Councils Ban Hot Cross Buns at easter

8O 8O 8O :roll: :roll:

As Easter is almost upon us I thought you would be pleased to know that Nanny has, just like she did at Christmas, stuck her interfering nose into this celebration as well.

It seems that schools across Britain have been ordered by local authorities to abandon the ancient tradition of serving hot cross buns at Easter, so that non Christians won't be offended.

The scary thing here is that we pay these council dimwits a salary.

Can anyone tell me why?

Nanny's friends in the councils are running scared of receiving complaints from non Christian religions.


The morons who run Tower Hamlets have slapped a ban on hot cross buns, after they received complaints about serving....wait for it...pancakes on Shrove Tuesday.

A jackass (I would use stronger words, but it is Easter!) spokesman for the Labour-run council claimed that there had been "a lot" of complaints but did not have a figure.

The spokesman then added for good measure:

"We are moving away from a religious theme for Easter and will not be doing hot cross buns...

We can't risk a similar outcry over Easter like the kind we had on Pancake Day. We will probably be serving naan breads instead."

I'm sorry, call me old fashioned if you will, but isn't Easter a religious festival??

Please feel free to correct me if I am wrong on this!

Liverpool council, which is controlled by the Liberal Democrats, has seemingly told reporters that the symbol of the cross had the "potential to offend"; buns will no longer be served to children.

Despite this ruling, the council confirmed that it will continue to organise special menus to celebrate events as diverse as the Chinese New Year, Italian National Day and Russian Independence Day.


Other councils on the hit list for removal from office, for not serving hot cross buns, include; York, and Wolverhampton both Labour run. Officials in Wakefield, which is also controlled by Labour, have decided it would be more appropriate to tailor the Easter menu to information technology.

"We are not serving hot cross buns at all..Each term we try to come up with a menu which encourages children to think about different issues...

This Easter term we chose information technology and did not even consider putting hot cross buns on the menu."

What were they smoking when they came up with that, I wonder?

Ann Widdecombe summed it up just right:

"These people are silly asses,".

"It would appear that we should know about everyone else's culture apart from our Christian tradition. It seems that anything that comes from an ethnic minority is fine, while anything Christian is wrong...

The bottom line is this, Nanny has gone mad and must therefore be "retired" immediately.
Nannystate knows best
Once again, the blood boils. When I was a school boy we would learn about all religeons and would experience their food when their festival came around. Nobody took offence we just had fun learing about what others in the world do and celebrating with them. That included celebrating Christian festivals as they are an important part of everyday life in this country.

Pre-emptive knee jerking like this can only cause resentment and stop children learning about others that share this planet. So what if someone complains. It doesn't mean that their complaints will be coherant or justified.

Most of these people, or their decendents came to this country out of choice. Although I would not expect them to let go of their culture or their traditions, I would also not expect them to force their culture on anyone else. If you went to live in the middle east, asia or anywhere else for that matter, would you expect the rest of your adoptive countryto shun their religion or traditions because you may be offended? They would be more likely to, at best, accept and join in, at worst arrest you for not observing the tradition.

Why should it be any different in the UK? I'm not saying that they shouldn't learn about other cultures in school, but why should British kids finish school knowing more about muslim and hindu traditions than christian ones?

If that view makes me racist, then what about the people who complained about the pan-cakes and hot cross buns? They say they were offended by the culture around them..... I'm a christian and their lack of religious tolerance offends me!!
Sod 'em!

Most members of minority communities would agree with the above sentiment. The fault is with the guilt-ridden middle-class social-workers who probably believe that psychopaths and paedophiles have "issues" and should be cared for in the "community".
this sort of idiocy tends to come from non elected council officals most councillors have half an eye on being relected :(
nanny does'nt fear having to answer to anyone :cry:


Kit Reviewer
Interesting to note on that link is that once again it would appear to be the Islingtonites that have kicked this insanity off.
As one of the many non-Christian organisations about, the Muslim Council of Great Britain are as bewildered as the rest of us.

What can be more innocent than a hot cross bun?

There's no more fun way to explain the Christian tradition to a child and it is not as if eating a hot cross bun automatically makes you a born-again Christian."

I would note that the Muslim Council of Britain called the decision "very, very bizarre..This is absolutely amazing..

At the moment, British Muslims are very concerned about the upcoming war with Iraq and are hardly going to be taken aback by a hot cross bun."


"Unfortunately actions like this can only create a backlash and it is not very thoughtful. I wish they would leave us alone. We are quite capable of articulating our own concerns and if we find something offensive, we will say so...

We do not need to rely on other people to do it for us...British Muslims have been quite happily eating and digesting hot cross buns for many years and I don't think they are suddenly going to be offended."

Given the above, I wonder precisely who Nanny is seeking to serve by banning these buns?

By the way Nanny's chums in the Food Standards Authority believe that hot cross buns are very healthy. On a weight-for-weight basis, the buns contain the lowest amount of sugar and fat; as well as having the highest fibre and lowest calorie content.

The bottom line is this, Nanny has gone mad and must therefore be "retired" immediately.
Yet again, more PC madness. Sadly I think on issues like this anyone who complains to these fools, will get classed as some religious nutter (easter) as opposed to someone genuinely concerned about the erosion of standards in everyday (British) life. To**ers.
I'm actually half-convinced that the progenitors of these policies (the Manchester CC funded schools in Bangladesh being a prime example) are actually closet BNP Nazis determined to create a backlash.

The Muslim Counciul is quite correct, IMHO.
This makes me giggle actually, as stated its PC gone mad. The muslims council seems to have the voice of reason in this case, and labour just being its self and not wanting to offend any relgions bar the christians, What next is he gonna throw them to the lions as well?

When i was serving there was a story in the local paper at the time that a student had been band from flying a St george flag in there room on a university campus, as it was deemed racist.

Now with them renaming the xmas lights to Festival lights, and no hot cross buns, and even no pancakes, just makes you wonder is there anything else labour can do to ruin a christian event!!

I am not religious, i dont expect people to enforce there religons on me, as much as i dont force my beliefs on them, but all this PC is going to far.

Probablly old hook hand in jail said he got offended by it and labour have bowed over once again.

Does blair actually have a back bone?
I think the backbone is surgically removed when you apply to be an MP. And yes, I'm getting increasingly hacked off with state-enforced atheism.
hackle said:
is the sensible reaction from the Muslim Council of Great Britain.
That'll be a first...wonder what they're after.
no the muslim council of great britian mostly sane while pushing the allah thing
muslim parliment of great britan self appointed carpet chewing ayattollahs