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Tony’s Little Helpers

by | 16th, December 2003

‘WHY not get into the Christmas spirit of peace on earth and good will to all men by doing as the Sun invites us to do and hanging Saddam Hussein from your tree?

This happy brood…

”There are plenty who would love to see Saddam Hussein strung up for his evil crimes against humanity,” says the paper.

And hanging a Santa-themed Saddam will continue the ”great British tradition” of poking fun at nasty dictators.

And they are right. Who can forget the hilarious oven-ready Hitler Christmas turkey, the Stalin salt shaker, the Idi Amin ice-cream frozen head dessert and the Pol Pot miniature gardening set, ”a hoe-hoe-hoe for the whole family”?

But for the smart set, Christmas is not complete without a card from our beloved Leader Number One. And for anyone delusional enough to want to claim friendship with the Blairs, the Mail reproduces their family Christmas card.

But what’s this? We’ve studied the print through the bottom of several beer glasses and can find no sign of Euan, Kathryn, Nicky or Leo.

Usually at this time of year, Tony likes to parade his brood like so many elves. True, the unofficial shot (as seen in the Mirror) shows the full clan seated on a bench in a garden – but not the official card.

That, as the Mail shows, contains just a simple shot of Tony standing beneath a stone archway with his left arm ”protectively” wrapped around his wife’s shoulders.

His right thumb, hidden by his ”zip-up woolly pully”, is hooked inside his trouser pocket.

It’s a picture of a loving premier and his wife, and calls to mind a volley of shots from a year past.

Blessedly, the Nicolae and Elena Ceausescu wall frieze is still available – and if you buy it through us we’ll throw in a free Romanian Teeny Tiny Tears doll…’

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