From: [my assistant]
Sent: 04 October 2011 16:31
To: FARAGE Nigel
Cc: Nicholas Whyte
Subject: Meeting request with Dr. Nicholas Whyte and Mr. B
Dear Mr Farage,
On behalf of the Brussels office of [work], I would like to request a meeting with you for Dr. Nicholas Whyte and Mr. B, Representative of [client] to Europe, regarding [EU thing which we opposed]. Would it be possible to meet with you this or next week?
From: FARAGE Nigel
Sent: Tuesday, October 04, 2011 4:52 PM
To: [my assistant]
Subject: RE: Meeting request with Dr. Nicholas Whyte and Mr. B
Thank you for your esteemed request.
However, it is not within Mr Farage’s remit to represent the EU, or its pseudo-parliament, by engaging with any Mission accredited to the EU. He represents the UK Independence Party (independence, that is, from the EU) and the voters of the UK, who support the UKIP’s anti-EU manifesto.
Moreover, if the [client] seeks only to persuade Mr Farage that the EU’s proposed [thing which we opposed] is illegitimate and undesirable, it need not trouble itself to meet him on that account. Mr Farage opposes all of the agreements the EU makes, over the head of the UK’s democratically elected government, with any other party whatsoever.
On this account, Mr Farage – and all UKIP-members of the EU’s pseudo-parliament – have voted, and will continue to vote, against the [thing which we opposed].
His time is also very precious. He does not engage in diplomatic small-talk. Is there anything else to be discussed?
Andrew S. Reed
Office of Nigel Farage, Brussels
www.ukip.org www.ukipmeps.org www.express.co.uk