Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
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Saturday, June 04, 2005

Nanny Bans Canopy

Danger UXDThe Duke of Norfolk has got into a bit of a row with his Roman Catholic bishop, The Right Rev Kieran Conry, over the abolition of a centuries old tradition.

It seems that the bishop has had an attack of Nannyitis, and has decided to remove an ornamental canopy from the Corpus Christi procession from Arundel Cathedral to the castle.

The canopy has been in use, without incident, since the 1880's. However, the bishop has decided that it now represents a health and safety hazard.

Apparently, if newspaper reports are accurate, the Duke exploded; that in itself, I would have thought, was also a health and safety issue!


  1. It's a good thing that there were no HSE officials during the night of the Trials or at Calvalry.

  2. I can just imagine it, it would be like something from Monty Python.

    "Sorry mate, can't have that there Messiah carrying that cross y'know."

    "Why not ?"

    "Might do 'is back in. Then there's splinters and what if he drops it on the crowd ?"

    "Well, how about we stone him ?"

    "Nah! Might 'ave someones eye out."

    "Hanging ?"

    "Risk of rope burn."

    "So what do we do ?"

    "Could 'ave 'im stand there 'til he dies of boredom."