When Emma Thompson was writing Nanny McPhee, she included a wry little political statement. By having Nanny McPhee refer to herself as a “government nanny”, Thompson was making two statements (according to the commentary on Nanny McPhee [always listen to Emma Thompson’s DVD commentaries]):
1) How very ludicrous the idea of a government nanny is!
2) Therefore, how very ludicrous the idea of a nanny government is!
I adore Emma Thompson.
Well, Ms. Thompson, I present to you Britain’s “Super Nannies” of the PM’s “Respect Task Force”.