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.

Friday, June 01, 2007

Prat of The Week

Prat of The WeekMethinks that it is time for my infamous Prat of The Week award.

This week the award goes to Nanny's Public Health Minister, Caroline Flint, who has been putting the boot into booze.

Flintstone and Nanny have decreed, based on no evidence whatsoever, that pregnant women should not drink anything at all.


Nanny thinks that some people are just too thick to stick to the guidelines for moderate drinking.

Nanny doesn't quite get it, you cannot legislate against thickness.

Anyhoo, as if that were not enough, Nanny and Flintstone have decided that all booze should come with a health warning by the end of 2008.

Labels will include:
  • The drink's unit content and the recommended Government safe drinking guidelines

  • UK Health Departments recommend men do not regularly exceed 3-4 units daily and women 2-3 units daily

  • Website - - detailing sensible drinking messages from the charity Drinkaware

  • For beer, wine and spirits, unit information will be given per glass and per bottle
Caroline FlintstoneFlintstone has missed a couple of facts here; those who drink sensibly don't need to be told how much to drink, whilst those who drink stupidly don't care and will deliberately ignore the advice.

Flintstone went on to say:

"I would like to pay tribute to the drinks industry

for their commitment to promoting a responsible drinking culture

Could someone please pass the sickbag?

What planet does this woman live on?

The drinks industry does their best to get the youth of this country bladdered, by heavy duty marketing of sweet (girly drinks) loaded with spirits, at knock down prices.

As if the labelling idea were not naive enough, Flintstone actually praises the drinks industry!

Clearly well deserving of the Prat of The Week award.

Whilst we are on the subject, those of you looking for the best bang for your buck should probably go for a Bucky (a beverage made by the good monks of Buckfast Abbey); which a good chum of mine and his colleagues worked out (by entering data about all types of booze into a spreadsheet) provides the best value bang for you buck, when taking into account alcohol by volume, price etc.

Nanny is onto a real loser here, as drinking is part of our culture; viz our language contains countless words/phrases that describe being drunk:

-off your face
-an elegant sufficiency
-shit faced
-rat arsed
-squiffy etc

Can you think of any more?


  1. Inachis11:20 AM

    well oiled
    tired and emotional
    there's one about sheets and wind but can't rememeber

  2. Anonymous12:35 PM

    feeling no pain

  3. Grant8:16 PM

    "pissed as a newt" was the instant response.

    A phrase probably banned in London as being offensive to newts and Ken Livingstone.

  4. Grant8:19 PM

    As a second thought on this, an taking your Gordon Broan post 'on board', should there not be health warnings printed on politicians and all their utterances?

  5. Grant8:21 PM

    Damn, that should have been 'Brown' of course.

    Amazing what a couple of glasses of cheap red can do to my typing, er, 'skills'.

  6. Big Al10:51 PM

    jugged up

    It's "three sheets to the wind", inachis

    and many, many more

  7. inachis12:43 PM

    hehe thanks Big Al...I'm guessing thats an old sailing term.. are you sure it's 3? What with inflation and all...All these will be redundant sayings soon as Nanny will not allow us to get drunk.