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Nanny Knows Best
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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Nanny Bans Peaceful Protest

Nanny Bans Peaceful ProtestNanny will soon be holding an important conference in the G-Mex Centre Manchester, starting the 17th of September, this is when Nanny's lackeys in the Labour Party will be holding their annual conference.

As such Nanny would like the event to go smoothly, and not be interrupted or upstaged by the annoying realities of day to day life. Therefore Nanny is enforcing a "cordon sanitaire" around the conference, in order to ensure that the media see only what Nanny wants them to see.

This is bad news for Military Families Against The War, who had been planning to camp near the conference in Manchester. Unfortunately for them Manchester City Council is Labour, and as such looks after Nanny's interests rather than the interests of the general public.

Needless to say Nanny's chums in the council have banned the camp, on health and safety grounds.

How useful these spurious health and safety issues can be, when you are trying to manipulate the media!

Seemingly, if you are to believe the council, providing facilities for the campers would not be logistically possible.

As an aside, the police operation covering the event will be the "biggest the city has ever seen".

Up to 1,000 officers every day will provide "robust" policing to cover anyone entering the "island" zone around the G-Mex.

I wonder what "robust" actually means?

I don't know about you but I am old enough to recall the glory days of Thatcherism, when some people were a tad anti Tory, and do not recall that Tory conferences were ever this "threatened" by the forces of evil.

Ironic that the Labour Party, allegedly the party of the "people" (how I loath that word), feel so threatened by the very people that they are allegedly in office to serve.

Anyhoo, around 20 activists have been denied permission to pitch tents in Albert Square in front of the Town Hall from the 21st of September on health and safety grounds.

Rose Gentle, whose son died in Iraq in 2004, said the council were "doing the government's bidding".


"We think it's because it's the Labour conference

and they don't want us going and voicing our opinions

because Mr Blair is going to be there.

They say it's health and safety.

They said they don't want drunks thinking it's somewhere they can sleep.

But we've got our own security

By the way, the cost of the police operation is around £4.2m.

Money well spent!


  1. Anonymous9:48 AM

    >By the way, the cost of the police operation is around £4.2m.

    I assume that the labour party will be footing this bill - in the same way they have proposed late night licensed businesses should fund the extra policing that requires?

  2. Funnily no... they will not be footing the bill.

    The Home Orifice will be paying...which in turn means that you and I foot the bill.

    Oh the joys of having a Labour government:)

  3. Anonymous11:49 AM

    Quelle surprise!

  4. Anonymous11:51 AM


  5. Anonymous2:50 PM

    Given Greater Manchester Police Farce are involved, go ahead and camp anyway. They will never detect it! One of their latest services to criminal protection was to watch a man being assaulted and then threaten HIM with arrest! As a Council Tax Milch Cow for the Democratic Peoples Republic of Manchestergrad I'm sure that I will be expected to contribute to the bill.
    Remember Manchestergrad is a nuclear free zone, the signs say so. Unfortunately, Missiles don't use an A-Z guidance system, more of my money well spent eh?

  6. Anonymous4:15 PM

    I've occasionally wondered how they filter out the nuclear electricity at the border of nuclear free zones.

    And presuambly there is no longer a research reactor in the basement at UMIST?

  7. Anonymous7:55 PM

    Ah yes - the wonderful question about how you filter electricity according to source - a good one for the Greenpiss/nPower alliance too!

    I doubt that anyone knows if the UMIST reactor is around or not. UMIST now being combined with the Manchester University means that the staff don't even seem to ackowledge they have students.

    Now if The people's republic of Manchestergrad were to follow the example of Bristol and ban doormats we might be on to something. The majority of Labour MP's would fall into the category of doormats I suspect. And probably quite a lot of the media representatives. Wonderful if they were banned.

    Even better if the media finally self censored and didn't turn up.