Imagine Britain Without Eton, Rupert Murdoch, The Daily Mail and The Royal Family?

Adebayo Adeniran
4 min readFeb 1, 2023

For Britain to survive and thrive in the 21st century, it must reimagine its existence and reject the forces of conservatism.

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British exceptionalism is a notion which has been foisted upon its natives for the very longest time.

We are often told that our past victories set us apart from every other nation-state on this planet.

And this exceptionalism, we are also told, owes its existence to unique historical events, from a thousand years ago.

And by that, I am referring to the invasion by the Normans in 1066, The Magna Carta or the Great Charter in modern language, which was authored by some independent minded barons in 1215.

The institutions which were created off the back of the seminal events of 11th and 13th centuries, such as the fee paying schools, which are also called public schools (Eton, Rugby, Malvern, Charterhouse, Cheltenham etc.), and our premier universities —Oxford and Cambridge — were meant to ensure continuity right through the ages.

And the continuity of these lies or myths is responsible for nearly every problem that mankind has grappled with: genocide, chattel slavery, exploitative capitalism, poverty, pandemics, totalitarianism, wars and nation states.

So what am I trying to say?

We have accepted the version of history handed to us by the leading fee paying schools and universities over the last few centuries without thinking for a nanosecond about subjecting these lies to the intense scrutiny that they deserve.

And scrutinize and reimagine, we must.

The likes of Eton, Harrow, Rugby and Charterhouse, have done the greatest damage to the United Kingdom; it has lent the impression that the minority of the population who attend these institutions are best equipped to govern our country.

Winston Churchill, Anthony Eden, David Cameron, Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg are among the alumni of these institutions which have a stranglehold on public life.

Since our departure from the EU was confirmed on the 31st of January 2020, our economy has unraveled on a scale never seen before; figures…

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Adebayo Adeniran

A lifelong bibliophile, who seeks to unleash his energy on as many subjects as possible