The Tory Party is failing to win over ethnic minority voters because it remains tarnished by the legacy of Enoch Powell, a Conservative minister said yesterday.

Treasury minister Sajid Javid – whose father emigrated to the UK from Pakistan in 1961 with just £5 in his pocket – said the Tories are still being hurt by their association with Mr Powell.

Sajid Javid

Sajid Javid

In April 1968, Mr Powell, a member of Ted Heath’s shadow cabinet, delivered his hugely controversial ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech which was widely condemned as racist.

Senior government sources say that David Cameron is so concerned that the issue of race is damaging support for the Tories that he is planning to address it head-on with a speech in the next two months.

The Prime Minister chaired a Cabinet meeting last week at which ministers were shown evidence that the single biggest factor in voters not backing the Tories is race – far outweighing wealth, class or where someone lives.

But Mr Javid’s intervention, in an interview with The Spectator magazine, will anger those Tories who bristle at any suggestion that the Conservatives are the ‘nasty party’.

Mr Javid said that when his father’s friends were told that he had become an MP they assumed he must be representing the Labour Party.

‘I said to him, “Dad, why do you think that’s the case?” He said “I’ll sum it up for you in two words – Enoch Powell”.’

Mr Javid added: ‘The damage that was done to the party’s image in the 1970s, particularly by Enoch Powell, is something we still haven’t been able to shake off.’

He said this will ‘require the Prime Minister, someone of that standing’, to say Enoch Powell ‘doesn’t represent what the Conservative Party is today in any way and to set out what the Conservative Party actually  is when it comes to race relations, multiculturalism and so forth’.

Mr Powell was sacked from the Tory front bench after his speech in 1968 but many right-wingers believe he was prophetic about the effects of mass immigration on British society.

Mr Cameron has already asked for ideas for a speech to combat the idea that the spirit of Powell is alive in the modern Tory Party and is seeking ideas for policies which will dramatise the common values between Conservatives and non-white voters.

Conservative research shows that many ethnic minority voters share Tory values on the promotion of family and hard work.

Campaign bosses believe the Tories can boost their support with the Sikh community and middle class voters of Indian origin.

But they have been told by pollsters that they will struggle to win more votes from the black community and among poor Muslim immigrants.

Mr Cameron has already set up Conservative Friends of India and other groups to cement relations with the Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities.

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  • Legacy?

    This one speech of Enoch Powell’s might have powered every electoral win resulting in every Tory Government ever since he gave the speech.

  • I doubt that one in ten ethnic minorities in Britain even know who Enoch Powell was, let alone really care.

    Odd preoccupations of the political elite. They seem to think that attacking their own supporters is the way to become more popular. I rather doubt that will work.

    • UK Expat

      Honestly, I doubt that even one in ten Britishers know who Enoch Powell was! Really!

  • ye ol’ swampyankee

    When you speak the truth for the general welfare of your own people and your own people wan’t to hang you for it, it’s over!

    The British powers back in 1968 purposely planned this multiracial castastrophe. They were applying a shadow agenda of divide and conquer. New World Order workings have been in the mix for a “very long time”. What your seeing nowadays is the culmination and rotten fruit of their efforts.

    • alas

      I think the reality is far more depressing and that is just that they either did not see it coming or didn’t have the balls to stand up and say ‘this is genocide, why are we doing this again?’

      • ye ol’ swampyankee

        This well runs much deeper than most racialists or nationalist in the west anticipate, A globalist dark side has been at work for many decades. It is a mistaken assumption to think of multiracialism/multiculturalism as only foolhearty naivety. Perhaps so with a segment of the public which supports it and college administrations and the like, which promote it. These are the useful idiots of the globalists.

        • GM (Australia)

          I too have been trying to work out what this sinister power (globalist dark force) is that is promoting the suicide of white nations.What has been happening to us defies all logical explanation.

          • ye ol’ swampyankee

            Start with with.

            Globalism is a white elite concept transcending down through the generations. The world is a chessboard to them and are indifferent to race ethnicity and national identity.

