestion?
If the food cannot be taken to the needy, why not take the needy to the food; and invite them to the dining room of the House of Commons?
This would give them the opportunity to meet their elected representatives.