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, August 08, 2006

We shall Fight Them on the Beaches and in The Assembly Rooms

We shall Fight Them on the Beaches and in The Assembly Rooms
Congratulations to Mel Smith for sticking two fingers up at Nanny's extremist government in Scotland, and refusing to put out his cigar on stage.

Mel is playing Winston Churchill during the Edinburgh Fringe, as such he is required to smoke a cigar on stage.

There is one small problem with this, Nanny's chums in the People's Republic of Scotland have banned smoking on stage.

As such the Assembly Rooms, where the play "Allegiance" is being performed, risk being fined £5K and losing their licence.

In the true spirit of Churchill, Smith and his fellow thespians (can I say thespian on a public site?) have stuck two fingers up at Nanny and have vowed to carry on regardless.

As Smith wry quipped:

"Hitler would have been proud of the smoking ban."

Indeed it should not be forgotten that Hitler didn't smoke, or drink and was a vegetarian.

'Nuff said!

Those of you wishing to join Mel's protest against Nanny, should pop along to watch the play; Allegiance: Winston Churchill and Michael Collins, Assembly Rooms (0131-226 2428), until August 13, 11am.


  1. I've never been a fan of Mel Smith...that is until now.

    Way to go.

    The Scottish Assembly led by Joke McConnell are just that, a joke.

  2. Anonymous6:39 PM

    He blew it never lit up the fat wuss
    another win for the fucking jobsworths

  3. The Gestapo threatened to close the theatre.

    Heil Bliar.

  4. Anonymous2:10 PM

    There are perfectly good prop cigars that an actor can use. What's the problem with being asked to follow the Law?