Nanny state gone mad?

Post date: Jun 18, 2012 9:12:18 AM

We know that theScandanavians have a different attitude to the role of government and expect governemnt directives on all manner of everyday things. I wonder if there is a limit?

news item today from Sweden where a local council is considering a law that will require men to sit down to pee. This will be healthier and more hygienic they say. I can understand the more hygienic - less puddling, but the claims that it will be better for the bladder is a bit far fetched.

In the meantime you may need to be aware if traveling in Sweden there are rules for everything - including in rooms where you think you are alone. Wonder how it will be policed? What do you think the fine for standing will be?