This week it goes to Tower Hamlets Homes (THH), who are responsible for council housing in Tower Hamlets.
Ask Sister Christine Frost (a nun, but no relation I hasten to add), who stood up for herself and her neighbours when THH lackeys and jobsworths took away (ie stole) her neighbours' doormats and cut down (and steal) their washing lines.
Sister Christine told them to do something more constructive, such as tackling yobs.
Why does Tower Hamlets Homes want to remove doormats and washing lines?
Why health and safety of course!
Loyal readers of this site will recall that doormats have featured several times here (use the search box to hunt down the relevant articles), it seems that Nanny really has a bee in her bonnet over these "insidious" "threats" to our health and safety.
Anyhoo, THH not being a company to do things by halves (and clearly knowing that they would be given a hard time) sent their lackeys along with police protection to the Will Crooks Estate in Poplar in order to enforce the rules.
It as not just doormats and washing lines that were removed (stolen by the lackeys), but also children's bicycles chained to railings.
Sister Christine chaired a residents meeting formally protesting THH's actions and demanding that the doormats etc be returned.
Make no mistake, police protection or not, the removal of people's property by THH is theft!
As if by magic THH, having faced the humiliation of a public drubbing, duly grovelled and squirmed out a mealy mouthed "apology/excuse" claiming that they "thought" that they were following "guidance" from the fire brigade.
They didn't even have the guts to say "we were only following orders", merely that they "thought" that they were following "guidance".
Useless, pathetic and spineless!
Seemingly, for now, the health and safety measures were now "on hold".
Why in the bowels of Christ do we allow people and organisations such as this to control our lives?
The government wants to find areas to cut?
THH is an excellent starting point for eradication of wasted money.
Hand control of council estates over to the residents, who should be made responsible for the maintenance/governance of the estates (grants from the government for the maintenance of the estate would be accounted for, and audited, by an independent professional).
All private apartment blocks and estates have to do this, why are council tenants deemed by Nanny to be incapable of running their own lives and estates?
Tower Hamlets Homes, well deserving Prats of The Week!
Visit The Orifice of Government Commerce and buy a collector's item.
Visit The Joy of Lard and indulge your lard fantasies.
Show your contempt for Nanny by buying a T shirt or thong from Nanny's Store.
Visit Oh So Swedish Swedish arts and handicrafts