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    Enoch Powell Still Speaks to Us Today

    On 11 June 2012, Charles Moore, former editor of The Daily Telegraph, said this in The Telegraph:

    ENOCH WAS RIGHT, taxi drivers always used to say… They meant, right about the dangers of mass immigration… They had a pride in the identity of their nation and a fear when they felt it threatened…

    Tom Bower… points out that Powell’s prediction of the scale of the problem turned out to be more accurate than that of his critics…

    If you read his speeches of the Seventies… you will concede that his account of what ‘going into Europe’ meant has turned out to be factually correct… Nowadays, people often say, in reference to the EU or the euro, that ‘no one ever told us this.’ Powell did: it was just that not enough people were in the mood to listen.

    If you read this book, you will get in the mood.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/c...-us-today.html


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    This is supposed to be a copy of the full Rivers of Blood speech:


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    Yes, it's being read by someone else because there's no recording of Enoch Powell making the full speech (although there are some videos around showing brief excerpts).

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    He made his speech on this day (April 20th) in 1968.

    Known to most as "Rivers of Blood", it's also called "The Great Betrayal" (which are the words on which he finishes) but Enoch himself just referred to it as "The Birmingham Speech".

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