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Frans Timmermans, the current favourite to be the next president of the European Commission, has a car with a Union Jack motif emblazoned on its roof.

Can @TimmermansEU confirm he still has the car and perhaps post a picture of it?

For details read on 1/
Timmermans wrote in 2016: "recently my family bought a car. Its concept is quintessentially British, it oozes 'Cool Britannia'. Its engine and its technology are mainly German, its components come from all over Europe and it is built less than 20 km from my home in Limburg.
"We chose the roof with the Union Jack. As a tribute to the people who came up with the idea of the original Mini, the coolest car of my childhood. 3/
"But also because to my father's generation the Union Jack is one of the defining images of the liberation of Nazi occupied Holland & I strongly believe that beautiful national symbols are not the sole property of those who use them 2 promote a narrow minded nationalistic agenda"
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