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, October 31, 2006

Roll Out The Barrel

Tis soon Guy Fawkes night, when we celebrate the arrest, disembowelling and burning to death (note you are still alive when disembowelled by professionals) of a Catholic terrorist who was going to blow up the Houses of Parliament.

As befitting that tradition, people set off fireworks and burn effigies of Guy Fawkes on bonfires. In some parts of the country villages have adapted their own celebrations based on this centuries old tradition.

In the Devon town of Ottery St Mary, for the last 400 years, locals run through the streets carrying barrels of burning tar on their backs.

Guess what though?

Nanny doesn't approve of this!

The tradition was under threat, because it turns out it's quite hard to get insurance for running around with a barrel of highly flammable liquid on your back.

I can't believe it!

The event regularly raises thousands of pounds for charity.

Unfortunately, after an unexpected claim made last year the organisers' insurance firm pulled out.

The president of the Ottery St Mary carnival, Andy Wade, said that it's the first time he can ever remember an insurance claim being made.

However, I am pleased to report good news; after a nationwide appeal, the organisers have obtained £5M public liability insurance from another company to cover the event.

So, there you go, if you make a stand against Nanny you can still prevail!


  1. What used to be a celebration that we all enjoyed,has been turned into an insanity.We now have non stop explosions no matter what time of day or night, any time of the year, i am developing a tension akin to the experience suffered by those poor souls involved in war, always tense never knowing when the next loud explosion will take place,and our pets are also suffering from the same , there once was a time when programmes on tv ,such as blue peter would advise us to keep our pets inside to avoid frightening them,how can we protect them in these day of madness?fireworks should be banned ,except at properly organised displays,then perhaps we could all get a good nights sleep.

  2. Anonymous3:59 PM

    "(note you are still alive when disembowelled by professionals)"

    Will someone do this to Nanny and her supporters --- PLEASE!!