Nanny has taken up stripping...the stripping of conkers from a large horse chestnut tree, in Queen's Walk Nottingham, that is.
Nottingham council decided to take up stripping after a four-year-old girl was injured by a stick thrown into the tree last year.
According to Michael Williams, the city council's corporate director of communities, the tree is the largest and most accessible horse chestnut in the area.
All very well, my sympathies to the injured girl etc, but what of all the other horse chestnut trees?
The issue is not that of the conkers, but of the manner in which the conkers were being dislodged.
Sticks have been thrown at horse chestnuts for centuries, does Nanny seriously believe that (short of stripping all horse chestnuts in the entire country) she will stop this practice?
This is simply not a practical policy.
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