            Their only loyalty is to fellow “white elites” (and some Jews). Racial diversity within their own ranks isn’t a concept.

            How about that recent meeting in Davos Switzerland which they hold annually? Bankers, media moguls, diplomats, politicians and other influentials, representing the worlds power are the attendees,- as white as the surrounding snow covered Swiss Alps.

            And lets not forget all the others elite globalist organizations. Bohemian Grove, Skull & Bones, Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations(CFR), Trilateral Commission, Club of Rome, etc. Again, I smell no racial diversity.

            And who makes up the infrastructure to make this all work like the United Nations, World Bank and International Monetary Fund? Christine Lagard (French elite), who heads the IMF recently made infamous by her arrogant quote. “Let them eat cake” referring to the financially trashed Greek government and it’s citizens who she said, should work six days a week to pay for the outrageous austerity taxes imposed on them.

            Of course her post is 100% tax free with a base salary of just under $500,000, annual spending money for whatever slightly under $400,000 along with all the perks imaginable.

            Diversity for them??? Not unless one fantasizes.

            Elite Globalists = White

          • Katherine McChesney

            Don’t forget the Society of Jesus and Knights of Malta.

          • GM (Australia)

            Thanks for those interesting bits if info. Regarding Christine Legard, every time she appears on TV my wife (who is not really into politics) says “that woman is the anti-Christ!”

    • HamletsGhost

      The common people overwhelmingly supported Powell. It was the British power establishment that wanted to hang him. Big difference.

  • veritas_lux_mea

    In just the last few years, the “Conservative” Party has lost 15+% (and growing) of the entire electorate to UKIP for being too left-wing. And they think the answer is to move further to the left? I believe it’s because just like the Labour Party, the leadership of the Tory party is infiltrated with closet Marxists like Cameron. They know that their views are exactly the same as Labour’s on the big issues. They would rather destroy their party and divide the right-wing vote to ensure their fellow Marxists remain in power than move 1 inch to the right. At least in Britain there is hope, unlike here in the U.S., in the form of alternative parties like UKIP and the BNP.

  • The__Bobster

    Treasury minister Sajid Javid – whose father emigrated to the UK from
    Pakistan in 1961 with just £5 in his pocket – said the Tories are still
    being hurt by their association with Mr Powell.

    The fact that the treasury minister is named Sajid Javid proves that Mr. Powell was correct. I just love the way these foreign “people” invade our countries and then want to change us.

  • bigone4u

    “Rivers of blood” speech? I read the Daily Mail and other British websites daily so I know that Britain is awash in a sea of white’s blood, victims of crimes perpetrated by third world immigrants. I think I’ll track down that speech and see what it actually says. Probably just a guy who saw a bleak future for his country. Maybe I’ll write my own Rivers of Blood speech and dedicate it to Americans.

  • Boereseun

    Enoch Powell probably saw this exact thing happening down the line. Here’s some non-British mutt informing the party about how they should pander to his group of people against the native British. Like leading lambs to the slaughter…

    Vote for UKIP or BNP or anything but Labour, Lib-Dems or Not Conservatives but Progressive lite Tories.

    • GM (Australia)

      Yours is one of many posts that mentions the BNP and/or the UKIP, this is encouraging,it almost suggests that both these organizations are more and more being seen as necessary in these times or even as an alternative to the 3 major UK parties. It is now time for the BNP, the UKIP and other like minded groups to forget their petty differences, stop their infighting, stop their leadership tensions and get together and get on with the job and save Britain.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Looks like all “acceptable” parties on the UK are equally bent on white genocide. At least they have the BNP and others. Our Totalitarian Democracy is quite locked down and controlled utterly by the two headed beast known as the Republicrats or Democans, as you like. Both of our parties do all within their power to bring about white genocide, one if the price is right, the other out of hatred disguised as compassion.

      But once “democracy”, whatever that elastic term really means, devolves into the kind of free-for-all mob rule of entitlement and group blame…is it really even “democracy” any more, or simply a form of top ordered anarchic “histrionocracy”, the forerunner of decay and (bloody?) chaos?

