Tonight, to mark the 50th anniversary of Enoch Powell's notorious Rivers of Blood speech, the BBC's broadcasting it in full for the first time in a move which has caused outrage

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Tonight, to mark the 50th anniversary of Enoch Powell's notorious Rivers of Blood speech, the BBC's broadcasting it in full for the first time in a move which has caused outrage

Post by HoratioTarr on Sat Apr 14, 2018 2:22 pm

Radio 4’s Archive On 4 will have actor Ian McDiarmid voicing the words Powell delivered at a Conservative Party meeting in Birmingham on April 20, 1968
The reading will be interspersed with commentary from academics and others
There will be a range of views - some voices will be critical and others supportive



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5614455/To-mark-50th-anniversary-Rivers-Blood-speech-BBCs-broadcasting-time.html
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Re: Tonight, to mark the 50th anniversary of Enoch Powell's notorious Rivers of Blood speech, the BBC's broadcasting it in full for the first time in a move which has caused outrage

Post by HoratioTarr on Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:02 pm

Powell reflected on the speech in an interview in 1977 when the interviewer asked him, "nine years after the speech, are we still in your view on a kind of funeral pyre?:

My prospect is that, politicians of all parties will say “Well Enoch Powell is right, we don’t say that in public but we know it in private, Enoch Powell is right and it will no doubt develop as he says. But it’s better for us to do nothing now, and let it happen perhaps after our time, than to seize the many poisonous nettles which we would have to seize if we were at this stage going to attempt to avert the outcome. So let it go on until a third of Central London, a third of Birmingham, Wolverhampton, are coloured, until the Civil War comes, let it go on. We won’t be blamed, we’ll either have gone or we’ll slip out from under somehow
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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:22 pm

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Enoch Powell...

Scumbag, xenophobe, self-declared fascist, rabid hatemonger..

And no doubt MiniMinorStormee and the SmellyBumBandit have posters with his image hanging on their bedroom walls.

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Re: Tonight, to mark the 50th anniversary of Enoch Powell's notorious Rivers of Blood speech, the BBC's broadcasting it in full for the first time in a move which has caused outrage

Post by gelico on Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:43 pm





https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0exTOSpibzU&bpctr=1523539598

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Post by Guest on Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:50 pm

WhoseYourWolfie wrote:silent

Enoch Powell...

Scumbag, xenophobe, self-declared fascist, rabid hatemonger..

And no doubt MiniMinorStormee and the SmellyBumBandit have posters with his image hanging on their bedroom walls.

What ever you may think of him Wolf, why should a speech be banned from broadcasting?

How on earth, are people going to learn from history, by constantly having people looking to ban and censor?

Seriously?

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sat Apr 14, 2018 3:59 pm

Basketball

So,  a few p/c twonks over there wanted to ban his speech being replayed  ???

Didn't get their wishes fulfilled though,  did they..


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Re: Tonight, to mark the 50th anniversary of Enoch Powell's notorious Rivers of Blood speech, the BBC's broadcasting it in full for the first time in a move which has caused outrage

Post by Guest on Sat Apr 14, 2018 4:00 pm

gelico wrote:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0exTOSpibzU&bpctr=1523539598

It was a speech based on fear Gelico
The same fear you are led by today
Back thenm, it was around people from the West Indies and India, thus ethnically
Now it is based religiously around islam

Did any of his claims come to pass?

No and yet people insecure of losing a false identity, one that should never exist. Labels of black and white to segregate people. Is being used to instill fear.

Humanity has gone through many migrations and many turmoils.

His speech was born of ignorance and yet now how many years later has he been proved wrong?

You could have known this even by seeing a nation that has actually had mass immigration, the US.

You claim not to be racist gelico, but you are very much anti being having many people coming to this country, that you do not approve of.

Well, let me let you into a secret. You have no claim to say otherwise and nobody else does

Our ancestors moved from one area to another and yet today, we have people like you look to use fear to deny any group you perceive hostile to being here. Based not on them being human, but a concept on what they believe or where they grew up

Was Enoch right?

I have seen no rivers of blood in the UK, have you?

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