It has been confirmed that Santa Claus caught his first glimpse of the UK from the air this evening, said ‘bollocks to them’ and just turned right and went straight to the Netherlands instead.

The decision was taken shortly after South Coast Air Traffic Control warned the approaching sleigh that each of his reindeer would need to be checked under a ‘points based system’ as they would technically be working and a tourism visa wouldn’t apply.

We caught up with the main man himself over SpaceTime to ask him why he had just decided to fuck the whole UK off wholesale.

He said, ‘It’s the only way they’ll fucking learn.’

‘They hate jolly old men with beards who are trying to spread joy and hope anyway. I’m amazed that there aren’t more slam articles about me sharing a platform with The Tooth Fairy in the Daily Mail every week.’

Everyone in the North of England has reacted to the news with a massive amount of anger.

Proud Northern Northerner Dave Hotpot said, ‘Father Christmas has single-handedly carried out one of the most despicable things that I have ever witnessed tonight.’

‘He’s an absolute monster and the legacy of his actions will live on for years to come.’

‘Naturally he still has my full, unlimited support.’