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Norway Is Voting To Send A New Christmas Tree To London

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Norway Is Voting To Send A New Christmas Tree To London

Ever since 1947, Norway has sent the UK a Christmas tree as a 'thank you' for the support received during the Second World War.

However, it seems they've forgotten all about this after the tree arrived this year and ruffled a few feathers branches. And we mean a few.

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It's now believed that the less-than-amazing Christmas tree could be sent back to Norway, with a vote on its replacement said to be taking place soon.

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The tree - which 'proudly' stands in Trafalgar Square - has been mocked by some, while others have gone as far as to say that Norway is 'disrespecting' the UK.

According to reports, Oslo Council will cast a vote on whether or not it will send a new tree over to replace what they originally shipped over.

The tree is felled in a special ceremony in Oslo every year which is attended by the Lord Mayor of Westminster, the British ambassador to Norway and the Mayor of Oslo, before being transferred to London by sea and decorated in Trafalgar Square in traditional Norwegian fashion.

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But instead of getting excited over the spectacle, Londoners have complained that the 78-foot tree looks 'flea-bitten' and 'hungover' with some asking: 'where's the rest of it?'

Wish we could answer.

One user tweeted that 'this tree pretty much sums up the state of the country right now', with others quipping that it reminded them of 'Brexit if it were a tree'.

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Another added: "Brexit tree. Promised so much to some but totally let down and now an embarrassment to the country and the rest of the world."

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Credit: Alamy

Others saw the tree as proof that 'even Norway hates us now,' while others theorised that the half-hearted effort was revenge for Manchester United's sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as manager.

One wrote: "Norway with the king move of disrespecting the UK," while another asked: "Have we gone to war with Norway?"

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At the time of delivery, a spokesperson said: “I don’t know what people expect a 90-year-old 72ft tree to look like, but it is going to be different from a tree you have in your home.”

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Topics: Christmas, UK News

Rebecca Shepherd
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