Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Nanny Bans Tinsel

Nanny Bans TinselIt's funny how things that we have taken as being harmless over the years, can take on a new and dangerous form once Nanny has got her teeth into them.

One such innocent object, now classified by Nanny as dangerous, is tinsel.

Gill Pyatt, a headmistress at an unnamed school (if anyone knows the name of the school, please can you let me know), has banned her pupils from wearing tinsel in their hair at Christmas after a student accidentally scratched her eyeball.

However, according to the rumour mill, Ms Pyatt plans to ban all Christmas celebrations at the school.

According to Metro, some parents claimed that they were told Christmas would not be marked at all this year because of the large number of Muslim pupils.

What a silly thing to do.


  1. A friend of mine recently composed this marvellous ditty, and it is shared herewith with you:


    They’re trying to take away Christmas.
    They say it’s politically correct
    to banish the story of Jesus,
    So the Muslims and Jews can’t object.

    No sixpenny bits in the puddings
    upon which the children might choke.
    Or for adults who chomp through the brandy
    to find that their molars have broke.

    ‘Winter lights’ hang in the High Street
    ‘cos ‘fairy lights’ upset the gays.
    And mass that is read out at midnight
    Is heard through a drink induced haze.

    No Santas allowed in the grotto
    Red suits and white beards aren’t in style
    Because Ho-Ho-Ho said to a child.
    Might mean he’s a paedophile.

    Is it safe to buy turkey for dinner?
    We’re scared about avian flu
    And nuts whose shells don’t carry warnings
    For allergics all ready to sue.

    The crackers might sound like explosions
    Which might give poor Granny a fit
    So there’s nothing to say about Christmas
    Except “Thank you for banishing it!”


    Absolutely wonderful, and how pertinent.

  2. Anonymous2:41 PM

    The relevant school is Barnwood Park High School for Girls, Glos.

    Map & contact page here.

  3. See my comment in 'Nanny Continues to Ban Christmas' about the Muslim owner of the local pound shop. The owners of the local takeaway, also Muslim will have their usual 'Merry Christmas to All Our Customers' sign and you can guarantee that if on Christmas morning I bump into any of the family outside (they are neighbours) I will be greeted with a cheery 'Happy Christmas'. Maybe the PC brigade should come out into the real world occasionally and see different cultures integrating without the need for some misguided individual telling them that to be integrated you have to do away with customs and religious festivals in case they offend. The only people they seem to offend are those with their heads so far up their own backsides they will never see daylight again. Once more, a classic example of the PC mob doing more harm than any number of so called racists.

  4. Anonymous4:10 PM

    Australia- The Right to Leave

    After Sydney not wanting to offend other cultures by putting up Xmas lights. After hearing that the State of South Australia changed its opinion and let a Muslim woman have her picture on her driver's license with her face covered. This prompted this editorial written by an Australian citizen.
    Published in an Australian newspaper.


    I am tired of this nation worrying about whether we are offending some individual or their culture. Since the terrorist attacks on Bali, we
    have experienced a surge in patriotism by the majority of Australians.

    However, the dust from the attacks had barely settled when the "politically correct" crowd began complaining about the possibility that our patriotism was offending others. I am not against immigration,nor do I hold a grudge against anyone who is seeking a better life by
    coming to Australia.

    However, there are a few things that those who have recently come to our country, and apparently some born here, need to understand.

    This idea of Australia being a multicultural community has served only to dilute our sovereignty and our national identity. As Australians, we
    have our own culture, our own society, our own language and our own lifestyle.

    This culture has been developed over two centuries of struggles, trials and victories by millions of men and women who have sought freedom.

    We speak ENGLISH, not Spanish, Lebanese, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese, Russian, or any other language. Therefore, if you wish to become part of our society, Learn the language!

    "In God We Trust" is our National Motto. This is not some Christian, right wing, political slogan. We adopted this motto because Christian men and women, on Christian principles, founded this nation, and this is clearly documented. It is certainly appropriate to display it on
    the walls of our schools. If God offends you, then I suggest you
    consider another part of the world as your new home, Because God is part of our culture.

    If the Southern Cross offends you, or you don't like " A Fair Go", then you should seriously consider a move to another part of this planet.

    We are happy with our culture and have no desire to change, And we
    really don't care how you did things where you came from.

    This is OUR COUNTRY, OUR LAND, and OUR LIFESTYLE, and we will allow you every opportunity to enjoy all this.

    But once you are done complaining, whining, and griping about Our Flag, Our Pledge, Our National Motto, or Our Way of Life, I highly encourage you take advantage of one other great Australian freedom,


    If you aren't happy here then LEAVE We didn't force you to come here. You asked to be here. So accept the country YOU accepted.Pretty easy really, when you think about it.

    I figure if we all keep passing this to our friends (and enemies) it will also, sooner or later get back to the complainers, lets all try, please.