Nanny really does seem to have an obsession with smoking, the way that she goes on about it anyone would think that it was bad for you.
Anyhoo, not content with obsessing about the actual smoke produced by a fag, she has now turned her beady little eyes towards the end product of the "deadly weed", that of the ash itself.
Alan Joyce of Lower Parkstone, Poole, got on the wrong end of Nanny in July when he was having a fag in his car.
One of Nanny's ever present spies, ie a council worker, saw him flick some fag ash onto the pavement whilst driving along Sandbanks Road.
Nice to know that council workers throughout the land are now employed as spies by Nanny, isn't it?
Given Nanny's zero tolerance of crime (as we all know muggings, assaults and robberies are now non existent in Britain), Nanny issued Mr Joyce with a £75 fine.
Councillor Don Collier, when asked about this over reaction, said rather robotically:
"The people of Poole won't tolerate littering."
Poole operates a vigilant fixed penalty notice scheme to discover people who are littering our town."
I take it then that fag ash remains clearly visible once it has been "flicked" onto a pavement, and that there is no other worse form of litter on the streets of Poole?