Nanny will soon be holding an important conference in the G-Mex Centre Manchester, starting the 17th of September, this is when Nanny's lackeys in the Labour Party will be holding their annual conference.
As such Nanny would like the event to go smoothly, and not be interrupted or upstaged by the annoying realities of day to day life. Therefore Nanny is enforcing a "cordon sanitaire" around the conference, in order to ensure that the media see only what Nanny wants them to see.
This is bad news for Military Families Against The War, who had been planning to camp near the conference in Manchester. Unfortunately for them Manchester City Council is Labour, and as such looks after Nanny's interests rather than the interests of the general public.
Needless to say Nanny's chums in the council have banned the camp, on health and safety grounds.
How useful these spurious health and safety issues can be, when you are trying to manipulate the media!
Seemingly, if you are to believe the council, providing facilities for the campers would not be logistically possible.
As an aside, the police operation covering the event will be the "biggest the city has ever seen".
Up to 1,000 officers every day will provide "robust" policing to cover anyone entering the "island" zone around the G-Mex.
I wonder what "robust" actually means?
I don't know about you but I am old enough to recall the glory days of Thatcherism, when some people were a tad anti Tory, and do not recall that Tory conferences were ever this "threatened" by the forces of evil.
Ironic that the Labour Party, allegedly the party of the "people" (how I loath that word), feel so threatened by the very people that they are allegedly in office to serve.
Anyhoo, around 20 activists have been denied permission to pitch tents in Albert Square in front of the Town Hall from the 21st of September on health and safety grounds.
Rose Gentle, whose son died in Iraq in 2004, said the council were "doing the government's bidding".
"We think it's because it's the Labour conference
and they don't want us going and voicing our opinions
because Mr Blair is going to be there.
They say it's health and safety.
They said they don't want drunks thinking it's somewhere they can sleep.
But we've got our own security."
By the way, the cost of the police operation is around £4.2m.
Money well spent!