Happy Christmas!

Enjoy your Christmas. Have a great day.

Comment if you like. I will read it tomorrow.


  1. David Peddy
    December 25, 2022

    You too Sir John.i look forward to joining you again in the New Year at your lunch club events

  2. Fedupsoutherner
    December 25, 2022

    Happy Christmas to you and yours John and to everyone who reads your diary. Whilst this year has been a difficult one for many we should all feel very blessed that we live in peace and are blessed if we have our family and friends around us today. So many in the UK and in the world are not that fortunate. Have a well deserved rest John.

  3. turboterrier
    December 25, 2022

    May you Sir John also have a great day surrounded with family and friends in an atmosphere of love, peace, laughter, happiness, good food and wine.
    Thank you for all your time and effort in running this site on top of all your other commitments. Really very much appreciated.

    1. Sharon
      December 25, 2022

      Turbo terrier

      My thoughts exactly! +1

    2. Lifelogic
      December 25, 2022


      But over New Year perhaps the rather too few sensible Tory MPs can work out how on earth we can from the current dire position avoid the appalling prospect of Stamer/Sturgeon/SNP/Plaid/Green and finally deliver a real Brexit and a sensible economic agenda. Looks almost impossible to me with the socialist tax to death agenda of Hunt & Sunak.

      Starmer rules out pact With Sturgeon he says, well perhaps not a “pact” perhaps but it may well be be an appalling coalition. Where does Starmer stand on Sturgeon’s gender recognition bill? Ditch net zero and block this gender recognition bill would be a very good start.

  4. Mark B
    December 25, 2022

    Good morning and Merry Christmas to our kind host and all contributors, and readers here of this fine Diary.

    1. Jazz
      December 25, 2022

      And from me and Many thanks for all your insights over the past year.

    2. Ian Wragg
      December 25, 2022

      Looking forward to continuing our discussion after the holidays.

  5. Cheshire Girl
    December 25, 2022

    I wish you and your Family, a very Happy Christmas. May it be filled with warmth and joy.


    1. Mickey Taking
      December 25, 2022

      there would be a lot more warmth if he abandoned the faux Tories, and headed up Reform.

  6. Denis Cooper
    December 25, 2022

    Happy Christmas, and thank you again.

  7. Barrie Emmett
    December 25, 2022

    Happy Christmas to you and yours and look forward to another eventful year.

  8. Rhianon
    December 25, 2022

    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas. As someone that is a recent subscriber, you are the voice of sanity and I appreciate all that you do. A big thank you from Devon.

  9. AncientMariner
    December 25, 2022

    The same to you Sir and in 2023, more power to your elbow.

  10. David & Margaret Chopping
    December 25, 2022

    Hope you have had a well deserved day off?

  11. Walt
    December 25, 2022

    Thank you, Sir John. I hope that you enjoy the day too and offer my best wishes to you and to the readers of your Diary.

  12. Duyfken
    December 25, 2022

    It used to be “Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year” but almost invariably these days it’s just “Happy Christmas” and possibly something or other for the New Year. What’s wrong with “Merry”? Perhaps it’s a victim of the cancel culture!

    Nonetheless, my best wishes to your readers and your good-self.

  13. Donna
    December 25, 2022

    Merry Christmas to Sir John and all those who contribute to the discussions on this blog. I wish you all a happy, healthy New Year.

  14. MPC
    December 25, 2022

    Merry Christmas Mr Redwood and thank you again for all you have done this year

  15. formula57
    December 25, 2022

    A happy Christmas to you Sir John. (Posting on Christmas day! I remain astonished by your industry.)

    I am enjoying the day, having won my struggle to overcome my shock at your recent disclosure about Santa’s elves having come over all bolshie through working from home.

  16. Bert Young
    December 25, 2022

    Have a good rest Sir John . I wish good tidings and a Very Merry Christmas !.
    Bert .

  17. Paul A Townson
    December 25, 2022

    Happy Christmas & Healthy New Year to John & Family
    Keep up your good work in 2023

    Best Wishes
    Paul Townson
    Lower Earley Conservatives

  18. roger frederick parkin
    December 25, 2022

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Sir John. You work tirelessly to keep us informed
    of events and more importantly offer your opinion based on expert knowledge
    and sound common sense. Thank you.

  19. Billy Elliot
    December 25, 2022

    Merry Christmas Sir!

  20. Robert Miller
    December 25, 2022

    Happy Boxing Day!

  21. Pauline Baxter
    December 25, 2022

    So far as I am aware the ‘correct’ terminology has always been and still is, ‘Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year’.

  22. hefner
    December 25, 2022

    Kris Kringle brought me what seems to be a very interesting book ‘One Party After Another: The Disruptive Life of NF’ by Michael Crick, Simon & Schuster, 2022.

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