Category Archives: Nanny State

UKIP and why I’ll be voting for them

Those of you who don’t live in the EU have probably escaped the fact that on May 22, a large proportion of us are going to vote for our representatives in the European Parliament – our MEPs. I have been asked on several occasions how I plan to vote, and why. I plan to vote […]

The budget… And one or two other things, too…

There’s been a few things I wanted to line up in my sights from the recent budget statement by the Chancellor – George Osborne – but a mixture of laziness, illness and Mass Effect 3 have prevented it. Until now. First into the cross-hairs is minimum pricing for alcohol, and more here. The government is […]

Quick! Hide the leftovers, its the food police!

Seriously. How fucking pathetic is this? Householders are to be visited by officials offering advice on cooking with leftovers, in a Government initiative to reduce the amount of food that gets thrown away. Jesus H. Christ. Do they not think that people are capable of looking after themselves? That they might, just might, have enough […]

Quangos a go-go

El Gordo launched yet another quango yesterday. Gordon Brown hailed the internet as a world of “entertainment, opportunity and knowledge” as he launched a new watchdog to protect children online. The Prime Minister said that the UK Council for Child Internet Safety was an “important landmark” in efforts to keep young people safe on the […]

Taking the pinch

Welcome to the fucking nanny state. As if you either needed, or wanted, to be welcomed. I find this via Monkey: SALT cellars with fewer holes could be distributed to East Lancashire takeaways in a bid to improve residentsÃ?¢âÂ?‰Â?¢ health. The shakers maybe handed out for free by Rossendale Council as a way of cutting […]