I don't know why Nanny has such a bee in her bonnet about Christmas, but here is yet another example of her acting as a kill joy.
Nanny's chums in Waveney council in Lowestoft are planning to scrap grants for festive lights, because Christmas does not fit in with its "core values of equality and diversity".
Pardon my language, but what a load of....can you guess what I am going to say?..
A report drawn up by the council, then admits that the move could lead to officials being accused of "not supporting the spirit of Christmas".
Waveney council normally provides grants totalling £10K for festive lights. Its report states that because Christmas focuses only on the Christian faith, continuing the funding would "not fit well with the council's core values of equality and diversity".
The council is proposing to cut the lights grants to £5K next year and to stop them altogether by 2007.
Mark Bee, the council leader, tried to pretend that that the cuts were merely to save money. He said:
"I consider the wording of the document unfortunate and I will be taking it up with the officer on Monday..."
Too late, the proverbial cat is out of the bag Mr Bee!
So stupid, non Christians are in no way offended by the Christmas celebrations; this sort of ban is just patronising and daft.