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Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Prats of The Week - Euro Nanny

Prats of The WeekLawks a mercy, it has been a wee while since I have awarded my prestigious and internationally renowned "Prats of The Week" Award.

Therefore, without further ado, I am delighted to be able to announce this week's winner.

None other than Nanny's European Commission.

For why?

The other week they came up with a "brilliant" idea to reduce carbon emissions (something, so we are told, that is very dangerous for all of us...if only Nanny was around when the first caveman lit his first fire!).

What is Euro Nanny's "brilliant" idea?

Ban petrol/diesel vehicles from city centres by 2050, and dictate that 50% of all journeys above 186 miles will be by rail.


Seemingly, in Nanny's world, by 2050 we will have invented a decently performing electric car and the public transport system of every city in Europe will be first class.


I know, let's use nuclear powered cars!

Siim Kallas, the EU transport commission, said that Brussels directives and new taxation of fuel would be used to force people out of their cars and onto "alternative" means of transport.

The European Commission, well deserving Prats of The Week!

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  1. Speenzman9:32 AM

    Well I'm learning to drive at the moment and the one thing I'm mightily looking forward to more than a nice car, more than the independence, more than being able to cart things about easily, is that I won't have to rely on the sodding trains! I got to the station the other day to catch the train home, I usually get there at 17:00 for the 17:17, because of all the issues at the moment with the relevent union and this shower of a government the 17:17 train was cancelled due to staffing issues and there wasn't another one until... 17:46! Now let's see... use a car... or wait 45 minutes for a train... I hope I pass my test first time!

  2. Tonk.9:56 AM

    The EUSSR will force all of us serfs out of our cars simply because we will not be able to afford to own or run one. More and more tax, more and more petty regulations and draconian sanctions for non compliance, that is the socialist EUSSR's way. Sadly for us, our current PM is as big a federalist/progressive Marxist as the rest of the European political class.....Blu-Labour or Nu-Labour; they are the same animal, just a different coloured rosette......Nanny has now achieved her holy grail; a tax on nothing. That is the nature of carbon pricing.

  3. Anonymous10:43 AM

    Well said Tonk, when they have taxed the motorist out of existence, the drinker out of existence, the smoker out of existence and the meat eater out of existence and have finally made energy so expensive that half of us are forced to live in the dark ask yourself this, where are they going to get the money from?

  4. Toy Trumpet2:42 PM

    If trains are so much better than private cars, why are the taxes I pay as a private car driver being used to subsidise the railways... And the fares still work out more expensive and less convenient than driving?

  5. Presumably by 2050 none of us will be allowed to go out of the house unless accompanied by a social worker to act in loco parentis so at least we will have someone traind to guide us through the billion or so mutually contradictory rules.

  6. Anonymous8:56 PM

    Of course under this plan special cars and lanes to drive in will be available to the Inner Party Members. Just to make sure that they get to their oh so important work without meeting the outer party members or any of those unclean proles.
    Eurasia has always been at war with Oceania.
    War is Peace.
    Freedom is Slavery.
    Ignorance is Strength...

  7. Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells10:09 PM


    "Of course under this plan special cars and lanes to drive in will be available to the Inner Party Members."

    Isn't something on those lines planned for all around London during that 2012 Olympic wankfest? I'm glad I live over 200 miles away and have paid nothing towards it.

  8. Re: "in Nanny's world, by 2050 we will have invented a decently performing electric car and the public transport system of every city in Europe will be first class."

    Someone needs to remind Nanny that if you can't explain how you're going to do it, then it's just wishful thinking.

    In other words, hope is not a plan.