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Funny Warning Signs: Presented By Richard Littlejohn

by | 21st, October 2010

OUR gallery of health and safety warning sings is very amusing. It’s introduced by Richard Littlejohn, of the Daily Mail.

Richard Littlejohn: 21 September 2010:

For the past 15 years, this column has made a good living out of elf ‘n’ safety. Now, though, the Government is promising to put an end to the madness, scrapping the stupid rules and risk assessments, and derailing the spiv lawyers cashing in on thecom-pen-say-shun culture.

No one has told Lancaster City Council, which has banned revellers from watching the city’s annual fireworks display from Castle Hill, citing – you guessed – elf ‘n’ safety,

Even though it has taken place for the past 18 years without anyone getting hurt. Looks like there’s still some mileage in it for me yet.

October 19, 2010:

Lord Young’s report on elf’n’safety stupidity was long overdue and his recommendations sensible — particularly over the spiv lawyersat Blame Direct and the hyper-cautious risk assessment industry.

But he’s got his work cut out. Over the weekend, the new, touchy-feely sunflower seeds exhibition at Tate Modern was closed down because of fears it could bring on asthma attacks…

Another report highlighted the loss of most of Britain’s historic cobbled streets, which are being dug up and buried under Tarmac by councils on the off-chance someone might slip over and sue forcom-pen-say-shun.

This column has made a good living out of elf’n’safety over the years. If Lord Young succeeds, I’m out of a job.

Fortunately, given the stubborn endurance and bloody-mindedness of the British bureaucrat, I’m confident there’ll be some mileage in it for a few years yet.

A MacGuffin says: “It seems there is one type of recycling that Littlejohn thinks is acceptable…”

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