Nigel Farage has shared a letter on Twitter he says is from a 10-year-old boy claiming his school is 'brain-washing' him in to being 'pro-EU'. The let
Nigel Farage has shared a letter on Twitter he says is from a 10-year-old boy claiming his school is ‘brain-washing’ him in to being ‘pro-EU’.
The letter, from Matthew, who says he is ‘a ten-year-old boy’, starts ‘I am writing to express my gratitude to you and your party’.
The Brexit Party leader shared a photograph to Twitter saying: ‘An amazing letter received from fellow leaver Matthew, who is 10 years old.’
The letter, from Matthew, who says he is ‘a ten-year-old boy’, starts ‘I am writing to express my gratitude to you and your party’
It reads: ‘Without you the Leave Voters would have nobody to represent their opinions as the majority of MPs in parliament want to ignore democracy and overturn the referendum result.
‘At my school they try and brain wash us to be pro-EU but me and my friend Jim (fellow leaver) know their tricks.
‘Many thanks and good luck. From Matthew.’
Nigel Farage shared a photograph of the letter to Twitter saying: ‘An amazing letter received from fellow leaver Matthew, who is 10 years old’
The young schoolboy seems to have taken the time to write a letter in his neatest handwriting — but Twitter users are not convinced.
Robert Webb, a comedy writer and performer according to his Twitter bio, wrote: ‘Amazing indeed. I just wonder which decade Matthew was taught to write his ‘f’s.
‘Anyway, good old Matthew and Jim. And presumably if he’s impressed with this, Farage is now in favour of votes at 16. Great. Bring it on.’
Another tweet, from Kate Wilton, read: ‘That letter is not from a ten-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.’
Despite a schoolboy appearing to take the time to write a letter in perfectly formed handwriting to his favourite politician, Twitter users are not so confident it is genuine.
Another Twitter user was ready to believe the letter was real — but only if it had been signed off with a girl’s name.
Arzy Del wrote: ‘If he’d made it to be from a girl, it might just be believable, but no ten-year-old boy writes that neatly!’
Others agreed the handwriting was ‘far too near’. Zazkia said: ‘Even their writing is far too neat.
‘At that age my writing looked like a spider fell in to a pot of ink and ran across the paper.’
The letter, dated May 22, 2019, claimed Nigel Farage was the voice of the 17.4million British people who voted Leave.
It comes just days after the Brexit Party leader said he would make an election pact with the Tories — but only if Boris Johnson pushes through No Deal by Halloween.
The Brexit Party leader softened his stance against an arrangement that could stave off the threat from Jeremy Corbyn in dozens of seats across the country.
Tory donors are believed to be pushing for an agreement that Mr Farage’s fledgling party will not split the vote by running against Eurosceptics.
In return, the Tories could stand aside in northern metropolitan areas where the Brexit Party has a better chance of defeating Labour.
Mr Farage said earlier this week that he did not ‘trust’ PM in-waiting Mr Johnson enough, but now says he could support him if he takes a tough line on Brexit.