Nanny Knows Best

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Nanny Rewrites History - As Usual

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!


  1. All this "passive smoking "twaddle is the result of a 1997 report in America where 3000 people were alledged to have died through smoke inhalation,3000 people from a population of 300,000,000,use your calculator!

  2. It may well be the fact that Nanny runs the exempt premises, these being prisons and secure psychiatric hospitals, that she wants to highlight the "evidential" problems so as to prevent staff at these institutions suing her should they contract a smoking related disease.

    All dictators and police states realise that, by changing history and controlling education and the media, they can control much easier the population.
    Nanny has started the process by dumbing down education and TV's output, so now she is altering history. She has removed our national identity and our pride in our country. She now is turning us into an uneducated, passive nation of drone workers/tax paying cash cows.

    Makes you proud to be British doesn't it.

  3. track rat2:09 PM

    Nanny has clearly been reading George Orwell. Sure she can't wait to get the telescreens into our homes - after all if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.

  4. "cannot produce epidemiological evidence to link levels of exposure to SHS"

    Yep, even epidemiological evidence (not the best of methods in the first place) is severely lacking. But no point in admitting it if you are using such "evidence" to get legislation passed.

    In over fifty years since a definite link to active smoking tobacco was established, I am aware of only one peer-reviewed study that seemed to show a definitive link for SHS (aka ETS), and as it is only a couple of months old I am awaiting more research.

  5. I won't flatter myself by referring you to my blog, but I will repeat the statement that tonight on Dad's Army, the Nanny Broadcasting Company cut completely the amusing brawl between the Yanks and the Home Guard in the pub.
    They probably had their reasons.
    Four legs good, two legs better!

  6. grumpy6:46 PM

    There is only one serious scientific study that has been carried out into the dangers of passive smoking (and I have mentioned this before) this was conducted by Harvard University over a period of 39 years!! It concluded that - far from being a risk to the passive smoker's health - it actually conferred some protection against lung diseases and other smoking-related health risks. It seems that SHS acts rather like an immunising agent and wakens the body's defence mechanisms.
    This was known to the British Medical Association well before Nanny chose to stop smoking everywhere.
    Problem - as always - is that Nanny doesn't give a toss about the truth; especially when it doesn't fit in with her determination to enslave the populace.
    Revolution now?

  7. Anonymous10:07 AM

    Nanny will not let something as trival as facts, or individual liberty for that matter, get in the way of her grand plan to micro manage every aspect of our lives.

    We have gone from a nation of rugged individuals (to borrow from our American cousins) to a nation of spied-upon, over regulated, patronised, milksops.

    Until we rise up and give Nanny the kick in the fanny she so richly deserves it will only get worse.

  8. Anonymous6:36 PM

    This is not just a case of " moving the goalposts", more like redesigning them.

  9. Anonymous9:25 PM

    Yes this is getting worrying when they continue to tell so many lies and give so much misinformation - These are not following Nanny's rules, I hope you can give them your support, Thank you Hamish Howitt Publican

    8th August 2006 the HSE in their document OC 255/15 article9 state
    for some strange reason hmm it has been changed to OC 255/16 Paragraph
    " HSE cannot produce epidemiological evidence to link levels of exposure to second hand smoke to the raised risk of contacting specific diseases".
    We need to get this ban amended to include ventilation, -- need your support and donations are very welcome, large or small
    Warning: Anti-tobacco activism may be hazardous to epidemiologic science ends in October 2008
    These could do with some support please,