Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Nanny Bans Ties

Nanny Bans TiesFull marks to John Peckham, head teacher of Bramhall School Greater Manchester, for being a bit of a sissy girl when it comes to health and safety.

He has decided that the wearing of real ties by his pupils is way too dangerous, so he has banned his pupils from wearing knotted ties because he says they could pose a safety risk.

Clip-on ties, like those worn by police officers, are now the order of that day at Bramhall High School in Stockport.

Precisely how many thousands of children die each year because their tie strangles them?


Learning to tie your own tie is one of life's great benchmarks, taking you from dribbling infant to fully fledged sprog.


  1. Anonymous11:48 AM

    Why bother with such outdated, useless adornment anyway? Ties serve no useful purpose whatsoever. I stopped wearing one over thirty years ago and have never looked back.


  2. Anonymous3:11 PM

    I agree with Pete. Although there are some professions where the wearing of a tie is required by convention(and even certain occasions for those not in these professions, such as attending funerals, church or job interviews for example) I think it would be better all round if the wearing of ties was no longer a requirement in this manner. Not only can ties be extremely uncomfortable, especially in hot weather, but one can look smart without such an item. They are also sexist, as women are rarely forced to wear a tie. However, if you do choose to wear a tie, it is your right to do so, and to ban knotted ties on health and safety grounds is absolutely barmy, but a typical idea of Nanny's.

  3. Anonymous3:44 PM

    Not seen many people wearing ties recently. Unhealthy things of course - MRSA for example.

    Perhaps all clothes should be banned?

    Is this perhaps a Gordon Brown idea so that when he wears a tie it will be fairly unique and help him to stand out from the masses?

  4. I thought the origin of ties was as Victorian penis-wipers.

    The last educational bureaucrat should be strangled with the tie of the last potty headmaster.

  5. Anonymous10:42 PM

    Just thought id let you know i attend this school, and about 15% of us [year 11] refuse to wear the clip on tie and we still do to this day.... we dont take nicely to Political Correctness in the school, no matter what that nazi says.