A response to UK outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May’s plea that the country unites …
I am enjoying a break in France having travelled by train from the north of England. I recently read your letter to the people of Britain wanting us all to unite behind your so-called Brexit deal. Unite? I laughed so much that the mouthful of frogs legs I was eating ended up dancing all over the bald head of the diner 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.
My mother was of Irish descent, my father was English and now 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 Polish step-sisters and a Polish step-brother who is married to a girl from Donegal. My two uncles of Irish descent fought for Britain in North Africa and in Burma.
Those of us who continue to support EU membership are now labelled ‘citizens of nowhere’. You have now taken away our children’s and grandchildren’s freedom to travel, settle, live and work in mainland Europe. You have made our country a vicious and much diminished place. As Home Secretary, you sent a van around the country telling foreigners to go home, saying they were ‘illegal’ but that was a complete lie as people of the Windrush generation soon discovered.
Your party has sold off our railways, water, electricity, gas, telecommunications, Royal Mail etc so that all that is left is the NHS and that is lined up for the US to have as soon as a new numpty takes up residence at Number 10. You have lied constantly to the people of this country. You voted Remain yet quickly changed your tune when the chance to become PM emerged after Cameron abdicated from all his responsibilities. You should have sacked those lying bastards Gove and Johnson but your weakness and lack of authority overruled any robust political decisions. You have failed to address the situation regarding the British border with the Republic of Ireland, nor do you know how the border between Gibraltar and Spain will work once the UK leaves the EU.
Your only ‘achievement’ since becoming PM has been to divide this country to such an extent that families and friends are now no longer talking to each other. Your negotiated deal with the EU is far worse than the one we currently have and all to keep together a party of millionaires, Old Etonians, Bullingdon boys, and other Tory élite. Ironically, your party conserves nothing. It has sold everything off in the name of free enterprise, instead of supporting home industries through investment and development as Germany has done.
So Mrs May, your plea for unity is ridiculous. 48% of us will never forgive you for Brexit and secondly, of the 52% that voted for it, many will never 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 is already heading towards another recession and reducing taxes for the wealthy will mean there will be less resource to help the less fortunate. There are some 350,000 homeless in what is one of the richest countries on the planet and Brexit will only contribute to this staggering figure.
Whilst writing this, the bald man has wiped the frogs legs off his head, and I’ve bought him a glass of wine to say sorry. I’m typing this on my phone with one finger but I’m tired now and want to stop before my finger gets too weary to join the other one in a sailor’s salute to you and your squalid Brexit, your shabby xenophobia and Little England mentality. It’s two fingers to you, your party and your unity from this proud citizen of nowhere.