At a time in historical past the United Kingdom had the largest empire in the world. Their colonies spanned all the continents of the world and nice wealth flowed into the empire. The imaginative and prescient for colonization was borne by Queen Elizabeth I popularly referred to as the virgin Queen when she defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588.
Her namesake Queen Elizabeth II granted political independence to the colonies principally in the 1960’s. The UK was far sighted in contrast to their Spanish counterparts who misplaced every little thing when the ships from their erstwhile colonies stopped coming in.
The Commonwealth was established regardless that critics opine that the UK doesn’t actually care about defending the pursuits of her former colonies. In 1984, beneath the Prime ministerial ship of the Iron Girl, Margaret Thatcher, visas have been launched which drastically restricted the actions of the nationals of her former colonies in search of to enter and stay completely in the former mom nation. The UK’s oblique rule was means completely different from the French coverage of assimilation the place the latter had a paternalistic relationship together with her former colonies. The British have been merely after what they may exploit from the colonies and didn’t actually care about growing a comfortable spot for them.
Then got here hurricane Brexit in 2016 which consumed each David Cameron who threw the referendum open to the public and his successor Theresa Might who pussyfooted on Britain’s exit from the European Union.
Boris Johnson, the present Prime Minister got here into workplace as a virulent proponent of it and pledged that the UK would depart the union by October 31st2019. The date got here and nothing occurred making it clear that the UK is affected by purchaser’s regret.
Apparently the coverage makers are getting ready for a publish brexit period and they also neatly returned again the two yr publish research after a Masters Diploma of their universities which Theresa Might as Residence Secretary beneath Cameron abolished after which later lowered it to 6 months.
Given the horrifying prospects of dropping out educationally to the US, Canada, Australia and Eire and in the aftermath of a weakened UK after the EU exit, it was a really sensible transfer to return the two yr publish research coverage.
In phrases of academic prices, the UK is the most cost-effective amongst the aforementioned nations which makes it a Mecca of types for schooling thirsty people. Some residents of even the US flock there for his or her larger academic wants. An instance is Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former President Invoice Clinton who did her masters and doctorate levels in worldwide relations at the College of Oxford. The coverage will make sure that billions of kilos flows into the financial system that badly wants money as new offers are being surreptitiously been drawn as much as cushion the results of brexit.
Many Africans particularly the residents of her former colonies discover the UK engaging as a result of of the continent’s ties to the former tremendous naval energy. It’s going to now make financial sense to high school there as they are going to be capable of recoup their bills after working for 2 years. Extremely expert graduates would be capable of get an indefinite go away to stay after the two yr keep which might make the UK retain its standing as a metropolis which displays variety and inclusiveness.
Many Africans are making large strides in the UK and are extremely profitable professionals in varied sectors like drugs, nursing, legislation, journalism, engineering and so on. This coverage will entice the brightest and the finest to the UK which can make it bounce again from the shock of brexit inside the shortest doable time as the biggest kind of wealth on this era is that of human capital which is the secret behind the greatness of the United States and its standing as the strongest nation in the world since World Conflict II resulted in 1945.
The world is fiercely polarized between the advocates of immigration management and apologists of the enjoyable of the borders. This coverage will make sure that the latter carries the day as there may be the want for the UK to get skills into the nation to contribute their quota in direction of her development and growth.
Many Africans dealing with financial repression in consequence of corrupt political management will now discover a protected haven in the UK as a spot to find themselves and obtain their full potential.
In a world now characterised with hate, terrorism and concern, this initiative of the Boris Johnson led administration is very commendable and value clinking the glasses for. Africans will lastly discover a house in the UK which they are going to now be proud to name their very own not with any kind of inferior condescension however as members of one massive household – the color of the rainbow involves thoughts right here.
Nicely accomplished Boris Johnson!
Tony Ademiluyi writes from Lagos
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