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.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Nanny Bans Needles

needlesDear oh dear, what a nation of pussies Nanny is trying to turn us in to.

Nanny's chums in the Health and Safety Gestapo have put their size ten jackboots into the humble practice of knitting. Seemingly knitting needles are now deemed to be as dangerous as knives.

For three years at the Congleton War Memorial Hospital, in Cheshire, it has been a simple way for hospital visitors to make a difference while they wait. Patients and relatives have been asked to knit a small square, to be turned into blankets for local charities.

The Health and Safety Gestapo have now ruled that knitting needles are too sharp to be used safely.

Now you have to ask permission at the hospital's reception, before being handed a knitting needle.

Tory MP Philip Davies makes no bones about it:

"Whoever made this decision is completely barmy.

It is a typical act by a bureaucratic jobsworth

with too much time on their hands and nothing to do.

People young and old have been knitting for

centuries at home. When was the last time

you heard of a spate of knitting needle accidents

Bernie Salisbury, director of nursing and operations at East Cheshire NHS Trust, said:

"We believe this sensible and

proactive measure will avoid preventable accidents


Also banned in charity shops!


  1. Anonymous2:54 PM

    What a bunch of knits....yes OK...obvious I know!

  2. "We believe this sensible and proactive measure will avoid preventable accidents."
    As long as it's "proactive", it must be sensible .... nanny knows best.