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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Nanny Unbans Jolly Roger

Last Friday I wrote about prats from east Lindsey District Council banning a child from flying the Jolly Roger flag in his parents' garden:

"Anthony Steele (7 years old) has been targeted by Nanny's chums from East Lindsey Council.

For why?

He was flying a toy Jolly Roger flag (on a fishing pole) in his parent's garden.

What's wrong with that?

Well me hearties, Nanny believes that the skull and crossbones breaches advertising laws (what?), and have banned him from flying it!

Excuse me, how the hell does the skull and crossbones breach advertising laws?

It's not as though he is a real pirate advertising his pirating skills is he?

, notwithstanding that bleedin' obvious point, Nanny has told Anthony's parents that they face legal action unless they take it down."

Several loyal readers speculated that once the publicity hit home to the council, and they realised that they had been exposed to the world as being utter knobheads, that the council would wimp out and backtrack.

Well, surprise surprise!

East Lindsey District Council has indeed backtracked.

The council has now apologised to the family, and admitted the letter had been "over the top"

It has sent the family an official apology, saying that no further action would be taken.

The council has proven itself to be useless and spineless.

Councils are the enemies of the people!

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  1. Another fine example of some one that likes to boost their own ego, by calling themself officer, using percieved power they're neither intelligent nor sophisticated to use, backtracking after the light of publicity has shown the world what they are.
    Is it true that, when asked why they were backtracking, they replied;
    " Because they arrrrrrrrrre.?"

    Pirates 1 Council 0.

  2. Lord of Atlantis11:20 AM

    Apart from the fact that it is very questiomable whether the council had any authority in this matter, to tell people what they can or cannot do in their own homes and gardens, it is clear that someone in the council didn't like their stone(s) being lifted to public scrutiny and the adverse publicity the case has generated. The boy in question, incidently, suffers from Aspergers syndrome, so if the council had not backed down, they would have been seen (or continued to be seen) as little better than playground bullies and, as the council in question is a Tory council, the 'nasty party'. I thought Cameron was going to stop this sort of nonsense?

  3. I for one applaud this young man. His continued flying of the Jolly Roger will do much to reverse the effects of global warming.

  4. Archroy12:40 PM

    Every local government 'officer' should have a little nicely framed embroidered motto over his/her desk saying "How Will This Look in the Daily Mail?" For morer senior officers it should, of course, say "... On Nanny Knows Best?"