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Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Nanny's Futile Rebranding Exercise

Nanny's Futlie Rebranding ExerciseNanny, unlike her "charges" who have continued to get on with their lives, seems to have got quite a fright from the recent London bombings.

Every day Nanny's news networks broadcast dire warnings about the "threat from within", and about unrest among various sections of the ethnic community.

Anyone would think that we have become so obsessed with the Middle East, and with Islam, that nothing else in life now matters.

Anyhoo, Nanny is so very alarmed about this "threat", that she has put one of her best colleagues on the job. Well actually, since everyone is on holiday, she has given the shitty end of the stick to dear of Hazel "I'm in charge" Blears.

You will recall that Blears performed something of a volte face recently, over the police stop and search techniques for looking for bombers (see "Blears Blunders").

Having tried to distance herself from that little cock up, Blears has come up with a spiffing new "initiative", guaranteed to face down the terrorist threat.



I hear you ejaculate (can I say ejaculate on a public blog?), Ethnic Rebranding?

What's that then Ken?

Well Ms Blears wants to adopt the US approach (how in awe of the US this government is!), and rebrand ethnic minority in a futile attempt to strengthen and highlight their British roots.

Blears proposes to rename minorities for example "Asian-British" rather than simply as "Asian".


How much are they paying this woman to come up with a lame scheme like this?

Blears deludes herself that the new branding will somehow or other give minorities pride in their background, and their Britishness.

What utter bollocks!

In case Ms Blears has not been awake for the past few months, it has now been widely accepted that multiculturism in Britain has been a disastrous mistake; I could have told them that years ago.
Hazel Blears
People do not need to be sub categorised, and have their perceived "differences" highlighted and emphasised, they need to be assimilated (much like the Borg).

By highlighting "differences" you further alienate minorities, and make them feel less part of the cultural identity of the country.

The plan is both fatuous and retrograde.

Futile Rebranding
Notwithstanding the obvious stupidity of this idea, Nanny is pressing ahead with it and will be putting her "grand idea" to Muslim leaders in the next few weeks.

What about the Irish, Scots and Welsh then?

Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui, head of the Muslim Parliament, has warned that by identifying people by their ethnic background Nanny will in fact create racial ghettos.

He said:

"Nobody cares for labels".

Sir Iqbal Sacranie, general secretary of the Muslim Council of Britain, also said the plan was bollocks; he dismissed the idea as a retrograde step, that looked at people in terms of colour.

"What of the second generations?

Why should they be defined as other than 'British'?

These forms of identity based on ethnic background have been tried in the past and have failed

Nazi Germany had their own concept of racial "branding", and look where that went!

Greg Mulholland, the Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West said:

"It's not remotely helpful

I think it's another gimmick. I'm afraid we need some rather more intelligent and far-reaching solutions

The majority of the second and third generation "minorities" living in Britain quite correctly regard themselves as British, and do not want daft labels telling people that they are a subcategory.

Mutliculturism is dead, let us bury it and move on.


  1. Anonymous11:53 AM

    This raises th possibility of a simple test question:
    "Are you British?"
    Possible answers are
    "Yes", thank you have a nice day
    "No", departure gates are to your left
    "Urrrm", would you like that in multicultural, leaflet form with a brail alternative.

  2. Anonymous2:30 PM

    Can't get away from their communist roots. Race is the new class.

  3. It's a cunning plan. Wait until someone fills in "Terrorist-British" and you've got 'em bang to rights. Can't fault that logic.

  4. Anonymous9:16 PM

    You'd be surprised how many hyphenated-Americans live most of their life as simply...Americans. Par exemple, on 9-12 we were nearly all non-hyphenated Americans.

    You might also be surprised at how much many of us love England and its people. Deeply.

    Ms. Blears has gone mental, as have all who think that PC is the answer.