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.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Points Make Prizes

Points Make PrizesNanny, as we all know, loves a well ordered and disciplined society.

Nothing gets her "dander up" (can I say dander on a public blog?) more than seeing people being "undisciplined" and disrespectful of her laws.

We are all sick and tired of the muggings, robberies and vandalism that seem to be endemic in society today; I for one would welcome a sensible, and workable solution to these issues.

Unfortunately for us, Nanny has focused her gimlet eye on more "pressing matters"; namely motor traffic offences.

Nanny's chums in Thames Valley Police are being awarded "points" for arresting motorists. The hapless bobbies have been told that they must score 200 points per month, if they are to avoid being given a "bollocking".

Nanny says that this idea will help monitor the effectiveness of individual officers.

Any fool could tell her that this is nonsense, and that all will do is turn the police into "jobsworth" arrest "on the spot" merchants; no better than the legion of privatised wheel clampers that Nanny unleashed onto the streets a few years ago.

As with any quiz show, different "achievements" ie arrests give different points.

-Rape and burglarly score 10

-Using a mobile phone in a car scores 5

-Not wearing a seatbelt scores 5

-Catching an illegal immigrant scores 2

I think we can all see where this will go, can't we children?

As one officer with of 20 years' experience reportedly said:

"How can catching two people without seatbelts be deemed as important as catching a rapist or dealing with a threat to kill?"

Welcome to Nanny's police state; where it's not who is arrested, but how many arrests that count!


  1. Anonymous10:28 AM

    The only suprise is that there is something with more brownie points than a motorist! this has been arround unofficially since the 70s, I got in heaps of truoble using the expression brownie points whilst in Acton nick being rolled for something I did not do (they let me go nexxt day)

  2. Anonymous3:01 PM

    That is sickening.

  3. Anonymous1:34 PM

    The rape/burglary one is scored low so that if a policeman does catch one, he doesn't think he has to do nothing for the rest of the month, which would be the case if it scored very highly.

  4. I can understand a cap on the maximum payoff for seriout crimes, but why is a seatbelt violation worth 2-1/2 illegal immigrants?