The ghost of Christmas Brexit shows Santa a scary new world

The ghost of Christmas Brexit shows Santa a scary new world
Santa Claus might have to deal with a great deal of paperwork if and when Brexit eventually takes effect, so it’s little wonder he’s frustrated Pic: Shutterstock

‘You’re not going to thank me for this, Santa, but you might owe HM Revenue & Customs a few bob.’ In the near future, Customs Officer Smith gives the man in red the lowdown on the meddlesome new trading arrangements

It’s Christmas Eve, a few years from now. Somewhere over the North Atlantic, Santa gets a call on sleigh radio, ordering him into a holding pattern. A few minutes later, a man wearing a helicopter jumpsuit is winched down onto the sleigh. His crash helmet has the HM Revenue & Customs logo on the side.

Please Subscribe or Log in to continue reading

Subscribe Login

Independent journalism every day

With digital access you can read The Business Post whenever, wherever, and however you want.

  • Unlimited access to all sections of The Business Post on desktop, tablet and mobile.
  • Breaking news, comment and analysis from the best Business Post writers seven days a week.
  • Live blogs of major news events.
  • Videos and podcasts from some of the industry's most respected journalists such as Michael Brennan, Susan Mitchell and Ian Guider.
  • Access to The Business Post's extensive archive​.

Related Articles

More from The Business Post