Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Enoch Powell - British Hero (Part 1)
"Powell was a man of extraordinary ability, who had the courage to speak the truth on immigration. For this, he was driven from the Tory leadership and became known as the best prime minister Britain never had.
"The son of teachers, Powell won a scholarship to Cambridge, was a professor of Greek at 25, enlisted in the British army as a private at the outset of World War II and rose to the rank of brigadier general.
"A Thatcherite before Thatcher, Powell was a forceful intellectual and an eloquent speaker.
"On his death, Margaret Thatcher said: 'There will never be anybody else so compelling as Enoch Powell. He had a rare combination of qualities all founded on an unfaltering belief in God, an unshakable loyalty to family and friends, and an unswerving devotion to our country.' "