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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Confusion Abounds!

As Guy Fawkes (Bonfire) night draws near, it should come as no surprise at all to hear that Nanny has being doing her best to make a damp squib of the whole event (as per normal).

Members of the Somerset County Guy Fawkes Carnival Association, who have been trying to organise the celebrations, have hit a few problems when it was discovered that our "old friends" from the world of insurance were unwilling to accept the heavy trailer floats.

For why?

The insurers were of the view that the drivers needed a heavy goods licence.

The organisers enlisted the help of Avon and Somerset police, and submitted an application for exemption to the DVLA and the Department for Transport (DfT).

You see folks the DVLA regulations ban agricultural licence holders from driving agricultural vehicles towing trailers weighing more than 7.5 tonnes, unless they are performing agricultural work.

The carnival floats exceed limit and are pulled by tractors.


Fear not though, the DfT have checked the rules and responded that the rules do not ban provincial carnivals using such means to haul their floats around. It seems that the information on the DVLA website is just overly confusing!

A spokesman for Avon and Somerset Police said the dispute was the result of "confusion all round", and said they will work harder next year will everyone to ensure that they have a greater clarification of the relevant legislation.

Ho Hum!

So much time, effort and money wasted all because the information provided by Nanny was confusing.

It seems to me that many of Nanny's "rules" and "regulations", that are happily quoted by those who wish to stop people living their lives, are in fact non existent.

Nanny deliberately makes things confusing in order to make people avoid doing things, lest they break the law.

Oh, and by the way, I guarantee that many London councils will do their best to use the upcoming fire service strike in London as an excuse to stop firework display etc.

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  1. I agree Ken; Nanny does make her rules so complicated that they can be interpreted to achieve any goal the user in hi-viz wants to achieve.

    The real problem is that Nanny hates people to enjoy themselves out side of the control of the state. Had Nanny been putting on this event, then there would have been no problem....It is all part of Nanny's agenda to make people more and more dependent on her; sadly it appears her plans are working and people are frightened of the state which, in a supposed democracy, is very wrong.

  2. Anonymous12:32 PM

    "A community facility in south Norfolk is set to stage an “indoor firework display” next week, which is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK."

    Story here:

  3. Passive smoke

    It's going to be a digital display shown question is what about the digital 'passive smoke'...since there is no safe level of exposure, even digitally, then how many people could be killed by this?

  4. Lord of Atlantis3:09 PM

    Let's face it, there are certain types of people who enjoy nothing more than lording it over the rest of society, and if they can spoil things for everyone else, so much the better, as far as they are concerned.

  5. Tonk.3:14 PM

    My Lord;

    I fear you have hit the nail squarely on the head!!

  6. Anonymous8:55 PM

    Gunness sake, haven't you cottoned on yet? Puritans rule, ok ?

    (Puritan : a person who does not accept that somewhere,anywhere,someone should be enjoying themselves).

  7. Anonymous9:21 PM

    Or even -

    (Puritan - a person who can't bear the thought that somewhere, someone is enjoying themselves)