Christmas card features ‘naughty’ MPs and the Queen
Jimmy Cricket has chosen a topical theme for his 2019 Christmas card – the way Westminster MPs have behaved over Brexit.
It shows Jimmy, 74, telling her majesty the Queen that all members of parliament are on the naughty list.
Tradition has it that Father Christmas (also known as Santa Claus) has two lists: the naughty list and the nice list.
He checks over his list twice. If you are nice you get presents. If you are naughty you get a lump of coal in your stocking.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson reportedly apologised to the Queen after the Supreme Court ruled his decision to prorogue (suspend) Parliament earlier this year was unlawful.
British MPs of all parties have come under intense scrutiny – and been the subject of much criticism – following their failure to agree a Brexit deal.
In a 2016 UK referendum, a slim majority voted for the country to leave the European Union.
Brexit is at the heart of campaigning ahead of the general election on Thursday 12 December.
Northern Irish comedian Jimmy has traditionally created his own customised Christmas card over the years.
It is based on a photograph that has represented in some way an event from the previous 12 months.
In 2012 he picked a picture of Usain Bolt and Mo Farah, which was one of the iconic images from the London Olympics.
The followed year, it was a photo associated with the theft of his concrete wellies, which was widely covered in the media.
And his 2014 card (pictured right) featured a sketch which took place during that year’s Comic Relief event.
The card recalled the Only Fools and Horses charity scene starring regular cast members David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst.
In addition, it featured former England and Manchester United footballer David Beckham.
Famous entertainer Jimmy was included on the card as if part of the get-together and referenced his famous Mammy!