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.

Monday, September 20, 2004


Conker season is upon us again, a time of innocent joy for adults and children alike; unfortunately nanny hates conkers!

In previous years she has done her best to destroy the age old English custom of playing conkers.

In 2001 her friends in Norwich Council attempted to cut down a whole street of conker trees, their reasoning being:

  • Conkers were a danger to pedestrians, who could slip on the mulch they leave behind.

  • The golf-ball sized horse chestnuts could come crashing down onto passing cars, while sticks thrown by children to dislodge them could cause serious head injuries.

  • Children gathering conkers were at risk from vehicles.

  • Not content with cutting the trees down, some of nanny’s friends in the local councils have sought to ban conkers from school playgrounds. The councils are afraid of being sued by parents, in the event of an accident; they also fear the conkers could be used as an offensive weapon.

    Utter tosh!

    Doubtless nanny will be up to her old tricks again this conker season.

    Resist nanny’s meddling at all costs; remember, “the price of freedom is eternal vigilance!”.

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