Here is an update on yesterday's carol singing protest outside of parliament.
About 100 singers turned up last night to test the new Serious Organised Crime and Police Act, by singing in Parliament Square.
The law bans demonstrating without police permission within a half-mile "exclusion zone".
No singers were arrested.
Nanny had decided to treat it as a carol service, not a demonstration.
However, as also noted yesterday, as this was a planned event that means it breached the licensing act.
Nanny certainly likes to cause confusion doesn't she?
On the subject of carols, I understand that police in Greenwich have asked that people perform citizens arrests on carol singers who try to collect money.
Greenwich police say that residents who feel intimidated by carol singers should perform a citizen's arrest on them, because they are breaking the law.
Police released a statement saying that anyone carol singing on a doorstep, without a charity box or a permit, is "begging".
The statement also asks residents to "detain such children", and then call the police.
That will work won't it?
You try "detaining" a group of 15 year olds!
The Reverend Elaine Cranmer from St Luke's Vicarage Eltham, said:
"It seems a bit over the top to me. It sounds like using a sledgehammer to crack open a nut.
I'm aware some people feel intimidated but carol singing has become a traditional part of Christmas."
Marie Hunt, who runs the Deptford 2nd North Brownie and Guide group, said that she has stopped taking her children carol singing because of the "petty rules".
"It has gone too far now. The police are like Scrooge, they are just spoiling Christmas for the children.
When I was younger we used to go out all the time on our own but nowadays, the kids can't do it. They don't know where they stand.
It is political correctness gone mad."
The Greenwich police statement said:
"Please remember that anyone (but usually children) who rings your doorbell or knocks and then starts singing carols,
but have no official charity collection box or permit,
are simply begging.
Begging by children under 16 is an offence under Section 4 of the Children and Young Persons Act 1933.
Anyone can detain such children and then you can call the police."
The law also states the parents or guardian of the singing child will be prosecuted.
Nanny truly has entered into the Christmas spirit!