Tuesday 2 December 2014

BBFC give Tony Blair Christmas card 18 certificate


Blair Christmas card

A Christmas card from Tony Blair has been given an 18 certificate by the BBFC in the hope it might prevent children being exposed to it.

The ‘warm’ seasonal greeting from Cherie and Tony Blair has been criticised for secretly being terrifying, forcing the BBFC to step in.

A spokesperson for the British Board of Film Classification explained, “Ordinarily we don’t pass judgement on Christmas cards, but we were happy to make an exception when presented with the source material.”

“On the face of it, it’s nothing more than a traditional seasonal greeting from a couple whose best years are behind them.”

“But then on a second viewing you see the look on his face, a look that buries deep into your soul and will haunt your nightmares for years to come.”

“It’s clear the horror he is trying to inflict upon the viewer – it’s subversive in the most deceitful way possible.”

“How can we let our children see this? The short answer is, we can’t.”

Blair Christmas card

Voters who have seen the card have spoken of their desire to protect impressionable minds from the material contained within it.

Simon Williams told us, “Yes, I’ve seen it – and frankly I’m a little disappointed in Tony.”

“This is a man who convincingly lied to an entire nation about the existence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, yet here in this photo he can’t convince me he doesn’t wish me dead.”

“Strange.”

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