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  Who Killed Enoch Powell?
Powell has pretty much faded away altogether now from the popular consciousness, leaving hardly a stain behind him, but there was a time when he was not only the most popular politician in the country, but potentially the most powerful and significant.
Powell was sacked from his front-bench position by the then-Tory leader Ted Heath for those speeches, and never held any office again, but his power remained undiminished for some time to come.
Powell is speaking at a packed public meeting in Yorkshire when a bomb goes off, killing him outright.
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  Enoch Powell - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Powell was born and raised in Birmingham, the son of two schoolteachers.
Powell was a member of the Suez Group of MPs who were against the removal of British troops from the Suez Canal because such a move would demonstrate, Powell argued, that Britain could no longer maintain a position there and that any claim to the Suez Canal would therefore be illogical.
Enoch Powell died in 1998 from the effects caused by Parkinson's disease at the age of 85, and is interred in Warwick Cemetery, Warwickshire.
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 Who Was Enoch Powell? A Conservative's Conservative? [Free Republic]
Powell believed that national self-consciousness was the essence of nationhood and it was because of this that he rejected large scale immigration.
Powell foresaw that the Tory instinct at the end of the 20th century would remain as adverse as it was at the beginning of the 18th century.
Powell said that had the British government not pandered to the Dublin and American governments over this issue but made it absolutely clear from 1969 onwards that no change would be contemplated, the terrorists would have realised long ago their cause was hopeless and given up.
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 Enoch Powell - Wicipedia
Yn fwyaf nodedig, yn 1969, fe lwyddodd Enoch Powell a'r sosialydd Michael Foot i ddifetha cynlluniau Harold Wilson ac Edward Heath i greu ail siambr wedi'i llenwi'n rhannol â rhai oedd wedi'u hethol yn ddemocrataidd, ond yn bennaf â phobl oedd wedi'u henwebu gan y pleidiau.
Gan fod Powell wedi gwirfoddoli i ymladd yn erbyn yr Almaen Natsïaidd, roedd e'n gweld yr ail o'r cyhuddiadau hyn yn sarhaus iawn.
O ran y cyhuddiad o hiliaeth, roedd Powell yn mynnu nad oedd ganddo ddim byd yn erbyn Asiaid fel hil neu genedl, ond ei fod yn credu bob presenoldeb cynifer o bobl o ddiwlliant gwahanol ym Mhrydain yn tanseilio hen ffyrdd Prydeinig o fyw.
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 Enoch - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Enoch, ancestor of Noah, described as an ancestor of Noah
Enoch, Katherine, extensively written about in A Cornish Shopkeeper's Diary 1843, R Glynn, as someone who loved a drink, leading to the authors expression of drunken abandonment 'I was enoched, not a muscle would move nor the gods awaken me.'
Enoch Root, a recurring character in Neal Stephenson's novels Cryptonomicon and The Baroque Cycle.
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 Enoch Powell
Enoch Powell was one of the youngest Brigadier in British military history at the age of 32.
Enoch Powell spoke out about the need for controlling inflation and had resigned from the Government in protest, far before monetarism was a gleam in Margaret Thatcher’s eye.
Powell was not afraid of sacrificing his political career for the sake of expressing an outspoken viewpoint.
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 Enoch Powell, political giant, dies aged 85
ENOCH Powell, one of the most influential and controversial politicians of this century, died yesterday at the age of 85.
Mr Powell, who once said that he should like to have been killed in the war, expressed a wish to be buried in his brigadier's uniform, according to friends.
Mr Powell's passionate belief in the British nation led him to campaign against Europe with such intensity that he refused to stand as Conservative candidate in February 1974 and advised the electors to vote Labour.
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Powell’s love of country was reflected in the value that he placed on continuity and tradition and the place therein of the armed forces and the church.
Powell’s aversion during this period to the notion of rallying the people in direct action against manifest political wrongheadedness rested on the quaint belief that the British people would eventually react through the ballot box against the treachery of the political class.
Powell was particularly unimpressed by the argument that Ulster deserved different treatment on account of the fact that one- third of its population felt allegiance to a foreign power.
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 British anti-immigration campaigner Enoch Powell dies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Powell, who also was a scholar and historian, died in a hospital after suffering from Parkinson's disease, his wife, Pamela, said.
