Saturday, January 26, 2008
Nanny Rewrites History - As Usual
It would seem that Nanny is a fan of Orwell, in particular "1984" and the part where Big Brother rewrites history to suit the state's needs.
Here we see Nanny's own attempt to rewrite history, in order to suit her political ideals.
Nanny's Health & Safety Executive have rewritten a document that discussed the effects of second hand smoke.
Nanny's document, warmly entitled OC 255-15, says in para 9:
"The evidential link between individual circumstances of exposure to risk in exempted premises will be hard to establish. In essence, HSE cannot produce epidemiological evidence to link levels of exposure to SHS to the raised risk of contracting specific diseases and it is therefore difficult to prove health-related breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act."
This document was not due to be reviewed until August 2011. However, as soon as the smoking ban came into force on the 1st of July, the document was rewritten.
The new document is called OC 255-16. Paragraph 14 says:
"The evidential link between individual circumstances of exposure to risk in exempted premises will be hard to establish."
Notice anything missing?
In the same document it also says:
"OC 255/15 – cancel and destroy"
How very odd!