Tag: Nanny State

‘We Don’t Want A Nanny State But…’

Children as young as four are recreating violent computer games in the playground because they do not realise they are make-believe, East Riding head teachers have warned. Heads are warning schools are fighting a losing battle with children staying up…

Question: What Is ‘Starvation’?

If you answered ‘This’, congrats! If, on the other hand, you read this headline in the ‘Evening Standard’, you could be forgiven for wondering if it was still the 1st April: Because it now seems that the new definition of…

“Freeze, Dirtbags! Schwarma Squad!”

Police kept watch at a town centre kebab shop… For their own officers sneaking a verboten kebab, perhaps? Are they taking their responsibilities to ensure svelte whippets in blue a little too seriously? Well, no: … after customers were spotted…

It Was The Adverts Wot Dun It!

The Riots, Communities and Victims Panel, set up by David Cameron and deputy prime minister Nick Clegg in the wake of the riots, will highlight the role of big business in creating a damaging consumerist culture in some of the…

Go To Work On An Egg Muesli…

The 80,000-seater stadium and the 2,818 flats built for the Olympic Village in Stratford, east London, were constructed by a workforce who lived on ‘takeaways’, according to Olympic chiefs. So..? I mean, if they’d realised their workforce were breaking the…

Moving Those Goalposts….

Children are still exposed to the same level of junk food advertising despite tighter regulations, research suggests. Eh? Are companies breaching the regulations, then? Newcastle University academics said 6.1% of adverts seen by children were about junk food before the…

We Are All Muslims Today, Sisters!

Aisha Gill tries desperately to wriggle out of the (totally unexpected) conclusions from the Shafia murder case: On Sunday a Canadian court found three members of an Afghan family, the father, mother and son, guilty of killing three teenage sisters…

These People Are Driving Me To Drink!

A top doctor has backed calls for a minimum price to be imposed on alcohol. Brighton and Hove director of public health Tom Scanlon said having less cheap wine, beers and spirits available would be an important step in reducing…

Treating adults as children

Do you ever get that thing where you’re reading something in the paper and a throwaway phrase not directly related to the article sends such a chill through your soul that the rest of the article is momentarily forgotten? I…

A perfect storm of stupid

So we’ve just had the Greens’ carbon tax rammed through with the support of the minority Labor government, and now it’s the plain tobacco packaging, which I read… …will pass the Senate with the support of the Greens. Is it…