Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Nanny Doesn't Ban Glass

Nanny Bans GlassYou will recall my recent article about Nanny's daft idea to ban the use of glasses to serve drink in Glasgow pubs?

Nanny felt that the number of "glassings" in the city meant that people could not be trusted to drink with glass, her next step was to ban metal knives and forks.

Anyhoo, following an enormous public outcry about the stupidity of this idea, Nanny has shelved most of it.

Only premises with the highest incidence of glass attacks will have to serve drinks in plastic or toughened glass.

Councillor Gordon Macdiarmid, convener of the licensing board and knobhead who came up with the stupid idea in the first place, said that the decision to amend the policy had been a result of its "listening" role.

Yes quite, in other words people told him he was a prat!

A victory for common sense, and a resounding defeat for Nanny's lickspittle Macdiarmid.


  1. Anonymous11:19 AM

    Ah, I see another plan in this.

    Certain establishment have to use plastic, so the clientele moves on elesewhere since then don't like drinking from plastic and also now lack the tools for causing personal injury to others that are part of their culture.

    The new destination then get a reputation for glass crime and are forced to use plastic - the protagonists once again move on ...

    Eventually everyone is using plastic but by then the requirement has been 'justified'.

    Better still if a 'plastic' establishment is allowed to return to glass use after a period free of glass crime (which of course would be very likely if they were not using glasses) the social probolems could, over time, be shared around all of the licenced premises in the city on a rotational basis, thus retaining a certain reputation to be admired by all potential visitors.

    I wonder if they would 'listen' to a public which requested the banning of politics?

  2. Anonymous8:54 PM

    Once glass has been banned the only thing that's left to do now is force these establishments to put a teat on the top of the plastic beakers and there will be no more fights over spilled pints.