Christmas Every Day

With only 141 shopping days to go until Christmas, and the UK’s tourism industry booming, Selfridges opened its Christmas Shop last week. The North Pole sits outside both the Schengen Area, and the EU, and so has been able to impose strict border controls; choosing for instance to limit the height of its immigrant workers. It seemingly also avoids application of the Common External Tariff when exporting goods into the EU.  However, playing down the prospect of a precedent being set for the UK’s new treaty, a white-bearded spokesman confirmed that trading with the EU is limited to a single day each year.