Hell has officially frozen over again ...

In the past few days I have read that Iain Dale is to help Damian McBridge bring out his memoirs

That's the same Damian McBride who tried to smear Iain in his last weeks as Gordon Brown's "enforcer."

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Then I hear some of the silliest examples of "Elf and Safety" nonsense being ridiculed on the Today Programme - by the Chairman of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

This post is currently held by Judith Hackitt, who sounds like an extremely sensible woman and who is obviously keen to see those who are concerned about Health and Safety focus on genuine dangers and not to have those concerns hijacked by daft jobsworths.

An example of the efforts which the HSE is now making to disavow the use of "Health and Safety" concerns to defend ridiculous decisions came this week with the news that a Canvey Island school had banned triangular flapjacks after a boy was hit in the face by one thrown by another pupil. A spokesman for the HSE replied that

 "We often come across half-baked decisions taken in the name of health and safety, but this one takes the biscuit. The real issue isn't what shape the flapjacks are, but the fact that pupils are throwing them at each other - and that's a matter of discipline.

"We're happy to make clear that flapjacks of all shapes and sizes continue to have our full backing."


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