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.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Nanny Wastes Your Money

Nanny Wastes Your Money
It is always reassuring to know that as Nanny's best chum, Gordon Brown, prepares to raise taxes that the money he is taking from us is being spent so wisely.

I was particularly heartened to read the other day that unemployed single parents are receiving free massages and beauty treatments, paid for by the taxpayers.

Seemingly Nanny believes that these treatments, labelled "pamper days", will boost their confidence. To date around 1,000 people, mainly women, have had a "pamper day".

By the way, can you guess what is the name of the overall project that "pamper days" are a part of?

Yes, that's right:

Big Brother

The scheme is currently being tested in Hereford, Worcester, Northumberland, Durham and Greater Manchester. Any single parent over 18 who has been unemployed, or on disability benefit, for at least six months con choose from a range of treatments, including a massage, a haircut, new make-up, a facial, a manicure and even ear-piercing.

On top of that, they can also claim a separate £30 to spend on a shopping trip for new clothes, and are eligible for free lunches and childcare.

The Big Brother scheme is run by Inspire2Independence, a private company based in York.

So, I suppose the scheme is at least keeping some people off the dole?


  1. Anonymous10:42 AM

    Sounds about right. Keep people more dependent on the state, this time with bribery.

    Calling it Big Brother; now that's just taking the piss!

  2. Does this apply to the OAP also because I could do with some pampering
    Seriously if we got rid of all the EU incomers there could possibly enough jobs for the unemployed. Going back to the 1930's after two failed nterviews your dole was stopped. Brutal but very effective.