So this is Christmas. And what have we done? Well, pollsters YouGov have asked people whether Father Christmas would support Brexit. Because that's where we are now.
That's 2016 in a nutshell: an absolutely nonstop firestorm of politics summed up by a poll on whether a fantasy old guy who only emerges at Christmas would vote to leave the EU.
Anyway, the clear conclusion of the British public – who, let's remember, voted by 52% to 48% to leave the EU in that real vote we held this summer – is that Father Christmas would be a Remain voter.
Confusingly, this suggests quite a few people who voted to leave the EU also consider Father Christmas a paid-up member of the Remoaner elite.
Admittedly, there were quite a lot of respondents to the poll who said they didn't know which way he would vote, while many insisted Father Christmas wouldn't vote at all, what with him being not real and everything.
Still, the explanations for why the British public think Father Christmas would be a Remain voter need to be explored.
People picked up on Father Christmas's part-Turkish, part-Lapland background, not to mention his elite status in society.
There are also serious concerns about his tax status.
Some Brexit supporters suggested that since Father Christmas wouldn't have access to the EU single market, he would actually benefit from Brexit.
While his use of unregistered overseas workers was considered problematic.
The result does go against demographics.
YouGov also asked the public which political party Father Christmas would support. The Green party won.
In conclusion, Father Christmas probably is a Green-supporting Remain voter who is keen to exploit free trade laws and differential wages within the EU in order to provide cheap toys to UK children from the European periphery while keeping his tax status deliberately vague.
We're very interested in the 3% of the public who think he is a BNP-supporting racist, though.
He's a full member of the Metropolitan Christmas elite.Ho ho ho! Brexit All The Way!Please release me from the horrific embrace of 2016 and stop asking me these questions.
vote votesHe's a full member of the Metropolitan Christmas elite.
vote votesHo ho ho! Brexit All The Way!
vote votesPlease release me from the horrific embrace of 2016 and stop asking me these questions.
Happy Brexitmas, everyone!
Jim Waterson is a politics editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
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