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, November 11, 2008

Food Fascists Ban Greasy Spoons

Guildford Council
Nanny's food fascists have donned their jackboots, and are on the march again.

Nanny's environmental health officers in Guildford will inspect the menus of snack vans (parked in lay bys) during routine hygiene checks, they will be looking for fatty food.

Since when was it the role of the environmental health officer to inspect menus for fat content?

Seemingly Nanny wants the vans to limit the amount of mayonnaise served and offer "healthy" foods.

Those traders who do not comply with Nanny's diktat will have their licences revoked.

I was under the naive impression that in this country we had a modest degree of freedom that entitled us to eat what we wanted, when we wanted and where we wanted.

What the fark has it got to do with Nanny if we choose to have a dollop of mayo on our burger and fries?

Councillors at Guildford Borough Council disagree, and insist that every menu has to have at least one healthy option.

The list of recommended food includes low fat grilled sausage with wholemeal bread, chilli con carne with lean mince and jacket potato with a selection of fillings.

We live in a free market economy it is up to the consumer to dictate what is offered by service providers, not Nanny.

Needless to say, Guildford is in fact a Tory borough.

The Tory party just doesn't seem to be able to grasp the point that people don't want state interference in their lives, and seems to be intent on becoming a clone of Nu Labour.

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  1. Anonymous10:53 AM

    New Labour, Blue Labour, EU Labour....They're all the same and no real choice means no real democracy.

    Message to government....If you let adults take responsibility for their own actions and lives, people may start acting like adults again and many of the problems you feel the need to interfere in, are likely to vanish as people start to make their own grown up decisions....Just as generations of us have for decades.

  2. Coming soon: HMG's subsidy to LAs to be based on the BMI of the local population.

    Jon Gaunt of Talksport has been suspended for calling a Redbridge Councillor a Nazi for defending the decision to ban smokers from fostering children. Mind how you go, Ken....

  3. Anonymous12:05 PM

    have you ever tried to eat a low fat sausage? My wife recently bought some - from M&S, so not cheap - and they were truly disgusting. Anyone who thinks these are are some kind of alternative knows nothing about food.

  4. Ermm, correct me if I'm wrong, but I do believe that even if one scrupulously avoids mayo and fries (chips to you), death is inevitable.

    Do I dare to eat a peach . . . etc.

  5. Anonymous10:22 AM

    Did you notice this on Iain Dale's site:

    Two blogposts from Taking Liberties and Donal Blaney worry me. Both have examples of Conservative councils indulging in what can only be described as very unConservative like behaviour.

    TalkSport's Jon Gaunt has been suspended by the radio station after he called a Redbridge Conservative councillor a "Nazi" for introducing a policy of banning parents who smoke from fostering children.

    And Tory controlled Guildford Council has told the owners of burger vans that unless they provide healthy foods rather than burgers and kebabs, their licenses to trade will be withdrawn.

    I'm not going to rant on about it all being political correctness gone mad (although it is). What it demonstrates is that these councils are presided over by weak politicians who have little control over their officers. It's about time they learned what the word Conservative actually means.

    UPDATE: Guildford Conservatives have issued a statement clarifying the position re burger vans. Bacon butties are safe!

  6. Anonymous11:20 AM

    Yes brilliant... ban the greasy spoon and bring on the starbucks so we can all sit in ergonomically designed chairs and have coffee and £5 muffins without even having the novelty of a waiter... Oh how sophisticated we will be, sat in the cafe equivalent of Macdonalds. Why don't people eat in private cafes anymore!!!! One thing the govt could do to encourage small businesses is get rid of these giants that take over every empty shop space of every corner of our high street. The public can also stop being so numb and enjoy some intimacy and HUMAN CONTACT. I miss having lunch for under a fiver. All I want is bacon and eggs!!!!