Enoch Powell


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Powell, Enoch,

1912–98, British politician. Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, he was a fellow there (1934–38) and professor of Greek at the Univ. of Sydney, Australia (1937–39). He entered Parliament in 1950 as a Conservative from Wolverhampton and served as minister of health (1960–63). With the Conservative defeat in 1964, he became shadow minister of defense, but was dismissed (1968) when he stirred controversy by calling for an end to nonwhite immigration into Britain. He was the leading Conservative opponent to Britain's entry into the European Community and declined to seek reelection in Feb., 1974. He returned to Parliament as an Ulster Unionist from a Northern Ireland constituency in 1974 and held his seat until 1987. He strongly supported the province's continued separation from the Irish Republic.
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ANDREW RT Davies has demanded Lord Kinnock apologise over remarks comparing Euroscepticism in the Conservative Party to Enoch Powell "winning the argument from the grave".
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Subjects include Conservative politician Enoch Powell, former Prime Minister Harold Wilson and actress Petula Clark.
BUSINESS Secretary Vince Cable's comparison of the Conservatives to Enoch Powell is unacceptable and shows how completely out of touch he is with Britons, a Tory MP said as his war of words continued to ignite.
The former Labour Party member, 87, also reveals the "strange allies" he has had over the years, including Enoch Powell, who was famously sacked from the cabinet shortly after he made his controversial Rivers of Blood speech on immigration in 1968.
For anyone who missed it, someone filmed this mumof-two on a London tram spewing a foul-mouthed tirade that would have made Enoch Powell blush.