Well then you could get a job in Germany to join protests in the hope that your beautiful self will bring the impressionable masses to your side.

Young, good-looking, and available for around 150 euros (?100), more than 300 would-be protesters are marketing themselves on a German rental website.

Next to a black and white posed picture, Melanie lists her details from her jeans size to her shoe size and tells potential protest organisers that she is willing to be deployed up to 100km around Berlin.

Six hours of Melanie bearing your banner or shouting your slogan will set you back 145 euros.

A spokesperson for erento.com was unable to say how many demonstrators had been booked since the service was launched earlier this month, but that there had certainly been demand.

Democracy in action I suppose? Mere advertising or the eroding of a fundamental institution…