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.

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Nanny Bans Hitler?

Nanny Bans HitlerIt may not have escaped your attention, but the Second World War ended some 60 years ago.

Evidently this has come as something of a surprise to Nanny, for some 60 years on she has decided that Hitler should be banned.

Well, when I say Hitler has to be banned, I mean that his name should be banned.

Sixty years too late, but I suppose that the gesture is well meant!

Unfortunately, as with all things that Nanny turns her hand to, she has managed to over react.

Nanny, in her infinite wisdom, has banned the name Hitler in the Cornish port of Mevagissey. You see, ladies and gentlemen, in this picturesque beauty spot there is a park called Hitler's Walk.

The parkland, overlooking the harbour, received the name in the 1930's after a local councillor Wright Harris.

He wanted to make sure fishermen paid their fees, and would stand in the park checking their comings and goings.

Needless to say the locals soon nicknamed the spot after the German chancellor Adolf Hitler.

Now it seems that some people, not locals but newcomers, have nothing better to do with their time than to complain about things.

Isn't it funny how as soon as you let strangers come and live with you, they start to complain about things and try to change the way you live?

Anyhoo, the newbies have decided that they don't like the name of the park and have told Nanny's chums in the local borough council to take down two newly-erected signs.

However, the parish councillors are mounting a fierce resistance and want the signs returned.

I wish the parish council well, it is quite obvious that the name of the park is in no way some sinister memorial to Adolf Hitler of Berlin.

My suggestion to the newcomers is simple, you knew what the place was like before you went there; if you don't like it, then leave!


  1. Ken:

    Methinks Nanny sees competition in the name of Uncle Adolf. Also, one wonders what these "newcomers" to Mevigessey do (or don't do) for a living that allows them the opportunity for such frivolous use of their time. Their existence must be pretty comfortable if this is the most pressing issue to occupy their attention.

    Great blog you have. Keep up the good posts!

  2. Anonymous11:00 PM

    So one of Nanny's ancestors,a busy- body local councillor, was active in Cornwall in the 1930s...If this Wright Harris guy were around today it seems that he would be quite happy in the company of Nanny and her chums, many of whom deserve the same nickname.

    Ken I totally agree with your comments about complaining newcomers...right so and sos some of them are. I write from experience after living and serving for many years in an area attracting those we called the "Essex retired".The Council couldn't do anything without howls of protest from these people

    If the newcomers in Mevigessey,have so much time on their hands, why don't they take up charity/voluntary work of some kind instead of trying to overturn something that the locals have accepted for 70 years. Like Nanny,
    they have no sense of humour.

    Good luck parish council. Hope your boards go up again soon.

  3. Anonymous2:16 PM

    They can ban the name and take away the signs. It is clearly evident for all to see though that little Hitlers were present in the 1930's and are still here today.

    No wonder nanny wants this banned a reminder to all and sundry of her own nazi tendencies.

  4. Anonymous10:39 PM

    Does anyone have an update on this story? Did the signs go back up?