Taxes are Nanny's life blood, without the money that her taxes bring in she would not be able to employ the number of people that she does to interfere in our daily lives and habits.
However, as we all know, Nanny and her apparatus of state is a very expensive beast to run. The taxes that she raises from us simply are not enough to fund her ever growing legions of busybodies and bureaucrats. Therefore, Nanny has to come up with ever more ingenious ways of raising revenue.
This particular trick of hers is a winner.
Motorists were legally parked a few days ago along Great Peter Street, in central London, close to a protest organised by Christian Aid against the policies of the World Bank.
Nanny's police decided to seal off both ends of street, to allow the 2,000 marchers to pass along Whitehall. However, the cordon caused delays for drivers whose permits expired before police lifted the barriers.
Can you guess what Nanny did?
Yes, that's right, Nanny's traffic wardens fined the motorists!
One of the fined motorists, Lewis Whyld, said:
"The police blocked the road off at both ends for safety reasons.
Everyone left their cars where they were
and waited for police to open the street.
Then the traffic wardens ran in and gave people tickets.
It wasn't just the fact that they were giving everyone tickets
during the road block,
it was the fact that they were laughing about it as well."
Nanny's chums in Westminster Council claim that the matter is being looked into.
"We are happy for people who feel aggrieved about their parking tickets to challenge them."
Common sense of course would have suggested that the tickets should not have been issued in the first place.
Common sense is not part of Nanny's vocabulary.
Easy money isn't?