Tag Archive for Enoch Powell

50th anniversary cheers for Wolverhampton, not for Enoch

Steve Ballinger finds out how Wolverhampton has remembered - and forgotten - the 50th anniversary of 'that speech' by its former MP.

How Enoch took on the Queen – and lost

Enoch Powell misread the public mood when he accused the Queen of being a ‘citizen of nowhere’ over her empathy for Commonwealth citizens

Enoch Who? ‘Rivers of Blood’ is ancient history to young Britons of 2018

50 years on, does 'Rivers of blood' loom large over attitudes to race? Not if you're under 40.

The girl with snow in her hair and the blue umbrella

Angela Spence on growing up black & British in Wolverhampton in the shadow of 'Rivers of Blood'

Enoch was wrong: How Britain moved on from ‘Rivers of Blood’

Fifty years on from Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, Britain has largely moved on from Powell's divisive views on race, says new research

‘We’re still fighting battles we should have won 10 years ago’ – Conservatives & minority voters fringe report

Minister Sam Gyimah joined British Future, Modern Britain and ConservativeHome at a party conference fringe debating how Tories can reach out to BME voters.

Why does Enoch still matter?

Almost half a century after his most famous speech why does Enoch Powell remain a regular reference point in the immigration debate? Asks Sunder Katwala

Powell: “best understood as part of our history”

Enoch Powell, born a hundred years ago tomorrow, was perhaps the most significant twentieth century British politician who was never Prime Minister, says Sunder Katwala.

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Powell: “More prophet than politician”

Enoch Powell was right about levels of immigration but not its consequences, and the visceral reaction to his speech has left Britons worried about discussing the consequences of immigration, argues Sunder Katwala in a speech in Bristol.