Nanny State

A “nanny state» is originally a British term that refers to a government whose policies interfere in people’s personal choices thus diminishing their freedom for their own good, just like a nanny would do with a child.

Areas of intervention include public health (smoking ban, sugar tax …), surveillance cameras in public places (also known as nanny cams) or regulations in economic and social policies.

See link below of David Cameron brushing off the criticism of his government introducing a nanny state policy concerning young parents:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-18115251/embed

 

 

 

 

 

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