This brilliant response to Theresa May’s Brexit letter is going viral

There’s no denying that Theresa May’s letter appealing for the nation to unite around her Brexit deal has not had the response she had hoped for

But perhaps the best reply we have seen so far has come from comic, presenter and veteran folk singer Mike Harding. 

The Prime Minister’s letter on Saturday called for Brits to “come together as one people,” “getting behind this deal.”

Mike Harding’s near perfect response to the PM has been shared 33,516 times so far on Facebook (31,802 more times than May’s letter.)

We’re hoping more people take it upon themselves to tell the PM what they think of her Brexit deal, but in the meantime, Mike’s response is a must-read.

Everybody ought to read his reply reproduced in full below:

Dear Mrs May

I am in France having a break having come here on the train all the way from Settle. 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 of 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.

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20 Responses

    1. Jerry Stacey

      womans’s institute harridan. Right wing, volubably racist, usually well off, daily mail reader, aged 50+. Chichester is stuffed with them. May is very popular in Chi where they feel sorry for her!!!.

    2. Jerry Stacey

      woman’s institute harridan. white,volulably racist, well off, smug,house price obsessed,self entitled poor people hater. Chichester is stuffed with them. They love May and feel sorry for her. would vote remain again.

    3. GVW Lewis

      Good reply… Unfortunately I am done with sermons and epistles! I’d rather have canons and pistols… And a large guillotine in Trafalgar Square!

  1. denise davis

    You could have kept our industries going with investment and development – Germany managed it.’
    Hmmm…. they managed it because the USA wrote off all of their WW2 debt and made Germany the country for investment to instigate post war industrialisation. The UK, France, Greece, Italy, etc., all had to pay their debt, amounting to more than £21 billion, the final bill paid in 2006. Germany was invested into.
    That could be a part of the problem – and the resentment.

    1. Peter Ballan

      WI Harridans ? Womens Institute ‘ladies’ if you please ! LOL
      Right. Since WW2 ended, in my opinion, when the UK and other European countries finished paying off the USA, not too long ago, the UK governments of all complexions, have been selling off the country’s silver. Then foreign country ‘investment’ was welcomed with open arms to sort of re-establish our sold off industries. Bombardier, Siemens, Banks like HSBC, or to really call it, the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking corp, US Banks that have taken us into debts far beyond our scariest imaginations. We HAVE been sold down the river for years, under the guise of foreign ‘investment’, and made that infamous ‘Millionaires Row’ in Westminster so creepy as to be nightmarish. Grease=Smog, so creepy, Gob and BOJO so self seeking as to be from a Roald Dahl book, May, well, least said the better. There is NO getting away from it; they are lying, corrupt and incompetence epitomized.

    2. Peter

      I met an historian at a party who had written a paper on how the UK got just as much Marshall Plan money as Germany, France etc got but while the Germans spent theirs on machine tools to put their industry back together in a better, more modern way the UK spent ours on arms and paying troops to hold onto the Empire for a few more years.

      It was spent on the Malayan Emergency, the Mau Mau rebellion in Kenya and of course on Suez etc. etc. That is why so much of British industry was unmodernised and so vulnerable to being thrown on the scrapheap by Thatcher. The UK could have spent its money on the same things and be an economic powerhouse too. But we chose not to.

      Just like we are choosing to renew the obscenity of Trident AND base it here in Scotland against our express wishes. Thus boosting our desire for independence and making it less likely the new boats will have anywhere to operate from.

  2. Tony Graham

    Believe me this is the best and only deal!

    I have been told:
    Education
    We have spent more money on education than has ever been spent before.
    She fails to realise inflation, apprenticeship tax, increased costs of electricity, gas, oil for heating schools. The National Audit Office Report ‘Financial Sustainability of Schools’, published in December 2016, cited an 8.0% real-terms reduction in per-pupil funding for mainstream schools between 2014-15 and 2019-20 due to cost pressures. The report identified that savings of £3.0bn need to be made by mainstream schools by 2019-20 to counteract these cost pressures. Between 2012/13 and 2014/15, approximately 60% of secondary academies and maintained schools spend more than their income.
    Police
    She said, “This Government was “not just protecting police budgets, but increasing them with an extra £450 million”.
    Chiefs of police tell us Britain’s police forces are becoming “ineffective” at core duties such as investigating crime and attending emergencies because of budget cuts, with an estimated 20,000 fewer police officers.

