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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Nanny Bans St George

Nanny Bans St GeorgeNanny has got her knickers in a twist over St George again.

This time she is getting worked up over the flag of St George, and its supposed racist connotations.

Nanny's chum Anne Owers, the Chief Inspector of Prisons, has banned staff at Wakefield jail from wearing ties pins featuring the Cross of St George.

It seems that she is worried that some of the prisoners residing at Her Majesty's pleasure there, Ian Huntley the Soham killer is one, may feel that the pins are a racist insult.

The reality is of course different.

The pins had been bought by officers to support a cancer charity.

Ms Owers was not moved by this, in a report on the jail Ms Owers said:

"While we were told that these had been bought in support of a cancer charity there was clear scope for misinterpretation.

Prison Service Orders made clear that unauthorised badges and pins should not be worn
."

Nanny should remember the old adage, drummed into me whilst I was studying to be a Chartered Accountant, "substance over form"; ie look at the reality behind the facade.

5 comments:

  1. Banning England's national flag? It looks like Nanny has finally gone off the deep end.

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  2. Anonymous1:01 PM

    It's such a shame a football hooligans (who are really to blame for this) have given our national flag such a bad reputation.

    flip

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  3. Anonymous3:08 PM

    How much more of this cr*p do we have to take?

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  4. slubberdegullion7:07 PM

    It's as much of a shame that on this side of the Atlantic our own warmongering hooligans have given our national flag an even worse reputation. I don't think the Cross of St. George has been co-opted for anything nearly so odious.

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  5. What does it matter what Huntley thinks. He is lucky that we don't still have the death penalty.
    I suppose that if it had been the gold stars of the EU that would have been all right.

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