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.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

What The Fark?

What The Fark?
I was in my club (The East India) on Thursday, waiting to meet someone for dinner. However, I had a mild headache approaching (not booze related).

Therefore I asked at reception if someone could give me a paracetamol. A simple enough request?


Seemingly Nanny has passed a law forbidding places such as hotels, clubs and restaurants from handing out any form of painkiller (even Alka Seltzer).

The club was most apologetic, but insisted that this is law.

So there you have it, a middle aged businessman at 6:30PM is denied a simple request for one lousy paracetamol for a headache; whilst in another part of town, a 14 year old will be readily scoring drugs of any description/type or quantity without any interference from Nanny.

Am I the only one who thinks that there is something incredibly wrong here?

When the fark did this absurd law get passed?

Where the fark were the opposition parties in opposing such nonsense?


  1. Anonymous12:22 PM

    I too fell foul to this law. I suspect it was put into place due to the compensation culture that has swept our nation. Although most over the counter medicines are safe, some have an adverse affect on some people. 'Elf n safety I suspect kicked in and used the sledge hammer to crack the nut and banned clubs, hotels and even work places from giving out any form of medicine. Most people that have a sensitivity to a specific medicine know about it and thus the risk of damage is minute, but of course even a small risk is too much of a risk to the 'Elf n safety police. They have to justify their position these people, so they have to be seen to be doing something even if it is pointless and petty. Now I wonder if there is a fine attached for breaching this rule....Kerching.

  2. Anonymous10:32 AM

    The irony of this is that the teenage junkies Ken mentions, if registered, will actually be getting their drugs for some State agency

  3. This same situation is similar in the US. The problem, it seems, started when people started suing hotels and restaurants when they had given a customer an aspirin, or someone working there told the customer to take more than a prescribed dose. The same problem started happening in schools and public institutions as well leading to the now rather over-bearing presence of a legally enforced ban on just being a good samaritan.