Have a go at our next caption competition (above) and win a prize of Fairtrade chocolate!
Send entries by email only to email@example.com by 9 a.m., Monday 13 September.
Here is the winning entry for last week:
The next time I tell you what to print on our jackets, ignore it when I hit my thumb with a hammer
WHO is the Prime Minister looking out for? One answer could be a senior Cabinet minister:
- Has the Foreign Secretary been spotted yet? (John Appleby)
- I can’t see the Foreign Secretary anywhere! (Mervyn Cox)
- My goodness — is that Dominic Raab sunbathing? (Brian Stevenson)
- That’s Raab treading water (Janet Stockton)
- The PM waits patiently for Raab to apply the suntan lotion before calling him back home (Philip Lickley)
- I think that’s Dominic Raab paddling in the sea (Richard Hough)
- Good grief, Raab, you could have changed out of your swimming shorts before you boarded the plane! (Linda Moulding).
Or a former senior adviser:
- Ah — I see Dominic Cummings 1000 metres south-west. Fire torpedo!” (Peter Sebbage); “Is that Barnard Castle? (Simon Leaver)
- And if these don’t help, I’ll try the Barnard Castle test (Alison Rollin).
The sea prompts some soul-searching from Mr Johnson:
- . . . and that is how far I am now from Christian principles (John Jones)
- No one could deny that Boris had tried hard to see sense (Fiona Drinkell)
- I can just see my credibility sailing away (Angela Norton-Kelly)
- Don’t worry. I’m just looking for my competence (Katrina Adams)
- Someone told Boris he needed to find Jesus (Joanna Smith)
- I still can’t see the woods for the trees (Sharisse de Silva)
- Boris looking for salvation (Samantha McGinty)
- Nope, can’t find my values anywhere (Geoff Crawford).
Some other entries that we enjoyed:
- . . . Um, Prime Minister, you won’t see the virus that way. You’ll need a microscope to see it, not binoculars. . . (Roly Cobbett)
- In extremis, Boris reaches, as ever, for his rose-tinted binoculars (Ian Barge)
- President Biden has said that there is a silver lining; so we should be able to see it (Patrick Irwin)
- Golly, perhaps attention to detail does make a difference after all (John Saxbee)
- Using the Officer of the Watch’s yellow vest and binoculars doesn’t entitle you to wear your mask at half-mast; please pull it up! (Jonathan Haigh).
- Brexit, Covid, social care . . . it’s all plain sailing from now on (Michael Doe)
- Boris looks for the end of the pandemic (Lynn Neal)
- Aha! I can see what the Scots are up to from here (Sue Chick)
- Boris had no wish to discuss a further Scottish Referendum; so sought refuge on an off-shore wind farm (Daphne Foster)
- Is that a man walking on water?! (Peter Walker)
- Oh, dear me. Yes. He is walking on the water (Jenny Allison)
- Is that your vision of a Great Britain? (Stephen Wells)
- You can change the wallpaper, dear. Sir Keir is a long way off (Bill de Quick)
- This wind looks like renewable energy. . . I’m a big fan! (Andrew Clough)
- We see through a glass darkly (Daphne Foster)
- Is this really what Boris meant when he said he wanted someone to look out for a good icebreaker for the Glasgow climate conference? (Ray Morris)
- Boris was all eyes, checking up on his endless supply of ‘free’ hot air (Paulette Yallop)
- Where have all my supporters gone? (Leslie Evans).
- The PM decided to try out the role as First Lord of Admiralty (Chris Coupe)
- This brings the North nearer to us here. That‘s Bishopthorpe, isn’t it? (Paul Brett)
- Yes — I think I can see the star in the East! (Lynda Sebbage)
- Keir Starmer had an uneasy feeling that he was being watched (Mark Parry)
- Why didn’t someone tell me our nearest export market was only 20 miles away (Richard Spray)
- I see no light at the end of this tunnel, I’m afraid (Vicky Deasley)
- All I can see is Windows. Has Bill Gates bought France now? (Martin Kettle)
- Well, the archbishop told me always to keep the Church in focus (Rob Falconer)
- Iceberg! Dead ah . . . well, at some point, maybe . . . errr yes (Che Seabourne)
- Looking back there were far more ‘OW’ than ‘WOW’ moments in his premiership (Paul Crabb).
As ever, the winner receives a prize of Fairtrade chocolate, courtesy of Divine Chocolate.