As Easter is almost upon us I thought you would be pleased to know that Nanny has, just like she did at Christmas, stuck her interfering nose into this celebration as well.
It seems that schools across Britain have been ordered by local authorities to abandon the ancient tradition of serving hot cross buns at Easter, so that non Christians won't be offended.
The scary thing here is that we pay these council dimwits a salary.
Can anyone tell me why?
Nanny's friends in the councils are running scared of receiving complaints from non Christian religions.
The morons who run Tower Hamlets have slapped a ban on hot cross buns, after they received complaints about serving....wait for it...pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.
A jackass (I would use stronger words, but it is Easter!) spokesman for the Labour-run council claimed that there had been "a lot" of complaints but did not have a figure.
The spokesman then added for good measure:
"We are moving away from a religious theme for Easter and will not be doing hot cross buns...
We can't risk a similar outcry over Easter like the kind we had on Pancake Day. We will probably be serving naan breads instead."
I'm sorry, call me old fashioned if you will, but isn't Easter a religious festival??
Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong on this!
Liverpool council, which is controlled by the Liberal Democrats, has seemingly told reporters that the symbol of the cross had the "potential to offend"; buns will no longer be served to children.
Despite this ruling, the council confirmed that it will continue to organise special menus to celebrate events as diverse as the Chinese New Year, Italian National Day and Russian Independence Day.
Other councils on the hit list for removal from office, for not serving hot cross buns, include; York, and Wolverhampton both Labour run. Officials in Wakefield, which is also controlled by Labour, have decided it would be more appropriate to tailor the Easter menu to information technology.
"We are not serving hot cross buns at all..Each term we try to come up with a menu which encourages children to think about different issues...
This Easter term we chose information technology and did not even consider putting hot cross buns on the menu."
What were they smoking when they came up with that, I wonder?
Ann Widdecombe summed it up just right:
"These people are silly asses,".
"It would appear that we should know about everyone else's culture apart from our Christian tradition. It seems that anything that comes from an ethnic minority is fine, while anything Christian is wrong...
What can be more innocent than a hot cross bun?
There's no more fun way to explain the Christian tradition to a child and it is not as if eating a hot cross bun automatically makes you a born-again Christian."
I would note that the Muslim Council of Britain called the decision "very, very bizarre..This is absolutely amazing..
At the moment, British Muslims are very concerned about the upcoming war with Iraq and are hardly going to be taken aback by a hot cross bun."
"Unfortunately actions like this can only create a backlash and it is not very thoughtful. I wish they would leave us alone. We are quite capable of articulating our own concerns and if we find something offensive, we will say so...
We do not need to rely on other people to do it for us...British Muslims have been quite happily eating and digesting hot cross buns for many years and I don't think they are suddenly going to be offended."
Given the above, I wonder precisely who Nanny is seeking to serve by banning these buns?
By the way Nanny's chums in the Food Standards Authority believe that hot cross buns are very healthy. On a weight-for-weight basis, the buns contain the lowest amount of sugar and fat; as well as having the highest fibre and lowest calorie content.
The bottom line is this, Nanny has gone mad and must therefore be "retired" immediately.