Yesterday I noted, see "Tuck Off", that Nanny's ban on traditional tuck food fayre would mean that schools would have to start inspecting lunch boxes.
Well guess what?
Some already do!
Wharrier Street Primary school, in Newcastle, has already instituted this policy. Dinner ladies at the school, acting "under orders", are confiscating "banned" products from pupils' lunch boxes.
Bernadette Doherty, the headmistress, says in an Orwellian fashion:
"This is for the benefit of the children"
Now some of the crafty scamps will of course try to get their daily sugar and fat fix from outwith school premises.
Nanny is trying desperately to stop that, and is using all the laws at her disposal to prevent her rules being disobeyed.
At Thomas Tallis secondary school a fast-food van regularly turns up outside of the gates, and teachers have to watch as children go out and buy chips at lunchtime.
Nanny tried to stop this by invoking her environmental laws and health and safety rules, but to quote a spokesman for Nanny:
"Unfortunately he (the fast food man) was complying with everything and there was nothing we could do."
That statement raises all sorts of concerns about Nanny's approach.
Don't you think it is rather scary that Nanny will bend and twist laws, designed for an unrelated purpose, to try to get her own way?
Nanny doesn't get it does she?
People won't change unless they want to change.