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Christmas card features ‘naughty’ MPs and the Queen 150 150 mhamer

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.

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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.Jimmy Cricket's Christmas card features the Only Fools and Horses’ sketch staring regular cast members David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst, plus special Comic Relief guest David Beckham

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!

Happy 100th from Jimmy Cricket and the Queen! 150 150 mhamer

Happy 100th from Jimmy Cricket and the Queen!

Jimmy Cricket playing the saxophoneJimmy Cricket recently joined the Queen in helping a Rochdalian to celebrate her 100th birthday.

The famous entertainer has known Lily Thornley for a number of years, as her late brother used to teach the accordion to one of his children.

So when Jimmy, 70, heard she was about to reach the golden age, he wanted to pop along and wish her 100 happy returns!

“To mark the great occasion, a party was arranged for Lily on the afternoon of her special day by the wonderful staff at the care home where she is based,” said Jimmy.

Jimmy Cricket with centenarian LilyThe party took place at Cleggsworth House in Littleborough, Rochdale, which is fairly near to where Jimmy lives.

Not only did he take his saxophone along to lead a rendition of happy birthday (above right), but he even got to present Lily with her special card* (left) from the Queen.

* Her Majesty traditionally congratulates centenarians (100, 105, and each birthday above) and couples celebrating a special wedding anniversary (60th, 65th, 70th and each year above).