“Together let us write the next chapter for my country, for your country, and above all, for all the peoples of our countries.” These were the visionary words of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson at this week’s Africa Investment Summit hosted by the government of the United Kingdom.
In this statement Prime Minister Johnson, as he has routinely done in his premiership, echoed that not only was he dedicated to returning the United Kingdom to the top of Global development but he is intent on working to develop other nations on the global stage.
Prime Minister Johnson throughout his Political career has always shown a pragmatic approach to governance, whether as Mayor of London or as a Member of Parliament, which has led too many significant projects throughout London, not least the successful Olympic Games in 2012.
However, as Prime Minister he is proving the left totally wrong as he is showing what we all knew, Boris isn’t only a man capable of propelling a country forward, he is capable of pushing world development.
For years when Political students and historians look back, we would view his statements at yesterday’s Africa Investment Summit as the catalyst which beaconed the beginning of a new successful UK post-Brexit, a journey which not only allowed the UK to reclaim its place at the top of Global Development but which ensured the mutual benefit of other nations such as those from Africa which attended the summit.
One of the most compelling statements of Prime Minister Johnson at the summit was: “Change is coming, and our system is becoming fairer and more equal between all our global friends and partners, treating people the same wherever they come from. By putting people before passports we were will able to attract the best talent from around the world, wherever they may be.”
As a Global community we must always understand that Britain has led the charge for development throughout the Commonwealth and in many countries over the years. Today when one looks at the system of democracy, public service and judiciary in many countries, it was derived from Britain. Today Britain continues to give significant foreign aid to many countries.
Therefore the statements of Prime Minister Johnson were, in essence, him telling the world, let us take your hands once more as we create a new path to prosperity, human development, public service enhancement, justice, and investment.
It has become the norm on the global stage for many leaders to ignore the need for sustainable partnerships or realize the real potential of their own country. Boris Johnson has reinvigorated that fighting British Spirit of Leaders such as Churchill, Lord Nelson, and Lord Wellington.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has shown that he will stand up for a better global community where both his country and others can benefit. Boris truly is the leader our global community has been wanting.