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.

Thursday, November 01, 2012

The Dangers of Santa

Having survived Halloween the next seasonal marketing gimmick is Christmas.

Unsurprisingly Nanny and her chums have a few words of "wisdom" on that subject. Step forward Pamela McColl, a publisher and anti smoking campaigner, who has (surprise surprise) published a new version of the poem about Santa, attributed to Clement C Moore.

In the original version there is the line (accompanied by a picture of Santa smoking):
"The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth / And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath."
Not anymore there isn't!

Ms McColl has published a new version of the poem without the line and without the picture.

She is quoted by the Telegraph:
I just really don’t think Santa should be smoking in the 21st century.” 
Funny, I thought that Santa was a fictional character!

Ms McColl is of the view that by "removing these words we may save lives and avoid influencing new smokers.”


How convenient and odd that she ignores the fact that Santa is overweight and red faced, surely his obesity also encourages children to eat like pigs?

As with all these single issue obsessives, McColl ignores that point.
He doesn’t eat in the story. 

That’s not my issue. 

That's Jamie Oliver and other people’s issue.
Oh and by the way, heaven forfend that someone remembers that he encourages children to sit on his lap!

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  1. We do take far too much notice of single issue groups in this country. The single issue groups also lobby Parliament and party leaders take these groups far too seriously and give a disproportinate amount of sway to that single issue. This leads to clumsy legislation in far too many cases and often, a whole industry of non jobs and even more opportunities for lawyers to rip us all off and cost us all dear.

    What we must remember is that one person's right is another person's duty: too many people in this country know their rights, but too few accept the duties too.

  2. Anonymous9:13 AM

    In a late move governments across the world have decided to remove Santa Claus from his post. His replacement Nanny Claws will take up her new post from 16 the December and will have an annual budget of £1000 paid for by all of those nasty people who drive cars!!