A GERMAN carnival float has perfectly depicted Scotland's desire to remain in the EU.

Costume-clad carnival-revellers showed up for Rosenmontag, the highlight of the German Karneval, held annually in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Many of the floats were political, including one of Boris Johnson's torso wearing a Union Jack jacket and Scotland as the legs wearing a kilt and socks with the EU flag.

The back of the PM's jacket said "little England".

A clip of the float was shared by Rachel Loxton, deputy editor of digital news publisher The Local Germany, who said Germans loved the float, with one guy shouting "Schottland!"

Other international news stories were depicted in the floats, including the recent controversal elections in the east German state of Thuringia, the fatal shootings at two shisha bars in Hanau last week and climate change.

One float showed the "carnival virus" overpowering the coronavirus, which led to a carnival cancellation in Venice which ended on Sunday, two days earlier than planned.

Another showed Swedish teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg confronting US President Donald Trump dressed as the clown Pennywise.

Others depicted the search to find a CDU candidate to replace Angela Merkel as chancellor, lining up the current contenders.

Some of the floats also depicted the shooting in Hanau near Frankfurt last week, which killed nine people. In one "actions come out of words" is written across the face of an angry man with a gun in his mouth.