The United Kingdom is a country where a teenager from Nigeria moved here aged 16 and had the distinguished honour of representing Saffron Walden.
Conservative MP Kemi Badenoch applied her maiden address to mark how she went from immigrant to parliamentarian in one generation.
She stated that there are few nations in the realm, where you can go, in one generation, from immigrant to parliamentarian.
Michael Howard talked of the British dream, people choosing the United Kingdom because of its humanity and its opportunity. It is a country where a teenager from Nigeria could move here aged 16, be accepted as British, and have the glorious honour of serving Saffron Walden.
Growing up in Nigeria for this young lady was somewhat different. The United Kingdom was a beacon for her, a radiant light, and hope of a normal life.
Often, we hear the radical reformer John Bright misquoted, that the House of Commons is the mother of all parliaments. What he actually said was that this country is the mother of all parliaments.
Our political systems may not always be held in high respect, however, she thinks that politics is a mirror held up to society. It can sometimes be irksome and we see human frailty on display, but it further embraces much that is great in our country.
As Woody Allen said about sex, “If it’s not messy, you’re not doing it right.”
She then stated the same was true for democracy.
It’s not always predictable, its results are not always balanced, it can throw up results that no one anticipated, but we adapt.
The British Parliament always has adjusted, and that is why it is the greatest in the world because it takes its direction from the British people.
If it took its lead from the British people we wouldn’t be in the mess that we are today and we wouldn’t have to pick up the faeces that the government leave behind in its wake of devastation. This nation is in a real pickle and the people of this country familiarise the government of this every day with their rallying and contestations as they wander the streets fighting against what the government have done over the years.
This government is going down the pan, and the pace it’s going down is astounding, particularly with the government’s plans to make it so. Our government is unpredictable and nothing that they do is effective and they are silly if they think they can get away with it.
What we want is a sharp-witted leader who knows the kind of society we live in. One that has grown up in hardship and knows what it’s like to be impoverished. Not some ignorant narcissistic leader who is crafty and dishonest.
We need a powerful leader but who has been affected by life and who has wisdom and common sense. Who gives support to the needs of others who are striving every day.
Currently, our government is a blemish on our society and they want to stamp out anybody that does not fit into their little pigeon hole and they want to carve out a society that fits in with their ideas and plans.
Most people shudder when they hear the term “government” or “politics” and that is a shame because there is no need. The government may have the notoriety of being a tad scary and they might well be a well-established clan, but for those that seek to suppress us can be knocked down.
Conservative MP Kemi Badenoch might have come from Nigeria when she was 16 and now have the special recognition of serving Saffron Walden but she is simply an MP and she might have a voice but a voice will break after a while.
She is inexperienced and impressionable and attending her peers, she will either get tougher or decline with the romance and at the moment is under the misapprehension that these people in government consider her to be an asset.
She may have the potential to talk a good talk but does she have the skill and prowess to be different? If she has empathy, understanding and good morals then she will go far, but she will have to compete for a position because the conservatives don’t like good people.