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Viewers mock Dutch Remainer boyband Breunion as they perform on GMB

‘I was remain, but thank you lads, you’ve just destroyed it’: Viewers mock Dutch Remainer boyband Breunion as they perform on Good Morning Britain

  • Band have released a single called Britain Come Back in a bid to reverse Brexit
  • They appeared on Good Morning Britain today to talk about their love for the UK
  • Mastermind Julia Veldman claims the emotion of the song could sway Brexiteers
  • Filmmaker said band’s music would ‘change peoples’ minds’ about the decision

Viewers couldn’t hide their amusement as a Dutch boyband dubbed the Breunion Boys spoke of their hopes of reversing Brexit during an appearance on Good Morning Britain.

The band, who have released a single called Britain Come Back, were brought together by a Dutch artist who plans to take them on a tour of pubs in the UK.

Mastermind Julia Veldman hopes that the emotion of the song will sway Brexiteers into rethinking their decision, as she believes the initial vote was a passionate one.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain today, the filmmaker said the band’s music would ‘change peoples’ minds’ about the decision to leave the European Union.

Viewers couldn't hide their amusement as a Dutch boyband dubbed the Breunion Boys spoke of their hopes of reversing Brexit during an appearance on Good Morning Britain

Viewers couldn’t hide their amusement as a Dutch boyband dubbed the Breunion Boys spoke of their hopes of reversing Brexit during an appearance on Good Morning Britain

However the group was roundly mocked by British users on social media, with many labelling the music as a reason to vote against remaining in a second referendum.

Twitter user Josh D wrote: ‘Breunion Boys on Good Morning Britain have convinced me that we need to leave the European Union.

‘I was Remain, but thank you lads, you’ve just destroyed it.’

Speaking to co-presenters Ranvir Singh and Charlotte Hawkins, Ms Feldman said the group was looking for bookings at venues across the country. 

She added: ‘They are going to change peoples’ minds because this is a sound they haven’t heard yet. Of course we disagree with the decision.

‘But this gut feeling should be answered by the European Union. We are European citizens and we feel responsible to respond.’

The band, who have released a single called Britain Come Back, were brought together by a Dutch artist who plans to take them on a tour of pubs in the UK

The band, who have released a single called Britain Come Back, were brought together by a Dutch artist who plans to take them on a tour of pubs in the UK

The group was roundly mocked by British users on social media, with many labelling the music as a reason to vote against remaining in a second referendum

The group was roundly mocked by British users on social media, with many labelling the music as a reason to vote against remaining in a second referendum

Speaking to co-presenters Ranvir Singh and Charlotte Hawkins, Ms Feldman (right) said the group was looking for bookings at venues across the country

Speaking to co-presenters Ranvir Singh and Charlotte Hawkins, Ms Feldman (right) said the group was looking for bookings at venues across the country

Asked why he was so keen for Britain to remain in the EU, band member Hajo said: ‘I watch BBC almost every day.

‘I’ve watched all the movies, like Love Actually, I feel very passionate about Britain and was planning to live here so I’m involved in that way.’

The music video, which was filmed this month, involves the band showing off their dance moves on a Dutch beach while singing along to the remain anthem.

The lyrics to the track include: ‘I cannot believe this is the end (oh no); I still feel your love inside me; I still sing your words.’

A new boy band dubbed the Breunion Boys has been formed in a 'desperate' bid to change the mind of people who voted to leave the European Union

A new boy band dubbed the Breunion Boys has been formed in a ‘desperate’ bid to change the mind of people who voted to leave the European Union

The band, who have released a single called Britain Come Back, were brought together by a Dutch artist (pictured in their music video for the track) 

The band, who have released a single called Britain Come Back, were brought together by a Dutch artist (pictured in their music video for the track) 

‘Your voice paints my heart; your mirage fades away. Your choice turns my spine gray. There’s always been a sea between us, we used to sail it together — but you’re leaving, now we’re falling apart,’ the band sings.

‘Britain, come back to us, it is not too late to turn around.’

Britain Come Back was written for the Breunion Boys by Flavia Faas, a Dutch song composer, and cost Ms Veldman more than $13,000 out of her own pocket.

The track doesn’t gloss over Britain’s bumpy relationship with the EU and blames Brussels for failing to fully appreciate its EU partner.   

She said she wanted the boys to look like they were from the 1990s because back then in the ‘glory days’ it felt like Britain’s future was in Europe. 

Ms Velman's search for boy band members took almost a year, as she hunted for singers who would be able to correctly represent the EU

Ms Velman’s search for boy band members took almost a year, as she hunted for singers who would be able to correctly represent the EU

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