Enoch Powell: Prophet of our times.

The Demon, his Familiar and a world foretold

The Maoist inspired riots in London and other cities will lead not just to pulling statues down and renaming ancient institutions such as Guy’s Hospital, the Tait, Westminster and Trafalgar Square but to censorship and the ransacking of our libraries for ‘white man’s literature” by self appointed literary gangs. This happened in China with the loss of centuries of priceless artifacts and the burning of her great literature. Before this happens here, with a Conservative Government grovelling in the wings, the Salisbury Review wishes to recall for its readers the work of one of the great prophets of present events, Enoch Powell . The Editor

The extracts below are from a Daily Mail article written by Simon Heffer you can read the full version via the link.


‘When most people hear the words ‘Enoch Powell’ they think of the phrase ‘rivers of blood’. It was Powell’s misfortune — partly self-inflicted — that his monumental contribution to political ideas should still be eclipsed by a phrase that he never uttered, misquoted from the speech that still defines him.

Powell was born 100 years ago this Saturday, in a terrace house by a railway line in a suburb of Birmingham, the only child of two teachers.

In time, he would become the most brilliant classical scholar of his generation at Cambridge, the youngest professor in the British Empire, the youngest Brigadier in the Army, an MP, a Cabinet Minister and, in his re-invention as a tribune of the people, one of the most loved and hated men in Britain.

“It was Powell who, in 1957, predicted that excessive State borrowing would bring economic decline. Long before Milton Friedman, the free-market champion who won the Nobel Prize for Economics for demonstrating the link between an expansion in the supply of money and higher inflation, Powell explicitly outlined that argument.”

“He also understood that if Scotland had a separate parliament, it would inevitably soon become a separate country.”

“Almost 45 years ago, before Britain made its successful application to join what was then called the Common Market, Powell warned Britons they would lose the power to govern themselves. Equally presciently, from the moment a single currency was mooted, he pointed out that countries joining it would be stripped of their economic sovereignty — and, if it were to function properly, would lose the right to have their governments determine the exact nature of their public spending.”

“And, in an age when it was more or less compulsory for Conservative politicians to worship America, and America’s influence in the world, Powell repeatedly made clear his distrust of U.S. foreign policy, believing it would cause more conflicts than it prevented.”

“He had warned that if the Labour government’s anti-discrimination Race Relations Bill became law, it would allow the immigrant community to ‘agitate and campaign against their fellow citizens’. The apocalypse was in sight.”

“Powell had no objection to immigration. He had a profound one, however, to immigration on so large a scale, because it meant immigrants found it impossible to integrate.”

“He had witnessed the disaster of multiculturalism on the sub-continent (such as problems between different religions in India) and had no wish to see communal strife here, but he feared mass immigration would cause it.”

He spoke, too, of communities following customs ‘inappropriate in Britain’; of the strain placed on housing, health, social services and education provision by the influx.

Powell, in league with his friend and admirer, the Labour Left-winger Michael Foot, derailed the joint attempt by the Wilson government and Heath’s opposition, to reform the House of Lords in 1969, which would have made it entirely the creature of the House of Commons.

“That same year he began his high-profile crusade against British membership of the Common Market: his arguments were widely ignored then, but are now accepted as having been right by millions who used to discount them.”

He refused to fight the February 1974 election for the Tories, on the legitimate grounds that Heath had broken virtually every promise of his 1970 manifesto. He went on to advise electors to vote for a party that promised a referendum on our continued membership of the Common Market — which meant voting Labour.

Having quit the Conservatives over Europe, Powell was invited to stand as Official Ulster Unionist candidate in South Down. He did, and won. He spent the rest of his parliamentary career (until 1987) as an Ulster MP.

Powell was a man of conspicuous moral greatness, something that, alone, made him unsuited for politics, because it meant he could not keep what he perceived to be the truth to himself.

He had a gift denied to most politicians, which was of making prophecies that were right.

He was right about Europe; right about the single currency; right about economic management; right about Lords reform; right about devolution; right about American imperialism; and, with even Trevor Phillips, the figurehead of the Equalities Commission, now arguing that multiculturalism has failed, right about that, too.

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10 Comments on Enoch Powell: Prophet of our times.

  1. It now appears that the Labour Party leader – Max Headroom – is contracted to present a show on LBC that will fit in nicely with the odious Marxist – James O’Brien following Nigel Farage’s banishment from broadcasting on that radio station to which I shall no longer listen. Will a show-trial now follow with charges of ‘hate speech’ for alluding to the Black Lives Matter efforts to erase our monuments and history to the Taliban’s destruction of monuments in Syria and Iraq? Oh, by the way, hurry to buy a DVD of the film Gone With the Wind before that is banned along with old BBC comedy programs that offend Marxist and black ‘decency’. Perhaps we might have some new sitcoms from the BBC featuring plod being beaten up by playful black schoolchildren.

  2. Like Enoch Powell before him, Nigel Farage has been sidelined into silence. For likening the ‘Black Lives Matter’ organisation to the Taliban, he has offended the political rabbits who cringe in fear from the Marxist/racialist mob that demand obedience to their revolution and forced to resign from his LBC radio show. The ineffectual but dictatorial Franz von Papen resorted to co-opting Hitler and his Nazis into government to restore order and it appears that the current British government is showing their weakness by pandering to black activists. Commissar Khan controls the capital; how long before his equivalent holds the post of Prime Minister?

    • I don’t understand why these people stay in our country if every think that’s not Black offends them? Why don’t they do what a lot of whites are doing and that is emigrated to another country.
      That way we can keep our statues and traditions and they won’t be offended SIMPLES

  3. Dear Ed,
    Attached is the link to a superb letter written by an anonymous Professor at Berkley, if the BBC had any morality, and humanity left they would read it, in full, on the next Six O’clock news. Of course they won’t… and were we lucky enough to have Enoch Powel with us I suspect he would agree with every word, though he would say, correctly, that it is set in a US not a British context.

  4. What I see is a feminised establishment that is frightened stiff.
    All the nonsense they have been promoting for the last 50 years is going to bite them very soon.

  5. “the ransacking of our libraries for ‘white man’s literature” by self appointed literary gangs”

    Already upon us, I’m afraid. I work in libraries for a notoriously Lefty London borough and was informed by Head of Services this week during a conference call that ‘we’ are fully behind the BLM movement and a forthcoming catalogue restructure will reflect this. Black History Month is apparently also going to be extended in both directions, presumably to placate anybody who feels like screeching uncontrollably at any perceived lack of attention to it. Words like ‘legacy’ were thrown around like confetti and I was reminded of my time in Waterstones, when local students complained bitterly and with no small sense of entitlement that our store offered no black literature section; I diligently researched and stocked such a section – at no small cost – only for it to be removed within a year because not a single book had been purchased.