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'Rivers of Blood': What Enoch Powell got wrong – and what he got right

Politics / UK Politics : News

David Starkey said on Friday: “I think what this week has shown is that profound changes have happened. There has been a profound cultural change. I have just been re-reading Enoch Powell. “His prophecy was absolutely right in one s...

British Bloodbath - UK Gilt Yields Spike Above 1% As Inflation Expectations Soar To 3 Year Highs

Business & Finance : Zero Hedge

The fallout from Theresa May's confirmation that the government will follow the will of the people continues. The flash-crash in cable overnight catalyzed just how bad this week was for the Brits. On the week, the pound fell more th...

The pound is officially all about politics

Business & Finance : Business Insider: Money Game

The British pound has had a dreadful few days. The currency started the week by tumbling to a 31-year low against the dollar following comments from Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday indicating that Article 50 would be triggered ...

Enoch Powell, Thucydides, and the Beatles -- plus a female terrorist who turned Tory

News / International Affairs : The Best Defense

I had known that Enoch Powell, before becoming the most controversial politician in modern British history, was an intelligence officer in World War II (and a very good one, according to his boss) and a classicist before that. But o...

Enoch Powell's real prejudices are alive and thriving – in the rhetoric of the Left

Politics / UK Politics : News

What was the key prejudice in Enoch Powell's infamous 1968 speech, which everyone is talking about again following Powell's 100th birthday? It wasn't actually hatred of immigrants, whom Powell believed to be ambitious, ferociously s...


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