A CALL ON THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER
By: Professor Dr. Emmanuel Omoh Esiemokhai
January 1st, 2010
I have chosen to write you as a result of the anarchy that
was unleashed by many students, who were protesting against
the planned increase in fees for college and university
students in Britain.
You were very young, when Britannia ruled the waves of the
world, capturing sea-routes to faraway places all around the
globe, colonizing people, taking and returning large booties
back to Britain
These adventurers were welcomed with the good old song, “God
save the King or Queen, whichever was more appropriate.
As a result of British intelligence and ingenuity, Britain
gave its expressive language to the world. Have you ever
marveled at how your ancestors managed to pull off this
I will tell you. It is because of British education, which
turned beasts into men and men into demi-gods.
The Universities of Cambridge, Oxford, London, Durham have
trained British, Irish, Indian and Commonwealth citizens.
The various Royal societies, The Royal Society, founded on
the restoration of Charles the Second, were directed towards
all branches of empirical enquiry. The Royal Society of
Arts, which was founded in 1847, was meant to promote
scientific and kindred interests.
Many have benefited from excellent British education. I too
have. I took my Cambridge School Certificate examinations in
1959 and I had a stint at the Lauterpacht Center for
International Law , University of Cambridge in 2007.
The most remarkable story of British ingenuity is that of
Sir Henry Royce (1863-1963). He was a British engineer, who
studied under Patrick Sterling on the Great Northern
Railway. He could not complete his studies as a result of
Honourable C.S Rolls took interest in his car invention. He
was a motor agent. As a result of their co-operation, the
magnificent Rolls-Royce Company was formed in 1906. The
Silver shadow and the Silver Ghost rolled out and later the
Fathom Six model graced the State Houses of the Heads of
State. I rode, many times in the one owned by the High Chief
Orunto of Ifewara, the Asiwaju of Okeigbo, the Lijioka of
the Ondos, Chief (Dr Henry Fajemirokun). I was his
Consultant. We made money!
But for excellent British education and language, many would
have remained alalus homos.The neglect of education in
Britain started with Tony Blair’s involvement with the
ergregarious blunder warped in a big lie that Iraq had
weapons of mass destruction.
Throwing caution to the winds, ignoring intelligent reports,
he inducted Britain into the “Club of the willing”, and ran
a war economy in the face of dwindling fortunes.
The British are also in Afghanistan, perching on a reason
that defies good British logic.
Mr. Prime Minister, cutting all “cuttables” will not help
Britain and its economy. Britain has relations with nations
and peoples, who share historical links with it.
When you were young, British cars, textile materials, home
appliances and machinery, were household brands in Africa.
Please investigate how and why British goods disappeared
from Commonwealth markets. Conservative governments tend to
have an imperial attitude towards their former colonies and
do not seem to reckon with changed circumstances in Asia,
Africa and Latin America.
The British Prime Minister should plan an extensive State
visits to Nigeria, Angola, Ghana, Kenya, in order to engage
in meaning international economic relations with these and
other African states. The Chinese came to Africa fifty years
ago. See how well they are doing!
Leading British universities should site campuses in African
states. Education will be a foremost British export. Let all
British Education Attaches in African states report on this
The Lib Dem party has played the chameleon’s game and
reneged on its avowed policy on education. The Leader of the
Lib Dem Party comes across as a man, whose vaulting ambition
must be seen as opportunistic.
To my mind, he seems to have a Cromwellian disposition and a
The damage occasioned by the students’ demonstrations in
British cities, with its attendant Trotskyite, lese Majeste
component, was frightening. People are often pushed to
revolt by policies they find unacceptable.
Conservatives should begin to internalize that the imperial
order has changed and all efforts to govern a modern
democracy with antiquated doctrinaire school of philosophy
and politics according to the French philosopher, Pierre
Paul ROYER-COLLARD, will meet with occasional outbursts.
The Conservative/Lib Dem Government has shown that an
alliance of convenience may be a patch-work of
Britain records a high rate of murders. The rubefacient
culture raises the issue whether social pressures and
poverty are taking their toll on the medulla oblongata of
some citizens in Britain.
Changes in behaviour and civility are considered to be
controlled by sex hormones. When these become agitated by
evil thoughts, the worst often happens.
Ideologically, I wonder how one should interpret the recent
Exodus by Western leaders to Communist China.
Is this an acceptance that the communist economic formation,
which has seen Chinese rise steadily as an economic power
within 60 years is superior?
After the collapse of the Soviet Union, which some writers
ascribe to the collapse of communism, I started to observe
the dynamics of the Chinese state system. I found that
communism did not collapse as an ideology.
As a Professor of Law at Shandong University of Science and
Technology,( 2005-2008), I re-read DAS KAPITAL, Kritik der
politischen Oekonomie von Karl Marx in its original German
text. I came to the conclusion that
the Chinese state matched socialist theory with praxis and
it was clear that the frequent “assertion, with
effervescence of moral indignation” against communist
ideology, was based on deliberate distortions or ignorance.
The British Labour Party could not go far enough to
implement their avowed policies of social welfarism because
of running a war economy from the Falkland war to Iraq and
The British economy lost its ability to compete effectively
, between 1997and 2006. Capitalist production and its system
of international trade became ineffective as a result of
competition from India, Malaysia and Singapore.
The British press, with its love for scandals and murders,
failed to explain why British economy was sliding into
crisis.The BBC, as a mouth-piece of British foreign policy,
engaged in propaganda against communist states.
The CNN reports weird stories about Africa, depriving
American business of the evidence about Africa’s
The seigniorage order cannot return, a new economic
philosophy of international trade must be propagated by
Britain, in its own interest.
Professor Dr. Emmanuel Omoh Esiemokhai, a Writer and
Academic, is the President of the Afemai University, Fugar,
Edo State, Nigeria.