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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JEREMY Corbyn has spoken of his "pain" at being called a racist and compared to Enoch Powell during the anti-Semitism row that has ripped through Labour.
Mr Corbyn added: "I was in Jamaica when Enoch Powell made his 'Rivers of Blood' speech.
The intervention comes after Lord Jonathan Sacks branded the Labour leader an "anti-Semite" and compared Mr Corbyn's comments on Zionists to Enoch Powell's inflammatory "rivers of blood" speech.
Speculation is mounting that Nigel Farage could follow in the footsteps of Enoch Powell, joining theDemocratic Unionist Party(DUP) in another desperate bid to be elected as an MP.
And then we've had the 50th anniversary of Enoch Powell's "Rivers of Blood" speech.
? Asked with which politician they associate 'Rivers of Blood', just 18 per cent of those aged 18-24 chose Enoch Powell, and only 36 per cent of 35-44 year olds.
The majority of those surveyed across the West Midlands agree, however, that we are less prejudiced today than in 1968, including two-thirds of over 65s who are old enough to remember what it was like in the aftermath of Powell's During their industrial strike in 1968, workers from the West India Docks demonstrate outside the House of Commons, London, in support of Conservative politician Enoch Powell speech.
IFTY years ago almost to the day, Enoch Powell made his infamous "Rivers of Blood" speech.
A LABOUR peer last night demanded the BBC be banned from airing Enoch Powell's anti-immigration "rivers of blood" speech.
This is a far cry from 50 years ago when UK politician Enoch Powell made his infamous 'rivers of blood' speech against 'coloured immigration'.