I was on holiday in Paris, when I read the Guardian Online on my phone and saw Theresa May’s letter to the country asking that the country should unite and get behind her Brexit Deal. 
I was so angry I typed out very slowly, with just one finger stabbing at the silly little keyboard on the phone my answer to her letter.
I posted it to Facebook expecting a few ticks and a lot of trolling  – I was more than surprised when my mate Bryan Ledgard who plays the drums (but is also a great photographer and designer) texted me to say the letter had gone viral.
 
Well – like Typhoid Mary – I believe in sharing, so here it is.
 
And the MP3  audio of the letter read by me on the James O’Brian Show on LBC is here..

https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/james-obrien/mike-harding-reads-his-viral-letter-to-theresa-may/

 

Link to article in The New European:

https://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/mike-harding-response-to-theresa-may-brexit-letter-1-5796884

 

Dear Mrs May,
 
I am in France having a break having come here on the train all the way from Settle in Yorkshire. I just read your letter to me and the rest of Britain wanting us all to unite behind the damp squib you call a deal. Unite? I laughed so much the mouthful of frogs legs I was eating ended up dancing all over the bald head of the bloke on the opposite table.
 
Your party’s little civil war has divided this country irreparably. The last time this happened Cromwell discontinued the custom of kings wearing their heads on their shoulders.
 
I had a mother who was of Irish descent, an English father who lies in a Dutch graveyard in the village where his Lancaster bomber fell in flames. I had a Polish stepfather who drove a tank for us in WW2 and I have two half Polish sisters and a half Polish brother who is married to a girl from Donegal.
 
My two uncles of Irish descent fought for Britain in N Africa and in Burma.
 
So far you have called us Citizens Of Nowhere and Queue Jumpers. You have now taken away our children and grandchildren’s freedom to travel, settle, live and work in mainland Europe.
 
You have made this country a vicious and much diminished place. You as Home Sec sent a van round telling foreigners to go home. You said “ illegal” but that was bollocks as the legally here people of the Windrush generation soon discovered.
 
Your party has sold off our railways, water, electricity, gas, telecoms, Royal Mail etc until all we have left is the NHS and that is lined up for the US to have as soon as Hannon and Hunt can arrange it.
 
You have lied to the people of this country. You voted Remain yet changed your tune when the chance to grab the job of PM came. You should have sacked those lying bastards Gove and Bojo but daren’t because you haven’t the actual power.
 
You have no answer to the British border on the island of Ireland nor do you know how the Gib border with Spain will work once we are out.
 
Mrs May you have helped to divide this country to such an extent that families and friends are now no longer talking to each other, you have managed to negotiate a deal far worse than the one we had and all to keep together a party of millionaires, Eton Bullingdon boys, spivs and WI harridans. Your party conserves nothing. It has sold everything off in the name of the free market.
 
You could have kept our industries going with investment and development – Germany managed it. But no – The Free Market won so Sunderland, Barnsley, Hamilton etc could all go to the devil.
 
So Mrs May my answer to your plea for unity is firstly that it is ridiculous.
 
48% of us will never forgive you for Brexit and secondly, of the 52% that voted for it many will not forgive you for not giving them what your lying comrades like Rees Mogg and Fox promised them.
 
There are no unicorns, there is no £350 million extra for the NHS. The economy will tank and there will be less taxes to help out the poor. We have 350,000 homeless (not rough sleepers – homeless) in one of the richest countries on Earth and you are about to increase that number with your damn fool Brexit.
 
The bald man has wiped the frogs legs off his head, I’ve bought him a glass of wine to say sorry; I’m typing this with one finger on my phone in France and I’m tired now and want to stop before my finger gets too tired to join the other one in a sailors salute to you and your squalid Brexit, your shabby xenophobia and Little Englander mentality.
 
Two fingers to you and your unity from this proud citizen of nowhere. I and roughly half the country will never forgive you or your party.
 
Yours,

Mike Harding