Kemi Badenoch used to work at McDonalds. Now she’s become the breakout star of the Tory Party.
“Growing up in a place like Nigeria means you appreciate what we have in the UK and in the West,” - As an immigrant myself to the UK (and prior to that to the US), it is remarkable how those of us who have seen true inequality, true racism, true lack of opportunities (and the effects of socialist policies) are the most staunch defenders of Western Civilisation. Thank you MP Badenoch and thank you Zoe Strimpel for a great morning read.
“What we are against is the teaching of contested political ideas as if they are accepted fact,”
That comment alone would get my vote.
Thank you, thank you, thank you. I have been reading about this woman for a few weeks now and hoping she would be the next Prime Minister.
She will be Prime Minister in the future. She is solidly grounded and has a strong voice of common sense.
Any fan of Thomas Sowell is top notch in my book.
What a great read to start my Sunday morning. Thank you.
Let's see if we can modify her birth certificate to read born in New London ( Connecticut) and get her to make the trip across The Pond. A woman for all seasons and all people.
Fascinating article. We need pols like that here.
Can we please dispense with the "Barak Obama was an outsider" narrative. That may have been true for a minute but from the fancy private school on Oahu through the double Ivy years to the white shoe law firm and University of Chicago law school, through the rough and tumble of Southside politics to the White House, President Obama was NEVER an outsider.
What a wonderful Sunday morning read after my daily devotional. Badenoch is an answer to my prayers. I cringed, however, with the Obama comparison.
There is very little in life more delicious than watching woke progressives lose their collective minds over black conservatives.
Not only are they stupid, insane and laughably comical but they are, in fact, the inherent "racists" they incessantly use to deride normal people who simply view people based on the content of their character and decency.
OUTSTANDING! I had never heard of Kemi Badenoch until this article. I was enraptured by the natural eloquence of her speech to the House of Parliament - the video of which is a MUST watch! Best line: “What we are against is the teaching of contested political ideas as if they are accepted fact." Well said. A remarkable woman with more "balls" (...uh, figuratively speaking...) than most male politicians in ANY country. Winston Churchill, move over...
It's still incredible to me that people are shocked that a Black woman can be conservative and intelligent; I guess it just goes to show who the bigots really are. Great piece of reporting, thank you!
Great article. Just one thing: please *do not* compare this woman to Barack Obama. I fell for the idea that just because someone is of a different race, they will have different experiences and a different voice. Barack Obama turned out to be the hundredth coming of the same old self-interested, purchased politician from an upper class background, only with more melanin in his skin. Barack Obama would never have had the moral strength to go against the narrative like this woman does. So just leave Obama out of this conversation.
Fabulous! I’d vote for her in a heartbeat!
If I were a minority i'd be wary of these supposedly well meaning progressives. Because their ideology is threatened by your success. Their ideology requires that you be victims. Think about the implications of that for a second.
Well, that read was certainly positive! I really hope UK voters keep this lady around. We need heavy doses of sanity in the West right now.
As usual, immigrants tend to have the clearest view of their adopted lands. The people born and raised in the U.S. and the U.K. are living in odd, distorted landscapes only slightly related to the real world.
Winsome Sears, VA Lt Gov, is America’s version of Kemi Badenoch.