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, May 25, 2005

Nanny Bans Gum

Nanny Bans GumGood news everybody, Nanny has decided that yet another aspect of our lives needs to be micro managed.

This time she has turned her beady little eyes to the problem of chewing gum, spat out upon the street.

Doesn't this all remind you of John Major's doomed "cone hot line" fetish, which he went on about as his government slowly collapsed around him?

Anyhoo Nanny has set up a nice new quango (not Tango), called the Chewing Gum Action Group (CGAG)!

CGAG has announced a drive to cut the amount of discarded gum in trial areas of Manchester, Preston in Lancashire and Maidstone, Kent.

It seems that to aid this new "initiative", disposal pouches will be handed out in pedestrian areas and distributed through retail outlets.

There will even be an advertising campaign in shopping areas, on telephone boxes and beer mats will try to persuade users to dispose of their gum responsibly.

Guess who will be paying for that then?

Yes, that's right, us!

There will also be a system of fines imposed for gum offences, ranging from £50 to £75.

In addition to the campaign, special gum wardens will be trained to monitor people's gum spitting activity.

Now call me stupid, but don't we already have an anti litter campaign system of fines in place?

The trouble with Nanny and her acolytes is that they know that they are failing to manage to country effectively, in respect of the major issues such as; health, education and transport. Therefore they try to distract everyone's attention by creating a flurry of unnecessary and expensive activity in areas of little consequence.

That, my friends, is the first step on the road towards dictatorship.


  1. Anonymous1:56 PM

    Great idea! (Huh) How many of these people will they actually catch and fine It sounds greast in theory but it wont work in most of Nanny's other half baked ideas.

    Personally I loathe chewing gum. Singapore has the best policy on this...the stuff is BANNED there.

    If gum were banned in the UK there would be no need for quangos (aka non jobs for Tony's cronies)

  2. Anonymous2:00 PM

    OOps...a couple of typos.It should of course read "great" in theory and I meant to say "further quangos"


  3. We already have litter laws, as you point out. But for our Maxarchistic government two laws must be better than one!

  4. Hey man, if Nanny wanted to learn a thing or two about running the perfect Nanny State, then Singapore is the place to start copying. Because, after all, personal freedom is a small price to pay And other things that look nice.