As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding; like the Roman, I seem to see "the River Tiber foaming with much blood."
45 years ago last month, British MP Enoch Powell gave a stunning speech. In it, he looked on the immigration of foreign peoples into the Kingdom and the way that this was changing the UK's culture. It was widely criticized by all Right Thinking People® but at the same time was wildly popular with working class Britons. Indeed, a thousand dockworkers marched on Parliament in protest when Powell was sacked from his positions of leadership.
Dockworkers marching in support of a Tory politician.
The most famous line in his speech is where he quoted Virgil:As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding. Like the Roman, I seem to see 'the River Tiber foaming with much blood'.He was roundly damned for his "inflammatory" and "racist" remarks. And so the British Political Class went back to sleep - indeed, the last Labour government intentionally accelerated immigration to make the UK "less British".