Nanny's hatred of individual liberty and freedom knows no bounds, as Ryan Staples found to his cost the other week.
Ryan, who is only 10 years old, was in the habit of taking a packed lunch to his school (Lunsford primary in Larkfield). At least he was, until the school's Gestapo intercepted his lunch box.
The lunch box broke Nanny's rules on what we are allowed to eat.
Ryan has been banned from eating with the rest of his mates in the school dining room, until he learns to bow his head to Nanny's superior wisdom, and until he brings only "allowed" food in his lunch box.
Whilst he weighs up the pros and cons of bending to Nanny's authoritarian rules, he has to eat alone in the headmaster's office. That really is cruel and nasty.
How pathetic is this?
Child abuse wouldn't you say?
By the way, in case you are wondering what was so evil about the food within his lunchbox (drugs maybe?), it contained two snacks, instead of one.
Specifically Ryan's lunch consisted of a sandwich, fruit, fromage frais, cake, mini cheese biscuits and a bottle of water. The cake and the biscuits broke the snack limit.
They were "discovered" when a teacher checked his lunch box.
Why the hell are teachers inspecting lunch boxes?
That is an invasion of privacy, all the more so because Ryan is not old enough to fight back.
Malcolm Goddard, the headmaster, said:
"We take healthy eating very seriously and everyone is aware of our new policies."
As a child I took a lunchbox to school, it contained all manner of weird and wonderful oddities; banana sandwiches, chocolate cup cakes, hot soup, home made crisps etc.
The teachers never ever tried to inspect the food, or interfere with what we ate (they were down the pub). I am now 44, and in good shape (oh yes:)).
Nanny quite clearly intends to break the will and spirit of every citizen in Britain, she starts with the children so as to make her task easier.