JOE SIMONS: Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers Of Blood’ 50 Years On

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6 Responses

  1. Stanley Cutts says:

    Joe, your tribute to and synopsis of Enoch Powell’s life is well received here. The man was a rarity beyond bounds. I too have read his biography and I recommend it to all who read this blog. If only he was in charge now!

  2. Janice says:

    Thankyou Joe. I shall now go on to listen properly to the speech. I too didn’t know that some of the speech was quotes from constituents letters, not his own words. Its good to hear from someone who actually knows the full story. Regarding the BBC would you expect anything less these days ?!

  3. forthurst says:

    I suggest you read the authorised biography of Enoch Powell – Like the Roman by Simon Heffer. According to Heffer, Powell did not learn Greek before he entered St Edward’s School, Birmingham at the age of 13.

    • Joe Simons says:

      There’s clearly some contention as to this point then. In Shepherd’s biography I think he claims that Powell began learning Greek at a very young age since his mother had learned it years ago.

    • Joe Simons says:

      There’s clearly some contention as to this point then. In Shepherd’s biography I think he claims that Powell began learning Greek at a very young age since his mother had learned it years ago.

  4. MIKE MAUNDER says:

    Enoch Powell. …….. the greatest Prime Minister of UK/GB, that we never had !

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