UK PM unveils new baby’s name

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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Simmons have revealed the name of their newly born son (main picture).

At a brief photo opportunity in the PM’s official country retreat Chequers where he is still recuperating from coronavirus, Mr Johnson said it was a “supreme joy” to once again be the father to a young daughter.

There followed a brief moment during which he was corrected by Ms Simmons before continuing: “Yah. Indeed, righto. Well chaps, and chapettes, what a wheeze. Hey? It’s a boy, apparently.

“So anyway, I was plugging for her, I mean him, to be named Alexander Boris de Pfeffel which is my full name so that she, I mean he, could be Boris Junior.

“But my ….. er, wife, er …. partner, young….Carly, I mean Carry On … no, wait! Carrie. Yes, young Carrie didn’t like that so we’ve agreed on Brexit Covid Number 10 Johnson in honour of the major events that preceded the birth.”


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“I will be issuing an edict for all priests to stay at least 1.5 metres away from any child, boy or girl, at all times,” His Holiness said in a statement released by the Vatican. “That should help head off a lot of problems we might otherwise face in the future.”