Love Actually could have been VERY different if Boris Johnson took the place of Andrew Lincoln.

As we plough towards the General Election on Thursday, December 12th, the online marketing campaigns from the major political parties are really trying to step up and win every vote possible. 

To the surprise of absolutely nobody, we’ve been greeted with a slew of awkward and cringe-worthy adverts from every corner of the political spectrum.

While Jeremy Corbyn spent a warm fireside afternoon comedically spooling through a collection of mean tweets, The Conservatives have turned to one of the nation’s favourite Christmas films for inspiration.

Boris Johnson has parodied a famous Love Actually scene

Yes, that’s right, Boris Johnson has taken on the role of Andrew Lincoln’s character, Mark, holding up oversized cue cards to the sound of Christmas carols.  

Unsurprisingly, the video features Boris’s robotic ‘Get Brexit Done’ election mantra and takes a dig at his main opponent for good measure.

Plenty of Boris’s supporters have praised the parody of Love Actually while others have been left unimpressed as…

A Labour MP beat him to it

On November 22nd, a full two and a half weeks ago, Labour’s MP for Tooting, Dr Rosena Allin-Khan uploaded her take on the famous Love Actually scene which shows her persuading a Tory voter to change allegiances.

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You would think for a party who have been churning out cringe-worthy content on social media ever since the election was announced, that they’d realise that this Love Actually parody could easily work against Boris Johnson.

Through the magic of photoshop, those big white cards make for an easy target and it’s safe to say that social media has not failed to deliver.

There may be some strong language in the tweets ahead.

Even Labour’s Dr Rosena Allin-Khan was quick to point out that she beat Boris to the Love Actually parody idea.

Meanwhile, others have been pointing out that if Boris was the Prime Minister in Love Actually, the famous scene with the adventurous US President could have gone very differently, especially if there was a post-Brexit trade deal supposedly on the cards. 

Hugh Grant, a starring actor in Love Actually, and the best Prime Minister Britain has had in a long, long time has also come up in discussion.

Others, however, have been citing the actor himself after he spoke on BBC Radio 4 on the morning of December 10th. 

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