- Parents asked not to bring homemade cakes to school fêtes
- Flowers banned at a hospital in attempt to stop the spread of MRSA
- Hanging baskets banned in case they fall on people
- Children banned from using egg boxes in art class in case they catch salmonella
- Children forced to ride inflatable sheep at a Welsh Donkey Derby”
Ridiculous, isn't it? This article shares some of the things people and organizations in Britain have had to do to protect themselves from lawsuits and penalties. The overly protective rules have caused numerous unnecessary costs, hurting the economy.
Britain's government has set up a national campaign to stress the importance of self-reliance and to inform the public that the government is not responsible for every random accident that may happen.
If you asked someone if they wanted the world to be safer, naturally they would say yes. But we must keep in mind the trade-offs and that there is no such thing as a free lunch. I think it's sad how out of hand some laws have become, but I'm sure those laws were made for protection from lawsuits.