Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the Commons, has today opened up the parliamentary debate on Brexit with a Valentine's Day poem.

This is all well and good, as today is Valentine's Day, however, the Tory MP for South Northamptonshire didn't exactly get the rhyme right.

Using the tried and tested 'roses are red, violets are blue' method, Leadsom's words somehow went awry and completely changed to format of the poem.

She said:

Labour is red,

Tories are blue,

Our future is bright,

With a good deal in sight,

For the UK and our friends in the EU.

She really didn't need to put that extra line in there, did she? She's basically turned it into a limerick.

To make matters even more cringe, Pete Wishart of the SNP followed it up with his own poem.

Labour is red,

Tories are blue,

The message from Scotland is we are staying in the EU.

Good grief.

As you can imagine, the internet's reaction to this is despair and bafflement.

People have also responded with their own takes on the rhyme.

Channel 4 News did their own version too and it wasn't much better.

On the other hand, the EU's Brexit negotiator Guy Verhofstadt had his own take on the poem.

Let's not forget that Leadsom's colleague, Theresa May, was head of the Home Office when they used the poem to seek out 'sham marriages' in 2013.

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