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, April 18, 2005

Nanny Gets A Dose Of The Crabs

Nanny Gets A Dose Of The CrabsThere is nothing more pleasurable for dear old Nanny than to poke her interfering nose into a harmless pastime, that has been innocently enjoyed by "her charges" for centuries.

Nanny seems to get a real buzz out of this form of interference.

Anyhoo, this time she has decided to set her sights on a jetty on the River Deben; where children have been catching crabs since Norman times.

The local council, in their infinite wisdom, have decided that this activity is highly dangerous.

Guess what?

They have banned it!

This highly "dangerous" activity has been taking place on a 50 yard wooden pier, which has served as a passenger ferry terminal for Felixstowe Ferry and Bawdsey, for the last 1000 years.

During the 1000 years, children have used it for crabbing.

However, Nanny does not give a toss for history or indeed for the fact that there have been no serious injuries there.

Nanny, after all, does know best!

Indeed she has not only banned crabbing, but fishing and swimming as well.

What a miserable, selfish and joyless person Nanny is.


  1. DB, not a stupid question at all.

    It is far from obvious.

    However, from what I can gather, the council belive that there is a danger of a ferry and child colliding.

    The fact that this has never happened, seems to be of no relevance to their risk matrix.

  2. DB, sorry the Risk Matrix phrase is mine not Nanny's (altho she probably does use it).

    My choice of phrase harkens back to the days when I ran audit and fraud investigation depts.


  3. Anonymous11:12 AM

    Can we add to the Risk matrix, the risk of councilors being hung from the nearest lampost by a foaming mob in response to their idiotic nannying?

  4. Well, I'm not so sure about that!

    In order to get up the lampost, you would need to climb a ladder.

    In order to climb a ladder, you would need to attend a training course.