Tuesday, December 16, 2008
The Xmas Lights
Nanny's reign over us is achieved by a variety of means:
1 She passes laws and rules that inhibit our freedoms.
2 She employs a vast army of "helpers" to enforce her rules and to spy on us.
3 She allows others to "interpret" her rules, and to apply them in a fashion that is over and above the letter of the law. As and when someone realises that in fact the "rule" being applied doesn't exist, Nanny shrugs her shoulders and blames one of her overenthusiastic little helpers.
Such a case happened to Dorothy Glenn from South Shields.
One of Nanny's little trolls, in the form of a Homes Worker from Mrs Glenn's housing association run by the council, who told her to remove her Christmas lights lest they offend her non-Christian neighbours.
Mrs Glenn decorates her home in South Shields with hundreds of festive lights every year, including a giant tree and a 4ft Santa Claus.
Now I can understand that noisy, bright decorations might annoy people (eg if they can't sleep, or if they attract thousands of people to gawp). However, given that trees and Santa Claus have zero religious connotations (many non Christian families put up a tree in their homes during Christmas) the use of the "religious offence" excuse is flimsy.
However, can you guess what folks?
The ruling turned out to be bollocks.
The housing association apologised to Mrs Glenn, and backtracked claiming that removing Christmas lights was not part of their policy.
I wonder, if they would have backtracked if this story had not been made public?
Independent councillor Ahmed Khan, who represents Mrs Glenn's ward, also thought the ban was bollocks:
"Every year this woman puts her Christmas lights up and I know how popular they are. It's great when people make an effort to decorate their houses.
It's this kind of nonsense that sets race relations back 20 years. That woman did nothing more than decorate her house to celebrate Christmas."
Local councils are run for the benefit of those whom they employ, and to propagate half arsed political dogmas, not the people who vote for them.
It is time that local councils were restructured to serve the people who vote for them, and who pay council taxes.
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