VIDEO: ‘What can you do with a President, when he stops being EU President?’
Spare a thought for former EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker this Christmas
Brexit Facts4EU.Org festive version of a photo © EU Commission
A Brexit Facts4EU.Org, fun, “White Christmas” look at a ghost of Christmas past
This evening Jean-Claude Juncker will be sitting down for his first Christmas dinner in 24 years in which he has been neither a prime minister of Luxembourg, nor a president of the EU Commission. (Christmas in Luxembourg is celebrated on 06 December with children’s presents and the grand dinner is usually on 24 December.)
To add to his misery, when Herr Juncker looks at the official EU register of presents he has received this year, they number just four.
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Gifts declared by Jean-Claude Juncker in 2019
- A silver-plated female harp player in wooden frame from the government of Myanmar
- A traditional Mongolian portrait of two horse riders from the President of Mongolia
- An engraved, silver-plated frame with picture of the Marinsky Palace from the President of Ukraine
- A traditional silver thread flower bowl from the deliciously-named Prime Minister Phuc of Viet Nam
The Christian spirit of forgiveness, from the Brexit Facts4EU.Org team
The Brexit Facts4EU.Org team therefore felt that in the Christian spirit and at this time of forgiveness we should offer our gift of a little song. Being penniless after four years of fighting for Brexit, we borrowed the music and most of the lyrics from the traditional Christmas film, “White Christmas”.
We invite readers to sing along to our revised lyrics below, whilst watching the video of the late, great Bing Crosby below that.
“What can you do with an [EU] president, when he stops being a president?”
With apologies to the late, great, Irving Berlin
A Brexit Facts4EU.Org Christmas present to Jean-Claude Juncker
When the war was over, why, there were jobs galore
For the Brexit Warriors, who were in the war
But for presidents things were not so grand
And it's not so hard to understand
What can you do with a president
When he stops being a president?
Oh, what can you do with a president who retires?
Who's got a job for a president
When he stops being EU president?
They all get a job but a president no one hires
They filled his chest with medals, when he praised the Treaty of Rome
And they spread the blue-gold carpet, when he came marching home
The next day someone hollers, when he comes into view
“Here comes the president” and they all say “President who?”
They're delighted that he came
But they can't recall his name
Nobody thinks of assigning him
When they stop wining and dining him
It seems this superstate never has enjoyed
So many twelve and twelve and twelve and twelve star presidents
We will be publishing tomorrow (Christmas Day), as we have done 365 days a year since before the EU Referendum campaign, but many readers will be thinking of things other than Brexit.
We would therefore like to take the opportunity to wish all our readers a very merry Christmas, full of joy, laughter, and love.
Sincere best wishes to you all,
The Brexit Facts4EU.Org team
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Brexit Facts4EU.Org, Christmas Eve, 24 Dec 2019
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