A reader says, “My intermediate aged child has come home and shown me that their compulsory task is to make a Christmas card for Jacinda Ardern. I’m not impressed: there’s many other things I’d like to wish her and it’s not Merry Christmas. They have also been made to watch 10 minute videos of her talking. Like it does to us listening to her it must also do to him, send him to sleep as he can’t quite remember what it was about.”

We wonder if a card reading like this will escape censorship: “Dear Jacinder, thanks for locking us down and making all my friends anxious, frightened and depressed. I hope you have a Xmas without your loved ones and get threatened with never seeing grandparents and cousins from overseas.”