    Universal credit.
    We are told it pays to work. The new system helps people to get back into work.
    But we have numerous cases of people being financially worse of. Having no financial support during the transition period. A huge increase in the use of food banks. Increased homelessness and child poverty. And an independent UN report telling us that this Government has made choices that has inflicted “great misery” on its citizens.

    NHS
    We have an NHS service to be proud of a world leader.
    But underfunding of the NHS has been rife for years. Fewer trained staff, fewer beds and longer waiting times. Prime Minister May’s decision to implement the Naylor report is leading to sell off NHS property to benefit developers on the 2 for 1 model. A £10 million injection of cash to aid the sales.

    And now Prime Minister May is telling us this Brexit deal is the best and only one we can have.
    Do I believe her?

    NO

  3. I have read that the EU negotiators are happy with the Brexit deal, I beg to differ, I suggest they are absolutely delighted. This was not a negotiation it was a set of demands set down by the EU and accepted gratefully by Mrs. May.
    I have already informed my local MP that I will no longer vote for him if he votes for this travesty of a deal.

  4. Andrew Purchase

    I liked the comment, may no agree with a lot of it, but definitely do on the Brexit question. Our country is productive in Europe, we were higher growth levels than France, not surprising considering their economic model is less than stellar. We had more veto’s than any other european country, plus were the foremost financial market, much to Paris’s and Frankfurt’s humiliation. But what do we do with that success, blow it up. I absolutely loath Theresa May, but to say the arch brexiter Jeremy Corbyn is any better is to say a bullet to the brain is better than 2 bullets to the brain. Hilary Benn, Kehr Stammer definitely but Corbyn….. God help us.

    1. Ashley Dickenson

      Hilary Benn: I’m surprised he’s not more behind the PM – whatever her faults – as his late father was totally opposed to a European Union.

  5. ian arthurs

    this is not a deal take it and shove it up your rear end mrs may. you never wanted to leave and have managed to arrange it so we get all the crap of being in the eu with none of the few benefits that we did get. Tell the EU to shove it walk away with no deal , pay nothing and start to build this country back to what it was before your party sold it all off to benefits your rich friends. we were never given a referendum on joining the EU ( ok we did have one on joining the common market but not the EU as it is now) we have finally been given a choice and the people voted OUT SO LETS GET OUT AND HURRY UP WITH IT the EU is a corrupt bunch of conmen and cannot be trusted as has been proven by the way they have behaved since the referendum result

  6. If it leads to the crowns being taken off the undeserving heads of those who wear them, then where’s the problem?
    Bring on Brexit and then lets have a referendum about the real problem…the Monarchy

  7. Fearghna Lennon

    As a proud Irishman, with many UK relations and one who lived in the UK for many years , I am bound to say that I agree wholeheartedly with every syllable written by Mike Harding.
    The great tragedy is that his worst fears are coming to fruition,
    Boris and his fellow travelers will retreat to their country estates when the economy collapses and the homeless and their children are dying in the streets and hedgerows and say ” don’t blame me”
    People of the UK you better believe “You ai’nt seen nothing yet” Mass unemployment, crime levels rising on a daily basis.
    But saddest of all a great nation brought ti it’s knees

  8. john John

    We should never have left Europe. Referendums are no way to run the country:
    they are like the Board of Trustees of a Lunatic Asylum inviting inmates to join
    them in making policy. How many of those voting knew exactly what they
    were voting for? Who knew about the Irish border, or Open Skies, or the
    exact timing of delivery chains, or the need for a constant supply of radioactive
    materials for medical purposes, joint research projects? And the rest. My own county, Cornwall, received £350 million from the EU in the year before the referendum. All that has now been lost — no more valuable subsidies or grants… can you see this so-called government subsidising universities, farmers, businesses. industries…? Visas, no GPS abroad, queues at airports; and what about quick trips to Calais for cheap booze?
    queues at airports
    airports… it is all too tragic. Join the 48% and turn the tide!

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