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Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Nanny Bans Nelson

Nanny Bans NelsonNanny is up to her old tricks again.

This time one of our greatest Naval heroes, Admiral Lord Nelson, has caught her gimlet eye.

Admiral Nelson, as you will recall gave the French a right old drubbing at the Battle of Trafalgar 200 years ago this October.

To mark the 200th anniversary there will be a re-enactment next month at Southsea.

However, Nanny's chums from the political correctness brigade have put their oars into the event (a nice little naval pun, don't you think folks?).

Nanny has decided that she does not want to offend the French, and so the re-enactment will be between a red fleet and blue fleet; not the French and British.

So much for Nanny's ambition to educate people with facts.

Nanny has also meddled with the official literature. It describes the re-enactment not as the battle of Trafalgar but simply as "an early 19th-century sea battle".

What utter codswhallop!

In the 1805 sea battle off the coast of Spain, Nelson's 27 ships destroyed a combined French and Spanish fleet of 33 ships. The British lost no ships but sank or captured 22 of their opponents' vessels.

Although Nelson died in the battle, his victory paved the way for Britain's naval supremacy, which lasted a century.

Nanny is a fool.

The French are, as we can see from Sunday's EU vote, perfectly capable embarrassing themselves; we don't have any desire, or need, to do that.


  1. Anonymous11:30 AM

    Hi Ken,

    thanks for running this one. What really got me about this was hearing about it so close to the VE day celebrations.

    How long before the Normany Landings are described as "A mid 20th century amphibious operation"?

  2. Anonymous12:33 PM

    Well said Ken.

    This is political correctness gone mad.You cannot escape historical facts however unpalatable they may be to some people.

    To me,it's a wonder that,given Nanny Bliar's european ambitions, we are being allowed to commemorate Nelson and the Trafalgar victory at all.

  3. Anonymous12:47 PM

    Pauline, actually this means we are NOT allowed to officially celebrate this, If I still lived in London I would go to the serpentine and celebrate by sinking any French enjoying the water on this historic day!

  4. Anonymous2:51 PM

    Does anyone remember what the novel was called that went on about a totalitarian governmental system which, as part of it's method of controlling the population, altered everything to do with past so that it fitted with the present ideology?

    I can't seem to recall what it was called, or even if it existed, but i'm sure it's relevant here.....

  5. 1984 by George Orwell

  6. Anonymous5:13 PM

    The political elite classes of the U.K. and Brussels all accept the teachings of Mussolini's oppo, Gramsci, that it is important to destroy a people's culture in order to control them, and to control their minds. He taught that control of education by devaluation of it through insinuating leftist teachers was the way. Note how far along the road ZanuNew Labour have taken us.

  7. Anonymous2:22 PM

    And who will win the battle between the "Red" and "Blue" fleets? Or do you think that it will end with a ceasefire - both sides agreeing that war is wrong and accepting the need to work towards a common european ideal that will end conflict between nations? I wonder... I await reports of the "reenactment" of Traflagar with great interest.

  8. Anonymous11:37 AM

    Did anyone else see the picture in The Times of an actor played Lord Nelson standing on the bow of a rubber motorboat* with a bright orange lift jacket around his neck, completely obscuring his uniform, and with both arms**...

    I wasn't aware that bright orange life jackets were part of the 1800s Naval Officer's Dress Code...

    * A wodden ship was deemed too dangerous

    ** You might be aware that Lord Nelson lost an arm in battle. Giving him both arms would make sure that amputees did not object.

  9. Anonymous4:28 AM

    so has nanny banned efg moar commonly known as guy fawkes