Although Powell provoked an outcry with his 1968 speech, predicting "rivers of blood'' in Britain if non-white immigrants were not repatriated, he kept battling immigration and remained a controversial figure for the rest of his life.
John Enoch Powell was born in Birmingham on June 6, 1912, and was educated at Cambridge University.
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 Enoch Powell
Powell had little time for anything in between, the reasonable man's halfway house where most tolerable life is carried on.
Powell worked for the Conservative Research Department, collaborating with Angus Maude on the pamphlet One Nation, and entered Parliament on the big Tory wave of 1950.
Powell was not the first or the last politician to be caught between the concept and the act, the purity of the idea and the twist and turns of real life, but in his case the gift for abstraction was so advanced that the gap yawned wider than for most.
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 J W R / Jewish World Review
Powell was a man of extraordinary ability, who had the courage to speak the truth on immigration.
The son of teachers, Powell won a scholarship to Cambridge, was a professor of Greek at 25, enlisted in the British army as a private at the outset of World War II and rose to the rank of brigadier general.
Powell saw immigration from Britain's former colonies leading to an upsurge of crime and poverty and the fragmentation of British society.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Enoch Powell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Powell lost his seat in the 1987 general election, mainly due to both demographic changes and boundary changes resulting in there being many more Catholics in his seat of South Down than before.
Like Tony Benn (a personal friend from a different political background, whom Powell had aided to renounce his peerage and so remain an elected MP), he was seen as one of the last of the politicians to put conscience and duty to his constituents before loyalty to his party or the sake of his career.
Enoch Powell died in 1998 from the effects caused by Parkinson's disease and is interred in Warwick Cemetery, Warwickshire.
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 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Enoch Powell
Listening to a Powell speech could be a fascinating, benumbing experience he would use headlines to dazzle, plain words to bemuse.
Powell and Michael Foot, for years the two best speakers in the Commons, were poles apart politically but alike in their power to exert a mesmeric effect over even a hard-boiled Commons audience.
Up until Powell began making his speeches about race the views he was expressing had widespread currency in private but in public they were disreputable, stuck out there in a margin to the right of the Conservatives.
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 Rivers of Blood
Enoch Powell's "Rivers of Blood" speech is known of by many, but few have read the full text of what he said.
Powell's "Rivers of Blood", speech is by far the most widely acknowledged as being pivotal to the debate in the late 1960's, it is refered to by both sides of the debate, and it is still quoted by the National Front today.
Powell is judged not on what he said, but on the sound-bite echoes that the speech has left behind.
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 tribuneindia...Book Reviews
Powell had an imperial cast of mind and was a firm and convinced believer in the superiority of western civilisation.
Powell’s longing for imperial glory was recharged during the Suez crisis, by which stage he had abandoned his long cherished dream of becoming the Viceroy of India and realised that Britain had no future as an imperial power.
Powell’s letters to his parents show that his notion of love was other-worldly and had to do far more with hero worship than sexual desire.
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 On the Right -- March 23, 1998
Powell explained on a Firing Line program, ``is that several hundred million people would have a right of entry into the British Isles.'' Manifestly, the right of entry had to graduate from civil to ceremonial application; and indeed Parliament in due course made the necessary clarification.
Powell's speech projected that ``in 15 or 20 years' time the fl man will have the whip hand over the white man.'' The current Economist comments that the projection proved to be ``a nonsense.
Enoch Powell was prepared to evaluate the cultural level of ten thousand Indians in 1968 and ten thousand Brits in the same year and insist that disparities in education and culture and tradition made them less than entirely, or immediately, fungible.
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 Enoch Powell at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Powell's only major cabinet post was as Minister for Health, in which he was responsible for promoting an ambitious 10 year programme of general hospital building and for commencing the run down of the huge psychiatric institutions.
In February 1974 Powell quit the Conservative Party, mainly because of its intention to join the European Common Market, and advised the electorate to vote Labour (who promised to keep Britain out of the EEC, a promise that was later to be broken by the party in government).
Despite his earlier atheism Powell became a devout Anglican later in life and was a warden of Westminster Abbey where he was buried.
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 Principled MPs? Not in Canada, you say. Pity.
Along the way, Powell, born in Birmingham 16 June 1912, was a professor of Greek studies, saw service in the British Army, was a member of Conservative Ted Heath's shadow cabinet, and then on the eve of the February 1974 general election, suddenly resigned his seat and quit the Conservatives.
