Christmas card features that eyesight trip by Dominic Cummings
Dominic Cummings’ controversial trip to Barnard Castle during the first coronavirus lockdown is the subject of Jimmy Cricket’s 2020 Christmas card.
It features Jimmy dressed as Father Christmas telling Cummings: “They are the strongest glass we make in Lapland, Dominic!”
Boris Johnson’s former chief aide Cummings admitted he drove to Barnard Castle with his wife and child at the end of his lockdown-busting trip to County Durham.
He insisted he made the journey to test his eyesight before making the long drive home to London.
He had made the 260-mile trip north in late spring at a time when he and his wife Mary were displaying symptoms of Covid-19.
It led to claims they were enjoying a day out rather than self-isolating.
Police later found Cummings may have breached the law during the trip to Barnard Castle, but said they would not fine or prosecute him.
Cummings refused to leave his role despite the national controversy it caused.
He finally left No 10 in November after an internal power struggle.
Jimmy also chose a political theme for his 2019 Christmas card – the way Westminster MPs have behaved over Brexit.
It showed him 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.
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!