Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
Dedicated to exposing, and resisting, the all pervasive nanny state that is corroding the way of life and the freedom of the people of Britain.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Nanny Bans Billy The Trumpet

My thanks to a loyal reader who has pointed out that Nanny's chums from Nottinghamshire have banned the Barmy Army trumpeter, Billy Cooper, from the first Investec Test at Trent Bridge.

The England side are appealing for a relaxation of the ban, as they consider him "the unspoken 12th man."

Nottinghamshire justify the ban on the basis of their blanket ban on musical instruments, which is stated on match tickets and, that being so, they could face requests for refunds from supporters who object to Cooper's playlist. 

However, espncricinfo note that the ECB is thought to have some sympathy with Cooper's commitment to England's cause and respect for his professional playing ability.

One compromise suggested is that Billy The Trumpet plays from the balcony of the Trent Bridge Inn behind the ground, something which Nottinghamshire could not control, or even an official guest spot during an interval. 

Views ladies and gentlemen?
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. is brought to you by "The Living Brand"

Visit Oh So Swedish Swedish arts and handicrafts

Why not really indulge yourself, by doing all the things that Nanny really hates? Click on the relevant link to indulge yourselves; Food, Bonking, Gifts and Flowers, Groceries


  1. Tonk.2:09 PM

    I suspect we'll soon hear the sound of reverse gear being engaged, now that publicity has been generated by Nanny's stupidity.

  2. Lord of Atlantis12:28 PM

    If England had been playing West Indies this season, or a team from the Indian sub-Continent, and Billy the Trumpet was Afro-Caribbean or Asian, would the authorities have banned him then? No, I didn't think so.

  3. Anonymous2:00 PM

    thanks Ken

  4. Sorry, but absolutely delighted that racket won't be heard. And while we're at it, any chance of strangling the so-called "Ingurland Band"? When they arrive at a tournament I just want Ingurland to lose, just so we can watch the rest of the tournament in peace.