      According to the holy histrionic canon of “anti-fascism”, Francisco Franco was a pretty bad guy. A FASCIST, which is all that need be said to the properly thinking, ever vigilant member of the thought militia our schools and universities train en masse in order to dismiss and demonize. What the anti-fascist does not want known was the bloody and brutal activities of left-wing anarcho synidalists that impelled many to join the Falangistas. What the anti-fascist does not care to hear is the “brave new world” of anarchy and tyranny Spain was devolving into prior to the Spanish Civil War.

      Regardless, our struggle is right here, right now. Information is power and we do have Truth on our side. Truth, the most dangerous weapon there is to a structure built upon lies. If we can mutter and whisper the Truth enough to each other, if we can get the word out little by little…the Truth will spread, and one day, perhaps sooner than many think…

      Things will change. We are not the sons and daughters of quitters.

  • SintiriNikos

    Don’t worry Sanjiv. Enoch Powell wouldn’t be part of your party had he been alive today. He’d be UKIP or BNP. Your party is no longer Tory, just Labour Light.

  • Ulick

    I read the Daily Mail comments, well, daily. I can honestly say that the refrain of “Enoch was right!” is quite popular among true Englishmen. As we all know, minorities will always vote against anything they see representing whiteness. That includes Conservatism which in England is allegedly practiced by the Tories. Even if Enoch never existed, minorities would hate the Tories who they see as representing whites. More and more of the true English, of which Mr. Jahvid is not a member of, are starting to see this.

  • MarcusTrajanus

    If only the Tories could have lived up to the legacy of Enoch Powell.

    • George

      If only.

      Now we need to wait for the rivers of blood. Ideally, the outcome is like the last battle scene of ‘Zulu’.

  • Vonhauer

    The parallels are uncanny. Britain is being told the same thing we are — the handwriting is on the wall, please just give in and turn your country over to nonwhites. Indian swamy Jindal basically said the same thing a couple of days ago.

    • Blaak Obongo

      “The parallels are uncanny. Britain is being told the same thing we are — the handwriting is on the wall, please just give in and turn your country over to nonwhites. Indian swami Jindal basically said the same thing a couple of days ago.”

      I was just about to post the same observation myself. Why, it’s almost as if there’s a worldwide campaign, centrally directed and carefully coordinated…

      Oh, but wait — that can’t be true. It’d be just one of those Crazy Conspiracy Theories, wouldn’t it?

      • David Brims

        It’s happening in every white country. I can’t think of a single white country it isn’t . Even in Iceland, muslim immigrants want to build a mosque.

  • E_Pluribus_Pluribus

    “Conservative research shows that many ethnic minority voters share Tory values on the promotion of family and hard work.”


    Must be the same kind of “research” that told John McCain, “We are losing dramatically the Hispanic vote — WHICH WE THINK SHOULD BE OURS [my all-caps] — for a variety of reasons.” John McCain, Jan. 28, 2012

    Hispanics are natural limited-government conservatives, by this logic. Heather Mac Donald, a long-time observer of the Latino community, demurs:

    “It is not immigration policy that creates the strong bond between Hispanics and the Democratic party, but the core Democratic principles of a more generous safety net, strong government intervention in the economy, and progressive taxation.”

    Same realities in the UK?

    • Fredrik_H

      It boggles the mind that they (these liberal conservatives that make up the current right wing politicians) can come to the same faulty conclusion in white country after white country.

  • IstvanIN

    The reality is the “United” Kingdom can only exist if there is a single people, united by language, culture, and religion, under a single monarch, with a single system of governance. The UK is “devolving” among the indigenous British peoples, why would anyone think that bringing in millions of aliens, let alone third world aliens, would help matters? An all white UK filled with Poles and Finns isn’t Great Britain, let alone a UK fill with Muslims and Africans.

  • IstvanIN

    The reality is the “United” Kingdom can only exist if there is a single people, united by language, culture, and religion, under a single monarch, with a single system of governance. The UK is “devolving” among the indigenous British peoples, why would anyone think that bringing in millions of aliens, let alone third world aliens, would help matters? An all white UK filled with Poles and Finns isn’t Great Britain, let alone a UK fill with Muslims and Africans.

