This is me, Eccles

This is me, Eccles
This is me, Eccles

Monday, 11 November 2013

Annoying people to be banned

Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is proposing to introduce legislation to ban annoyance, with the implementation of orders known as IPNAs (Injunctions to Prevent Nuisance and Annoyance).

Theresa May

This sort of irritating nuisance will probably be banned from our streets.

Naturally, we give Mrs May our full support here, as we find many things irritating. Following W.S. Gilbert with his little list, including:

There’s the pestilential nuisances who write for autographs –
All people who have flabby hands and irritating laughs – 
we have even attempted to make our own list, which included:
There are atheists like Dawkins who is nothing but a clown
For his books contain the biggest heap of garbage written down -
Yes, yes, yes, we must keep them all off the streets!

Mrs Mills and fruit cake

Even Damian Thompson (seen here with Fr Jorge Bergoglio receiving a cake from Mrs Gladys Mills) can be very irritating.

The important thing from now on is that everyone must be happy, and nobody must be irritated. Are you angry because your train is late? Well, now you will be able to put the managing director of Late Western in prison!

This being a mostly-religious blog, we are naturally delighted that the law will now enable us to dispose of our enemies in a state-sanctioned way - for we must not expect religious groups to have any exemptions! What is your particular hatred? Latin Masses? Paul Inwood? Carol Singers? The National Secular Society? Ban them!


Irritated by a liturgical tango? Tell Theresa!

Then again, wearing red noses in public is an established Catholic tradition, dating back to the encyclical De Nasis Rubris of Pope Pius XII, but some people do find it irritating, and Mrs May's law will make it illegal if anyone objects.

Pope with red nose

No longer shall we be seeing red-nosed popes!

So, what's not to like? All the irritating people will be driven off our streets - cyclists, motorists, pedestrians - and all the irritating newspapers - Guardian, Daily Mail, Babes in Custard - will be banned from sale. Surely, the great Theresa is onto a winner here!

Fr Ted

And don't even think of participating in any demonstrations!


  1. And who will define annoying people?

    More annoying elected people…?

  2. Darling eccles, will Bosco be banned? Poor thing xx Jess

    1. I is quite missing his wise comments on my blogg. But I expect he will be back to write an episode of my excitin serial story.

    2. He's doin a lotta writing on mine :)

  3. Cameroon is very annoying & his leftie Clegg. Also, we could get rid of Mildredband brothers.

  4. Nice photo at the end: Darkins dressed up as a protesting vicar. Is this his way of illustrating evolutionary Replicators?

  5. U is not annoying. Only I is annoying.