A joke about Southern rail has come runner up in a national competition to write the best modern Christmas cracker joke.
A gag about Prime Minister Theresa May won the top spot with the best line voted to be: "Why was Theresa May sacked as nativity manager? She couldn't run a stable government", written by Samuel Williams from Kent.
Gags about Donald Trump, Brexit, and Ryanair also proved popular in the annual competition.
The top 10 jokes were voted to be:
- 1. Why was Theresa May sacked as nativity manager? She couldn't run a stable government.
- 2. Why don't Southern Rail train guards share advent calendars? They want to open the doors themselves.
- 3. What's the difference between Ryanair and Santa? Santa flies at least once a year.
- 4. Kim Jong Un will play Santa this year in the South's annual pantomime. He said he fancied a Korea change.
- 5. Why did Donald Trump continuously decorate the Christmas tree? Because people kept saying "moron" to him.
- 6. Why was the planned Ryanair TV documentary scrapped? They were unable to air a pilot.
- 7. Which TV Christmas special is being filmed in Brussels this year? Deal Or No Deal.
- 8. Theresa May has asked Santa for a home makeover this year. First thing on the list was a new Cabinet.
- 9. What did Bruce Forsyth say when the Christmas pheasant repeated on him? "Good game, good game".
- 10. Why did Jeremy Corbyn ask people not to eat sprouts on Christmas Day? He wants to give peas a chance.