An Open Letter to Nigel Farage

Plaza Torreta 17

Nigel Farage MEP
The Old Grain Store
Church Lane
BN17 7QJ

14 December 2017

Dear Mr Farage,

I was galvanised by your performance in the Brexit plenary in the European Parliament on Tuesday. 

You may remember I wrote to you before this plenary concerning my Citizens’ Rights and asked for your support.  I told you about the worries I have concerning my disabled daughter in the UK who is hoping to get well enough to travel here and one day she may be able to enjoy her property in Spain, but we have no idea what will be her status after 2019.  

I am a British citizen who lived in Canterbury for twenty years before moving to Spain in 2010 to work as a secondary school teacher in the Costa Blanca, Alicante.  So I wrote to appeal to you as one of the south east of England MEPs.  You did not reply.  

Yes, I was indeed galvanised by your performance in the plenary session.  Mr Farage, I live in the countryside, near to Benidorm.  The behaviour of the worst elements of British society in the resort of Benidorm is legend, and we who live here often find ourselves having to apologize for it.  When such loutish behaviour is seen on the floor of the European Parliament, as demonstrated by yourself and some of your even worse associates, it is plain embarrassing.  You don’t seem to realise that, as you only speak for one sector of society.  In a monotone…

As demonstrated by your inability to even answer a civilised letter requesting your support for a father and his disabled daughter, concerned about their future. 

Enjoy your EU pension.  It is Europe’s reward to you for representing us, your constituents, and voicing our concerns.

Yours sincerely,

Gareth Thomas

PS  I have published this as “An Open Letter to Nigel Farage” on my blog,

Reader: if you like this letter, please copy and pass on the link,  for we shall defeat the narrow-minded vision of the Farages, the Trumps, and the Puigdemonts of this world (aided by the Asanges and the Putins).  All they bring us is divided societies and economic ruin, as Britain, the USA, and Catalonia are now discovering.


4 thoughts on “An Open Letter to Nigel Farage

  1. Well, I see that the number of people who voted for the Independence parties in Catalonia are in a (very slim) minority, but that these parties have a (slim) parliamentary majority, at least electorally. Given that Puigdemont will be materially unable to take his seat though, and likely nor will Junqueras, it’s an effective “majority” of zero.

    And the majority that Junts per Catalunya has over Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya–Catalunya Sí is the slimmest too, leaving the Candidatura d’Unitat Popular basically in the position of kingmaker, if they still all want to try and insist on nominating an Independentist majority local Government.

    The anti-capitalist, anti-Europe, anti-Spain, hard left-wing nationalist party as Kingmaker. Imagine all of the worst and most fringe elements of UKIP, except radically left-wing too — or the Marxist fringe of the SNP. And I can’t see them doing anything other than siding with ERC–CatSí over JuntsxCat in terms of who gets to be in charge of the Independentist bloc in Parliament. So in hard political terms, I can’t see any of this as a good result for Puigdemont.

    Except — the funny thing is, if you look at the results not as Independentists versus Unionists, but Right versus Left, the Right (or Centre-Right) potentially has 74 seats. And neither Puigdemont nor Junqueras will be materially able of occupying the post of President.

    Setting aside all issues concerning the Independence rubbish, and looking at the meat and bones of the role of a Regional Government in Spain, the Catalans have elected a Right-wing Parliament and should therefore expect Right-wing policies to govern their affairs. So — is some common-sense outcome from all of this still possible ? Could Inés Arrimadas possibly manage to work out some sort of coalition deal with the Junts per Catalunya parliamentary party whereby they might cooperate in a working Government whilst leaving freedom to each party to take opposing sides in the inevitable future debates about Independence ?

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  2. Reactions among Spanish staff in work today very muted: sense of quiet despair. This means more continuing uncertainty and the effect on the Spanish economy is considerable.

    One thing that is clear already: in order to offer support to the main seperatist blocks (ESC and JuntsxCat) the CUP will immediately demand another declaration of independence. That will trigger Article 155 and the whole merry go round would begin all over again, with more people in gaol for sedition etc.

    Haven’t people got anything better to do? There are enough failed states in the world, after all. 🙂


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