The first NCSC enquiry (Nativity Child Safety Consequences)

Extract from the minutes of the departmental enquiry into the so-called “Massacre of the Innocents”.

” … the homing beacon was switched off as soon as the expert advisors from China, India and Iran had  arrived …  secure subliminal “DREAM” channels were used successfully to warn the experts of the Herodian threat and they returned another way …  The close surveillance team then used the same channels to tell Joseph and Mary to make immediate use of their vouchers for Egyptian post natal care … The team then travelled with them … {redacted} failed to leak news of their departure … {redacted} decided that to warn others of the possible consequences would risk exposing our methods …  ”

Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men.

Apologies to those of you who would prefer a more cheerful Christmas message – but I have been in a thoughtful mood the last couple of weeks.

P.S. Instead of sending Christmas Cards I am donating to Barnardos, the RNLI and the Salvation Army.