    • NorthernWind

      Exactly. At least a few Poles can integrated into British society in time but Middle Easterners, South Asians, Africans, and so cannot integrate without debasing the culture.

  • fakeemail

    Enoch Powell was the only politician in modern western history that *truly* care about his country and people. All other politicians only care about empowering/enriching themselves through nefarious means and at the expense of the (dwindling) White majorities.

    In a sane world, men like Powell would be the rule and not the exception in government. A citizen-leader.

  • David Brims

    I tried to post the link, but somehow it didn’t work. Type into YouTube ” Enoch Powell Odd Man Out ” and you’ll get a 45 minute documentary on his life.

  • David Brims

    Type into YouTube ” Enoch Powell interview Frost 1969 ” and you’ll get a 1 hour interview.

    Lefty Liberal David Frost asks him ” Do you seriously believe that blacks and muslims will become the majority in our towns and cities ? ”

    Well, it’s happened, the English 2012 Census came out and London is now majority black / muslim city. Incidentally in the 1970s David Frost dated a black woman, Diahann Carroll.

    • GM (Australia)

      It is also interesting that Enoch Powell is now being remembered and quoted more than ever some 45 years later. I think all other politicians of that era have long been forgotten. He was certainly right in what he said.

  • seek

    Enoch Powell’s legacy lingers in the Conservative Party? If only. Most Tories of today barely have a clue as to who England’s greatest patriot even was. And if they do know, and think of him fondly, they clam up, beginning with the toothless, spinless PM. Powell’s own party kicked him out the day after his great “Rivers of Blood” speech of 4/20/68. This Pakistani “Conservative” is just another ethnic politican on the make. His very presence in the party is exactly what’s wrong with it.

    • Katherine McChesney

      The Paki’s are known for grooming of English girls.

  • George

    And the Rivers of Blood speech in full can be heard at:

    At 19:00, we hear: Here is the means of showing that the immigrant communities can organise to consolidate their members, to agitate and campaign against their ‘fellow citizens,’ and to overawe and dominate the rest with the legal weapons which the ignorant and the ill-informed have provided.”

    This is EXACTLY where The “United” States is today; where Her sworn enemies blatantly use Her own Laws against Her and to subvert Liberty everywhere. The worst of America’s enemies are not far away, but here at home!

  • LHathaway

    I guess in present day UK it doesn’t pay to be right. Another conservative politician was sacked for saying ‘Enoch was right’. According to news sources posted yesterday on AmRen, white English are now a minority in the London capital. Enoch Powell actually underestimated his ‘shocking’ figures.

    At times it appears the only ones who make sense are the BNP. The whole country has turned into an advertisement for the BNP.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      BNP and EDL

      Interesting developments on the British “right”. The Brit MSM dutifully reports these days, with a sigh of relief, that the right in Britain is fracturing with the rise of the English Defense League. They claim the EDL has cut into the BNP and hope for a fracturing of these movements into insignificance.

      I don’t think so. I think this is the birth pains of something real and permanent. Certainly there is disagreement and there are many ideological shades, but at some point the right formula will evolve to create viable, powerful, consensus-unified movements – phalanges of sufficiently like minded folk working together despite petty ideological differences.

      Here is the EDL’s take, and a snippet…

      “Last week EDL Leader Kevin Carroll was arrested for comments he allegedly posted on Facebook. The comments in question, made in response to a particularly graphic and unpleasant video about halal slaughter, were as follows:

      “They are all ***king backward savages, a devil-spawned death cult worshipping all that is unholy and barbaric, pure evil”

      Not the most eloquent or polite words, certainly. But when people see something abhorrent (in this case animals being dismembered in the name of religious ritual) they speak from the heart. We’re talking about a Facebook post, not a public speech or a pre-planned press release. It was immediate, and it was honest.

      The police response was decisive. In Kev’s words, “…they swooped down on me, blues flashing and sirens wailing — you would have thought I was a serial killer or something. Right in the middle of the town centre!”

