Nanny's war against fun on fireworks night continues apace.
For years now we've been banned from buying anything that goes BANG!
And this year we're being all but banned from being able to buy them at all -- you have just four days to stock up, and even then there's age restrictions, and even restrictions on buying bloody sparklers. (Visit Nanny's website for the intrusive news.)
No wonder the youngsters are deserting the traditional benison of bonfire night for the siren song of Halloween.
As they say, the ultimate result of trying to shield people from the effects of folly will be to fill the world with fools.