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British black MP called to resign after using the British colonial theme on “white people”

Thursday, 05 January 2012
Britain is griped with explicit racist raw since the conviction of two men yesterday for killing a black school boy some 18 years ago. As the airwaves was about to be calmed today, a member of parliament who is black has fallen right in place where the right wings wanted.
She twitted about the known British colonial rule model “of divide and rule.”

When she twitted that “white people love playing 'divide & rule,” the whole place exploded and she was branded racist. She has apologised but political figures are calling on her to resign.

She is a black woman who has been a member of the British parliament for the past 25 years. Ms Abbott, a single mother and the 57-year-old MP for east the London seat of Hackney North and Stoke Newington, has been described as a free thinker and always rebelling against the party conservative institution.


The fear here is that people who are jumping on the ban wagon to criticise her don’t seem to understand where the “word divide and rule” came from. But they are just excited because in the middle of a race raw, a black person of substance has used a word which they don’t understand to tie it to the opposite race “white people.”

In the studies of African European colonial history, this word divide and rules is used to describe approach used by the British to manage most of its African fracture tribally divided colonies. According to various historic notes this system properly expressed described how British push ahead locals to pass British policies so that if they are unpopular, Britain will not be blamed. 

In the UK one can see how the system works for example in the police. Here black mistreat blacks suspected or a crime or not and the white conservative police stand I the background and watch. The black people would cry but the white police officials will shrug their shoulders and say the black police carried out the action. This is simply what Ms Abbott seems to have tried to articulate in a few twitter words.

Divide and rule has been used by the former colonial white people on other races such as Africans even back during slavery, colonial and neo colonial periods. Today with the economic situation this bad in Britain and the many white people seeing their economies going down, nerve are out and some one – an outsider has to be blamed. The black people who are the most feared by the whites stand out. 

Looking from Sweden, we admire the black people living in the UK because there are lots of opportunities for them to excel. In a place like Sweden where things are just too tight, we look at the blacks in the UK for inspiration and our children here look at blacks in the UK as role models.

But these black people in the UK seem to be throwing away their opportunities and chances to shine even more. Why can’t they stop blaming colonisation, slavery, divide and rule and start living the life of a growing advance society. They should stop killing each other and start being entrepreneurial. Had Steven Laurence still be alive today, on e would never know  if he would not been killed in a gang warfare of through other means.

Unfortunately miss Abbot likely did not mean bad, so such words are interpreted in a Britain which has become so polarise especially in racial terms at the wake of their inability to bring their economy to a sustainable level with anger

Miss Abbot should carry out an intensive campaign to make British black people to become more independent of the British government and more industrial just like the Asians. They should look at Africa which is just next door as a good market for their products here and a source of raw material for their industries. A strong Black British people will change African politics and bring some pride back to the people and cut this umbilical cord that still tie them to the white man or Europe. Learn from Asia and be independent or Europe.
By Team

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