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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Nanny's Sense of Humour Failure

Nanny's Sense of Humour FailureNanny really doesn't have much of a sense of humour, as David Clutterbuck a councillor on Bournemouth Council found to his cost the other week.

The hoohah all started when a spoof email was forwarded to members of the council. The email noted that if Noah tried to build an ark now he would have to overcome planning rules, building regulations, environmental impact studies, fire and safety regulations and the RSPCA over animal welfare.

Mr Clutterbuck then added the following tag line, and duly pressed "reply all":

"I imagine now it would be illegal to only have animals of the opposite sex!"

I think it reasonably obvious to even the most blinkered, that the email was a joke and that the tag line added by Mr Clutterbuck was in the spirit of the email.

Unfortunately Nanny's chums in the Liberal Democrats lack a sense of humour, Liberal Democrat councillor Michael Carlile said:

"The comment, even in fun, is at best childish

and at worst shows that certain local Conservatives are locked into the distant past.

I urge, if we are truly going to embrace diversity,

all members should have compulsory diversity training.

I would urge those enlightened Conservative councillors,

and I know there are some,

to challenge Councillor Clutterbuck on his attitudes to minority communities

What a twat!

Mr Clutterbuck, a councillor for 19 years, said:

"One of the councillors who's made the complaint

has only been on the council three years.

I've said before, I've more experience of life,

of business in my little fingertips

than the people who are making complaints

Mr Clutterbuck's own party then got in on the act and, as a consequence, Mr Clutterbuck has resigned his whip (so to speak) and will stand as an independent in the next election.

What an absurd fuss over nothing.


  1. What is Diversity Training? In my day there were males and females and we knew that some were on the other side of the fence so to speak. It's not rocket science

  2. Anonymous10:01 AM

    I hope we see many more examples of such pathetic political ploys being exposed for the public to consider.

    Much better that these stupid situations are played out in the public domain than left to prosper in the bowels of the social controls committees we are expected to vote for every few years.

    Odd that the people who regularly call for 'diversity' training seem to be the ones who are least accpting of a diversity of views and opinions.

    Or maybe it isn't odd at all, since it seems to be a recurring aspect of social history in one form or another.

    Why is it that diversity training only ever seems to be suggested for people with views broadly in line with an existing majority? Would it not also be applicable to minorities who attack the society around them from a strict and inflexible fundamentalist, non-diverse position?

    Obviously there are selective exemptions. How does one apply?

  3. Anonymous3:09 PM

    Don't worry about it people.
    After all, it won't be long before it's mandatory to be "gay".
    I wonder what bandwagon the "diversity" loving pillocks will support then.

  4. Anonymous10:05 PM

    I have the dubious priviledge of having to endure regular diversity training as I am a civil servant / minion of Nanny.
    In the 'workshops' (why do those running 'workshops' always look like they've never been near a a real workshop in their life?) as a young white male I am inevitably cast as 'the oppressor' - despite my efforts to point out police forces that have 'no white males' recruitment policies etc. Diversity training is a great opportunity to tie the trainer in knots if you have some useful facts to hand... and examples from sites such as this! It's oh so easy to turn the class around to being a class in common sense and to banish the trainer with tail between legs!

  5. Anonymous10:50 PM

    why do those running 'workshops' always look like they've never been near a a real workshop in their life?

    I always liked the Alexi Sayle quote -
    "Anyone who uses the word "workshop", and isn't involved in light engineering, is a twat."

  6. Anonymous1:52 AM

    Is you Brits all smoking crack?

  7. Anonymous3:37 PM

    'why do those running 'workshops' always look like they've never been near a a real workshop in their life?
    I always liked the Alexi Sayle quote -
    "Anyone who uses the word "workshop", and isn't involved in light engineering, is a twat."'
    Well said: I couldn't agree with you more!

  8. Anonymous3:42 PM

    "Anonymous said...
    Is you Brits all smoking crack?"

    No, only the majority of those purporting to govern us!