Television and radio presenter Nicky Campbell's mother was banned from taking photographs of his children at a swimming pool.She’s pretty forthright in her complaint.
'The attendant was adamant that I had to stop. He might have taken away my camera. I must say, it is a sign that we are living in a nanny state.'It is indeed.
Can you expect some help from your famous son?
Mr Campbell, who presents BBC One's Watchdog and the Breakfast show on Radio 5 Live, said: 'I am sorry.... I don't think my mother looks like a paedophile or a terrorist./headdesk
'She is from an era when such things were acceptable.
Newsflash for you, Nicky. It still is acceptable!
And if people told the petty little Hitlers where to get off, and informed them that if they tried to confiscate their camera, they’d see them (and their employers) in court for theft, as they have no legal powers to do so, we could nip this madness in the bud.
Will no-one stand up for themselves any more?
A spokesman for Edinburgh Leisure that runs the swimming pool denied there was a wholesale ban on photography, claiming staff took a 'common sense approach'.Ah ha ha ha ha!
Who knew Edinburgh Leisure would join in with ‘Silly Week’?