Powell made these comments to point out his belief that continued immigration of people from the Commonwealth to Britain would have "apocalyptic consequences." It was for that speech that Heath fired Powell from the Conservative shadow cabinet.
Hardy a week went by that Enoch Powell was not in the news being praised for his wisdom or denounced for his bigotry.
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 BBC ON THIS DAY | 20 | 1968: Powell slates immigration policy
Mr Powell, the shadow defence spokesman, was applauded during and after his 45-mintue speech.
Enoch Powell's so-called "Rivers of Blood" speech was his defining political moment.
In February 1974 Enoch Powell left the Conservative party because of his opposition to Edward Heath's intention to join the European Community.
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 George Jonas | The vindication of Enoch Powell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
At the time of Powell's remarks, the "immediate present," in Britain and elsewhere, was dominated by youth culture, the sexual revolution, recreational drugs, Western guilt, the New Left, opposition to the war in Vietnam, anti-colonialism, feminism, environmentalism and the resumption of a fling with Marx, this time resplendent in his Mao jacket.
For the remainder of his life (he died at the age of 85), he was reviled or ridiculed by the mainstream media and many fellow politicians, on the political right no less than on the political left.
Powell was the victim of a classical education.
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 Powell, (John) Enoch - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Powell, (John) Enoch
After being re-elected in 1983, Powell resigned his seat, objecting to the Anglo-Irish Agreement.
Powell continued to express his views on current political topics, but declined the offer of a life peerage.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
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 A. M. Siriano - amsiriano.com - Johnny Symon's Europe in a Nutshell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Enoch resigned from the Conservative cabinet later on, frustrated at his party's lack of concern and action.
However, she did have this to say on that great man's life: "If Enoch Powell had lead Britain, Britain would not be in the state it's in today!" And that sentiment, in various shapes and forms, has been directed at me over the years by many Brits who wish to remain anonymous.
The problem Enoch Powell outlined in his speech was as a result of immigrants from the colonies arriving in Britain to find themselves legally on par in every way with a lifelong Brit—a situation most of the populace objected to.
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 Enoch articles on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
Powell, Enoch POWELL, ENOCH [Powell, Enoch] 1912-98, British politician.
Bennett, Arnold BENNETT, ARNOLD [Bennett, Arnold] (Enoch Arnold Bennett), 1867-1931, English novelist and dramatist.
Methuselah METHUSELAH [Methuselah], in the Bible, descendant of Seth; son of Enoch.
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 SeanBryson.Com Enoch Powell's chief concern was culture & multiculturalism, NOT race
Powell himself, as a housing minister in 1956, sat on a cross-departmental committee that considered aspects of the effects of mass immigration.
Powell was present at the meeting, and told me 35 years later that his remaining silent during the attack on Osborne by bien-pensant Tory MPs was something he had felt ashamed of ever after.
Powell knew that economic circumstances, such as the availability of cheap rented accommodation, had hitherto acted to force immigrants to settle in small areas.
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 VDARE.com: 07/26/05 - Thinking About 7/7: Enoch Powell’s Revenge?
Heath was the leader of the Conservative Party, then in opposition, in the spring of 1968 when Enoch Powell made his famous "Rivers of Blood" speech.
Powell’s speech was intended to alert his nation to the future dangers inherent in mass Third World immigration.
Powell never again held political office, though a poll taken four years later found him the most popular politician in Britain.
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 Paul Foot: Powell's poison platform (1986)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-18)
The FCS are hawking old Enoch round the universities, demanding for him free speech, and playing on his “fine record” as a “distinguished parliamentarian”.
Powell touched a deep racialist nerve, not just in his own class but in the working class as well.
Although Powell was promptly sacked by Tory leader Heath from the shadow cabinet, his speech led to a great wave of suddenly respectable racialist propaganda.
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Powell's disgusting speech in which he referred to a metaphorical River Tiber "foaming with blood", made on the anniversary of Hitler's birth, 20 April 1968, gave violent racism a respectability it had never previously enjoyed in postwar Britain.
Powell subscribed to the view that a nation is bound together by blood and soil, an ideology that on the far right is called the Race Soul concept.
Powell's political judgment was often questionable, but he made one very wise decision, which was not to fall for the approaches of some sections of the newly formed National Front in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
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