Image of the week May’s Christmas
Each bauble on this Downing Street tree represents one of the logical impossibilities at the heart of the Brexit project, while each pine cone symbolises a parliamentary defeat suffered either this week or next by the British government.
This year’s tree has Scottish roots, according to the Daily Mail, which amusingly suggests this is perhaps “a bid to appease the Scots over the turbulent Brexit negotiations”.
But if MPs think Theresa May looks a little weary at the sight of the oversized tree plonked outside her front door, just wait until she cancels Christmas by recalling parliament before the new year. In fairness, mass heartburn, indigestion and turkey comas are unlikely to worsen the quality of the debate so far.