The letter from a 10-year-old Brexiteer, Mathew, evoked strong emotion from the Brexit Party’s co-founder Nigel Farage, who posted the message on Twitter and branded it “amazing”, but sparked a wave of angry comments.
An amazing letter received from fellow leaver Matthew, who is 10 years old. pic.twitter.com/6ZDTAeOanj— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) June 21, 2019
The “fellow leaver”, as Farage described the young author of the letter, thanked the politician, saying: “Without you the Leave voters would have nobody to represent their opinions."
Mathew accused the “majority of MPs in Parliament” trying “to ignore democracy and overturn the referendum result” and complained about anti-Brexit propaganda in his school.
"At my school they try and brainwash us to be pro-EU but me and my friend Jim (fellow Leaver) know their tricks,” the boy wrote in the note.
Some commenters, however, expressed doubts that the message was genuine and used it to trash Farage.
That lettter is not from a 10 year old Brexit supporter. For starters he uses the correct use of their and can spell Parliament and democracy, something most Brexit Party supporting adults clearly struggle with.— Kate Wilton 🔶 #StopBrexit #BollockstoBrexit 🇪🇺 (@KateWilton1) June 21, 2019
I'd love to know what a handwriting expert thinks. My Mum's been a primary school teacher for nearly 40 years and isn't convinced. Either fake or has been copied under direction of an adult.— Hannah Sophia 💃🏴🇪🇺 #FBPE (@HannahSophiah) June 21, 2019
Dear Nigel— James Felton (@JimMFelton) June 21, 2019
I'm certainly not a 54 year old man, which you can tell from my ocassional quirky spelling mostake. Nevertheless I understand that you capitalise the P in party when referring to a specific party.
Anyway, love the racism keep it up good sport.
Yours ̶n̶i̶g̶e̶l̶ Mat
The only way a 10 year old wrote this is if you held them at gunpoint and told him what to write, word for word— Fake Carlton (@_CarltonCole9) June 21, 2019
Others mocked the letter itself.
My dearest Nigel Farage,— 🏳️🌈 Max 🏳️🌈 (@SpillerOfTea) June 21, 2019
I am writing to thank you for all the racisms you do, which I think are really good because I’m also quite a massive racist and so is my friend Cedric.
Please keep on being horrible and having brown teeth.
Reginald (8 and a bit)