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.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Nanny's Undue Haste

Nanny's Undue HasteBeware an old man in a hurry, or so the old saying goes.

In this particular case I would advise you to beware of an old woman in a hurry, specifically Nanny. As she sees that her time in office may be growing short, after all the British people are now thoroughly fed up with the maladministration and control freakery of the current regime, Nanny is concerned to ensure that her flagship legislation doesn't get holed below the water line

Specifically, she is absolutely determined to push forward with her ID cards legislation.

Nanny plans to race forward with the multi-billion pound infrastructure and to ensure that it is up and running before the next election, thereby neutering a Tory pledge to scrap it.

David Cameron, the Conservative leader, earlier this month had said that ID cards were a monument to over-mighty government:

"I promise you this in office, we will pull it down."

Unfortunately some erections are harder to pull down than others, so to speak!

Nanny's little chum Andy Burnham, the home office minister responsible for the scheme, said that Mr Cameron's "throwaway line" is irrelevant; as the rapid roll-out of the scheme would make it impossible to reverse.

Burnham arrogantly crowed that it would be a fait accompli by the 2008 or 2009 expected date of the next general election. Nanny is unwise to allow her arrogance to be so openly displayed.

Burnham gushed:

"I'm keen to see plenty of ID cards in circulation come the next election.

The whole landscape will have changed by the time if, and it's a big if, the Tories ever get anywhere near power

Can you smell the fear oozing from Nanny's orifices?

Anyhoo, Nanny's trolls in the Home Office are gearing up rapidly (can any civil servant act "rapidly"?) to start the multi-billion pound procurement process.

Burnham predicted that companies would be keen to tender their bids:

"Everything's changing now we've got royal assent.

The private sector's engagement will change radically in the next few months

Needless to say, the wise amongst you will know that to rush headlong into any major IT project is fraught with dangers...even if firms with the awesome reputation of Crapita tender for it!

More money down the drain, but Nanny doesn't care as it is not her money!

Those of you who need reminding as to why ID cards are bollocks should read Top Ten Reasons Why ID Cards Are Bollocks.


  1. Anonymous9:35 PM

    If you disapprove of the scheme, check this out:

  2. It never ceases to amaze me just how Blair, Brown, Clarke and the rest of this "New Labour" shower seem so arrogant now that they just cannot stand people criticising their policies and speaking out for the truth.

    See yesterday's article at

    Their policies boil down to "if you tell the great unwashed something enough times they'll believe anything you say". Arrogance beyond belief!!

    Not since the second world war have we Brits been forced to hold ID cards, but now they are being brought in under the cloak of a "hoax" war against the so called "terrorism" threat - a threat which has been so hyped up by political lies, propaganda and illegal foreign invasions that it is high time Blair was impeached for leading this country into this scandal.

  3. can any civil servant act "rapidly"?

    Only in circumstances such as:
    Spending money within a budget period.
    Grabbing the last disability pension form.