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Norway sends Britain a Christmas tree every year by way of thanks for help during World War but this year’s offering has been deemed underwhelming to say the very least.
Westminster Council said the 69ft tree was "a generous gift from the people of Oslo to London" and yet the responses of the locals were not quite so generous.
The British Ambassador to Norway, Richard Wood, defended the gift:
This is what 90-year-old, 25m trees in the wild look like.It is important to consider the symbolism of the tree rather than simply how many branches it has.
This is what 90-year-old, 25m trees in the wild look like.
It is important to consider the symbolism of the tree rather than simply how many branches it has.
Debate raged online about the “droopy” look of the tree with the users of Twitter all too keen to share their thoughts, especially with Katie Hopkins.
Norway gifts the United Kingdom a Christmas tree every year to say thank you for supporting them in defeating Nazis… https://t.co/Pn5gsGAaHW — ? (@?)
Norway: Here is a Christmas tree to say thank you for defeating fascists and racists in World War 2
The UK: Thank… https://t.co/cprzLUDk00 — Joseph Gellman (@Joseph Gellman)
Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Trafalgar Square. Gift from Norway to UK every year. https://t.co/wv6PUnEDOf — Dean C (@Dean C)
The state of the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square this year.... most anaemic tree possible https://t.co/HqbR2NAmCh — Calum O'Byrne Mulligan (@Calum O'Byrne Mulligan)
Good morning, god jul to everyone. Another big thank you to everyone who attended Trafalgar Square last night to se… https://t.co/Mqx4uceGqq — Trafalgar Square Tree (@Trafalgar Square Tree)
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