Something About England

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised by this, really, as their incessant drive to Nanny State Nirvana has continued unabated for years. This just sort of sums it all up in a Python-esque way:

Butchers at Sainsbury’s have been banned from using knives to cut meat – because of health and safety.

Shopper John Wilkinson was shocked when a meat counter worker at the supermarket said he could not de-bone a joint of lamb.

The businessman was told: My bosses won’t let me – in case I cut myself and I’m not insured.’

As an aside, I find it …strangely disturbing… that a butcher in England, land of the glorious NHS, that national health program whose manifold wonders our Enlightened Leaders are so desirous of imposing on delivering to us Unenlightened Neanderthalic Boobs for our undeserved felicity as proof of their Care and Concern for us, that aforementioned butcher isn’t insured for an injury he might possibly sustain whilst doing his job.

How very singular.

8 Responses to “Something About England”

  1. don says:

    Funny post.

    Agreed – very singular in nature. I wonder what is the true meaning of the article and story that appears to be hidden between the lines.

  2. Dave E. says:

    Ah, but you see, he’s not insured because it’s NOT his job. Not until he’s received the proper training developed and delivered by the proper bureaucrats with the proper certificates on file with the proper authorities. After all, we’re talking about people using knives here, man. Knives. Why, it gives me the willies just thinking about it.

  3. Skyler says:

    This is beyond parody. It seems to me that when any person is prevented from using a knife, then it’s time to stop working on lamb and start deboning the politicians.

  4. major dad says:

    Nothing they do in Englandstan suprises me anymore.

  5. Gary from Jersey says:

    Look on the bright side: guy cuts off his thumb and he can’t put it on the scale to cheat the weight.

  6. Yojimbo says:


    The patron was still referred to as a “buinessman”. Hope springs eternal, however faintly, sorta like the last faint emissions from the Big Bang.

  7. nightfly says:

    I direct your attention to the curious incident of the butcher in his shop.

    “The butcher did nothing in his shop.”

    That was the curious incident.

  8. mojo says:

    “‘Ere, that’s an offensive weapon, that is!”

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