The muppet is a representation of Dutch fears around Brexit and the unknown after Britain spent more than two years negotiating the best deal for its departure from the European Union.
Theresa May suffered yet another disappointing Brexit defeat this week after Eurosceptic Conservatives refused to back a motion reiterating support for the prime minister’s negotiating strategy with the EU. The PM faced backlash from Tory backbenchers who fear that she would use it to rule out a no-deal Brexit, which is seeming more likely each day.
One leading Tory had described the night – and the 258 votes to 303 loss – as a ‘fiasco’ and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said the country was heading for a ‘catastrophe.’
The prospect of Britain leaving the EU has shaken many EU member states, and the Muppet is part of the Dutch government’s ‘Brexit Loket,’ or Brexit information desk, which provides information and business resources about the impact of Brexit.
‘Brexit is not only on the desk of the Dutch minister, but it is something that everybody has to deal with,’ said Dirk-Jan Vermeij, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
It is essential that entrepreneurs prepare for all Brexit scenarios, including no-deal.