Good news everybody, Nanny has decided that yet another aspect of our lives needs to be micro managed.
This time she has turned her beady little eyes to the problem of chewing gum, spat out upon the street.
Doesn't this all remind you of John Major's doomed "cone hot line" fetish, which he went on about as his government slowly collapsed around him?
Anyhoo Nanny has set up a nice new quango (not Tango), called the Chewing Gum Action Group (CGAG)!
CGAG has announced a drive to cut the amount of discarded gum in trial areas of Manchester, Preston in Lancashire and Maidstone, Kent.
It seems that to aid this new "initiative", disposal pouches will be handed out in pedestrian areas and distributed through retail outlets.
There will even be an advertising campaign in shopping areas, on telephone boxes and beer mats will try to persuade users to dispose of their gum responsibly.
Guess who will be paying for that then?
Yes, that's right, us!
There will also be a system of fines imposed for gum offences, ranging from £50 to £75.
In addition to the campaign, special gum wardens will be trained to monitor people's gum spitting activity.
Now call me stupid, but don't we already have an anti litter campaign system of fines in place?
The trouble with Nanny and her acolytes is that they know that they are failing to manage to country effectively, in respect of the major issues such as; health, education and transport. Therefore they try to distract everyone's attention by creating a flurry of unnecessary and expensive activity in areas of little consequence.
That, my friends, is the first step on the road towards dictatorship.