Dutch MP makes 'Love Actually' appeal to Britain over Brexit
PUBLISHED: 09:42 14 December 2018 | UPDATED: 11:24 14 December 2018
A Dutch politician has made an appeal to Britain not to leave the European Union - by recreating Love Actually's most memorable scene.
Kees Verhoeven, a Democrats 66 member in the House of Representatives in the Netherlands, tweeted the video urging the UK to back Theresa May’s deal - or to stay in the European Union altogether.
In the video he pretends to turn up at Theresa May’s door holding a series of cue cards containing an important message - much like the scene in the popular Christmas film.
The signs - handwritten written in English - urges both the UK and EU to ensure there is a “good Brexit deal without yelling or arguments”.
He writes: “We would still be able to have a full English breakfast with Dutch tomatoes, bean, and bacon from Brabant.”
In a throwback to the film, Verhoeven continues: “To us you are still perfect... well, not perfect.”
At which point the politician holds up the covers of pro-Brexit right-wing British newspapers and their venomous headlines.
But he continues: “But we love you. So make up your minds, stay or accept this deal... Don’t do nothing.”
The video ends with a “Merry Christmas” message to Britain.
In the original film Mark uses the large cue cards to announce to Juliet, played by Keira Knightley, that he is in love. He uses the cards to tell her without expectation of reciprocation.
The D66’s Brexit version has already been viewed more than 34,000 times on Twitter.