Last month, Nanny got her kerrr....nickers into something of a twist again over the contentious issue of flags.
One of Nanny's "respected" local councils, South Derbyshire District Council, decreed that Robert Hicking could not fly some flags from the roof of his house.
Isn't funny how Nanny uses local councils to enforce her petty rules and regulations?
Could it be that local councils are akin to dog shit (in the way it attracts flies), and that councils just attract petty minded interfering jobsworths?
Anyhoo, Mr Hicking was told that his flags were banned because they "could be seen as advertising".
What were these flags then?
Nothing more harmful than the flags of his local football team, Derby County.
Correct me if I am wrong, but during the world cup did not countless people fly the Cross of St George from various poles and erections?
Why are South Derbyshire District Council so sensitive about the flag of their own football team?
Mr Hicking now plans to fly the flag of St George and the Union Jack instead.
A spokeswoman for South Derbyshire District Council said:
"It's against the town and country planning
regulations to fly a flag that contains an advertisement
and a football club flag would be considered
to fall into that category."
I bet no one actually asked a qualified lawyer about this, and that this phrase "would be considered" is being used as a catch all by some bureaucrat who has nothing better to do than to stop people living their lives.
Nanny and her local councils hate individuality.