Monday, September 17, 2007
Nanny's no smoking rules really are a crock of old sh**e. London Underground have, for many years, forbidden smoking within their network; consequently they have well placed notices on the tube trains, and tube stations, telling people not to smoke.
So far so good, they are ahead of the curve in respect of Nanny's recent "no smoking in public places" rules.
Unfortunately it would seem that they are not complying with Nanny's rules, in as precise a form as Nanny would wish.
You see Ladies and Gentlemen it is not just a case of banning smoking, but the wording by which you ban the smoking that is important to Nanny.
London Underground are having to flog off their old "No Smoking", as they no longer comply with the new law.
Transport for London, under Nanny's instructions and at great cost, are having to replace the "No Smoking" signs with new signs that read:
"It Is Against The Law To Smoke In This Station."
What utter bollocks!
BTW, here's a fine song about London Underground for a Monday morning: