I am always gemused to see that Nanny and her minions both past and present (eg a "blast from the past" Mary Whitehouse) never learn that when something is banned the banning gives that product/service or article an humongous amount of publicity, and it instantly becomes highly desirable.
Step forward Argyll and Bute council who in the space of 24 hours managed to make global knobheads of themselves and give Martha Payne's (she is only 9) website, that shows photos of her school dinners, the sort of international publicity that media companies can only dream of.
Martha's "crime" was to take photos of her school dinners, and post them together with a brief commentary on her website. The council got rather fed up with this, and on Thursday instructed Martha's head teacher to tell Martha to stop it. For absolute clarity the school was instructed by the council to ban Martha from blogging, it was not the school's decision to ban Martha.
Cue an outpouring of international furore, and an internet campaign to overturn the ban.
Can you guess what happened next children?
Yes, that's right, Argyll and Bute council backtracked and on Friday council leader Roddy McCuish told the BBC that he had instructed senior officials to lift the ban immediately.
Argyll and Bute council, well deserving knobheads of the year!