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.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Nanny Hoisted On Her Own Petard

Nanny Hoisted On Her Own PetardNow here's a funny thing.

Flag poles are designed to raise flags on, right?

Well, not in Nanny's world.

Nanny has decided that the flagpole at Woodbrige police station, that has been used for many years to fly flags, is simply too dangerous a place to fly a flag from.

The procedure is relatively simple, to my untrained eye, it involves an officer putting his hand out of the window and hoisting the flag.

However, Nanny knows best!

Health and safety issues have ruled that this is now too dangerous a task for officers.

Terry Horth, a retired police officer from Woodbridge Suffolk, complained to Suffolk police that the Union Jack flag had not been flown at the police station on the Queen's birthday, April 21.

He was told by Suffolk police that it was:

"difficult to attach the flag to the flagpole which has restrictive access".

Anne-Marie Breach, a spokeswoman for Suffolk police, is adamant:

"Anyone putting out the flag would have to lean out of the window and, due to the positioning of the pole, this would be unsafe,"

As if to emphasise her point, the flagpole will be removed shortly!

Now, if flying a flag is too dangerous for the police I assume Nanny will soon be stopping them from attending crime scenes?


  1. Anonymous4:01 PM

    From what I've read, they already refuse to attend crime scenes if there's any chance the perpetrator might still be around.

  2. Anonymous8:25 AM

    But eurghgh, they will attend the crime scene if the victim hurts the perpetrator in any way...

  3. Anonymous6:11 PM

    ......they will attend the crime scene if the victim hurts the perpetrator in any way, if only to seize the victim's home computer -a nasty habit they have developed in recent years, whether the owner is charged with any offence or not. Bastards