'Perfect metaphor for the government' - Tory MP given unicorn for a Secret Santa gift

PUBLISHED: 14:48 20 December 2018 | UPDATED: 14:55 20 December 2018

David Gauke's unexpected secret Santa gift. Photograph: David Gauke/Twitter.

David Gauke's unexpected secret Santa gift. Photograph: David Gauke/Twitter.

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A Conservative minister has been given a pink glittery unicorn as a secret Santa present.

David Gauke was given the gift after he compared a “managed no-deal” Brexit scenario to a “unicorn that needs to be slaughtered”.

The justice secretary revealed the gift on Twitter - but did not disclose whether he has killed it in the way he suggested earlier in the week.

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The Tory MP tweeted a photograph of himself with a bemused look as he held the unicorn.

The photograph was captioned: “An unexpected Christmas gift”.

One responded: “If looks could kill David, that unicorn is already slain.”

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Another said: “A perfect visual metaphor for the government’s magical thinking right now.”

Gauke reportedly told cabinet: “The responsibility of cabinet ministers is not to propagate unicorns but to slay them.”

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