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Three Cheers for Sajid Javid!

The Daily Globe sends its warmest congratulations to Sajid Javid on becoming Home Secretary. Unlike so many of the Prime Minister’s cabinet appointees who are uninspired May loyalists, Mr. Javid is an excellent choice to hold one of the great offices of State. Originally from a modest Pakistani immigrant background, Mr. Javid is a true British success story – he is a self-made millionaire who decided to work to serve the public in Parliament after great success in the private sector. Though Mr. Javid buckled on his life-long euroscepticism to hesitantly support his boss George Osborne and Remain during the referendum, he has returned to the eurosceptic fold since and is a very welcome addition to the great office of state of Home Secretary – especially after the hapless and europhile Amber Rudd. Below are three reasons to cheer for Sajid Javid as Home Secretary.

  1. Sajid Javid tips the balance of the inner cabinet towards a proper Brexit. It is most welcome news that Mr. Javid was the deciding vote in vetoing the idea of the UK having a “Customs Partnership” with the EU after Brexit. His predecessor would have now doubt voted for the balmy idea of collecting tariff revenue for the EU and effectively letting the EU dictate UK trade policy after Brexit. Though he campaigned for Remain, he was one of the first cabinet ministers after Brexit to trumpet the idea of global trading deals for the UK and a global Britain vision. With Mr. Javid in such an important position, a Global Britain is truly within reach.
  2. Sajid Javid believes in an immigration system fit for a Brexit Global Britain. Unlike the uninspired and hapless Amber Rudd who proposed reporting of foreign workers and presided over deportation of the noble Windrush generation, Mr. Javid is backing the Australian immigration system for Britain post-Brexit. This was the very system Vote Leave proposed during the referendum – one that rewards merit and discourages the geographic lottery of the corrupt EU freedom of movement rules.
  3. Unlike the statist Mrs. May, Mr. Javid is a true Conservative free marketeer. He is an unabashed Thatcherite and reads a chapter from Ayn Rand’s Fountainhead every year to his family at Christmas. Mr. Javid, probably from his personal upbringing, knows the power of hard work and determination – and is a breath of fresh air in the midst of uninspired unideological Tories who used to surround May like Amber Rudd and Gavin Barwell.

We at the Daily Globe wish the new Home Secretary the very best wishes on his job. We hope he, with other inspired ideological Conservatives like Jacob Rees-Mogg, Liam Fox, Boris Johnson and Liz Truss, re-invigorate the buccaneering Thatcherite spirit the party desperately needs to help Britain succeed post-Brexit.

About Ted Yarbrough

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Ted is an attorney in Dallas, Texas, USA. He is a long-time blogger on British politics and has written a thesis on Thatcherism.

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