- British Prime Minister Boris Johnson parodied the 2003 rom-com “Love Actually” in an ad asking people to vote Conservative in support of Brexit.
- “Enough, enough. Let’s get this done,” Johnson said at the end of the ad, before the message “Vote conservative actually” appeared.
- Since his election in late July, the British prime minister has tried to navigate Britain’s exit from the European Union. After facing substantial parliamentary defeats, however, Johnson is facing an election that will decide his fate and possibly that of Brexit.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has parodied the 2003 rom-com “Love Actually” in an ad asking people to vote Conservative in support of Brexit.
In Johnson’s remake of the iconic Christmas-carol scene, the British prime minister imitates the character Mark (Andrew Lincoln), holding up cards telling a woman in the scene — mimicking the film’s Juliet (Keira Knightly) — that her vote has never been more important.
“The other guy could win…” the card says. “So you have a choice to make between a working majority or another gridlocked hung parliament arguing about Brexit.”
The British prime minister then holds up cards claiming that if the impending December vote doesn’t result in a working Conservative majority, then Parliament will continue to argue about Brexit until he looks like an old dog.
“Enough, enough. Let’s get this done,” Johnson says at the end of the ad, before the message “Vote conservative actually” appears.
—Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) December 9, 2019
Since his election in late July, the British prime minister has tried to navigate Britain’s exit from the European Union. After facing substantial parliamentary defeats, however, Johnson has yet to fulfill Brexit.
In a series of setbacks for Johnson, Parliament voted to block a no-deal Brexit, or an exit without a deal in place governing the country’s relationship with the European Union. While Parliament narrowly voted in favor of Johnson’s deal with the EU, it did not approve of his rapid timetable, forcing an extension until January 31.
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In turn, the prime minister requested a general election with the goal of taking back the working majority that he lost in early September. The Thursday election will determine whether Johnson will get the Conservative majority in Parliament to carry out Brexit, whether the Labour Party and Jeremy Corbyn will win and form a government, or whether there will be no clear majority.
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