Tag: Nanny State

There oughtta be a law against it

Oh yes, a law. God forbid that we should sit down and think an important decision through rationally. That would never do, so having done something remarkably silly that we now regret we should demand that the state protect us…

Reefer Madness!!

A Llanelli drugs worker has launched a campaign to rid the town centre of legally sold bongs and other drugs paraphernalia. Yeah, you didn’t miss the ‘legally’ bit; there’s nothing wrong with selling these items at all. So why has…

That’s Why Waterstones Are Failing…

…they aren’t ‘aggressively commercial’ enough: James Daunt, managing director of Waterstone’s, told The Bookseller: “It’s disappointing, to say the least, that a very British institution is driving readers away from local libraries and high- street bookshops. In an environment where…

Raising Better Sheep…

A tenant has been evicted from her home after repeatedly refused to clear up her eyesore garden. Hurrah! It’s not, after all, as if she wasn’t given every opportunity to not be evicted… Last year, she was warnedthat if she…

Welcome to The Asylum

In So Long and Thanks for All the Fish, the late Douglas Adams introduced us to a minor character by the name of John Watson or, as he preferred to be called, Wonko the Sane. Those who’ve read it will…

Solving the childhood obesity epidemic

Persuade them all to starve themselves to death. Almost 600 children below the age of 13 have been treated in hospital for eating disorders in the past three years, new figures have revealed. The statistics include 197 children between the…