Ding dong merrily off, petty bureaucrat

Carol singers Over at the Daily Mail, you can read about some silly man in Lancashire whose organisation is (at public expense) pumping out cards to tell carol singers to push off in case they upset "vulnerable people".

This is preposterous.  People have been singing carols in an unchanged tradition for hundreds of years in this country without any problems.

Are we really supposed to think that this Lancashire "partnership" has found some important new issue that only they have the wisdom to identify and deal with, or might they really just trying to justify their existence?

Carol singing is a cherished part of our cultural heritage.  Why don’t the health and safety jobsworths leave us alone?

By Alex Deane