      He was charged with “religious and racial hatred” and has been ordered to report to a police station twice a week.

      For a Facebook post.”

      Is this the face of democracy? Totalitarian “democracy” perhaps, the final devolution into mob rule for a once proud, vital, and competent people. This reaction to free speech is a betrayal of all our ancestors have fought and died for, a surrender to external threat and internal moral/intellectual rot. Is this “democracy”? Is “rule of the people” always the rule of justice?

  • KenelmDigby

    This says it all.
    Just how rotten and corrupt has the Tory Party grown when some jumped-up parvenu Pakistani – with no roots or blood-line in the UK whatsoever – dares to blacken the name (pun intended) of the greatest Conservative poltician and thinker Britain produced in the later 20th century, and also tries to blackmail, bully and threaten the party into accepting his foul views into the bargain.
    Rather like a louse lecturing a lion, in fact.

  • GM (Australia)

    This whole thing is sickening, an Indian telling the British what to do in their own country. Sadid Javid should also remember that when the British were in his country the Indians spent two centuries telling the British to leave and go home. What total hypocrisy and double standards.

  • JackKrak

    When can we expect a story about Pakistani politicians fretting about not being perceived as friendly to non-Pakistani voters?
    Oh, yeah – never.

  • Elena Andbasket

    Enoch was not only right, he was highly intelligent, extremely well educated, knowledgeable and vastly experienced. He has now been proven to be a true prophet, unlike the vicious murdering ******** worshiped by some. It is utterly tragic, and completely symptomatic of Britain’s moral and cultural decline, that men of Enoch Powell’s caliber have been replaced in Britain by worse than useless third world detritus.

    On the very rare occasions a dissident is permitted onto mainstream media to express any taboo criticising or complaining about black behaviour, multiculturalism or immigration, the interviewer will invariably abandon any pretence of neutrality, and will always openly and blatantly side with the pro-black, pro-immigration and pro-multicultularist side. The BBC goes one step further and ensures, wherever possible, a hand-picked hostile studio audience, composed of angry blacks, angry muslims and their squealing apologist white useful idiots.

    • Pat

      The BBC get worse by the day, they don’t even bother to hide it any more.

      • GM (Australia)

        Because it helps to be non-white and anti-Christian and hold views somewhere to the left of Karl Marx to get a job at the BBC

        • Pat

          The job ‘spec’ exactly.

  • NorthernWind

    The Tory party of today is the same as the old Tory party in only one way, the name.

    This absurd notion that it’s Enoch who is driving away minorities is silly. That’s like the Republicans saying that the Latino vote is being driven away because they are perceived as wanting to secure the border. No you fools, it’s because the Tory and Republican parties are White parties in that they are supposed to represent traditional Britain/America and the minorities want to seize control, not become part of the society. Therefore they will vote for the most anti-White party they can, Labour and Democrat.

  • Katherine McChesney

    Everything Enoch Powell has come true. Now London is suffering under the plague of blacks and muslims.

    • GM (Austraia)

      Just remember that the UK did recover from a previous black plaque so 400 years ago!

  • Howard W. Campbell

    Enoch Powell was dead on, he just missed on details. (I would imagine that the number of muslims in the UK were minimal in 1968). Powell was stationed in India during WWII and saw the effects of “multiculturalism” while there. He was also well aware of the riots that were commonplace in the US in the late 1960’s. The only reason that you did not have widespread riots in the South was that most of the blacks there knew good and well that if things got out of hand that lynchings may well have started up again. (This was the 1960’s after all).

    ” India is India and England is England. An Englishman can have a love for India without wishing to see India on the streets of Birmingham”. (Enoch Powell)

  • The article says: “this will ‘require the Prime Minister, someone of that standing’, to say
    Enoch Powell ‘doesn’t represent what the Conservative Party is today in any way”.

    That is right.

    The Conservative party does not represent Enoch Powell’s positions any more – and for a long, long time. Nobody of that wisdom, integrity, stature, intellect, national pride, statesmanship or principle has been in the Conservative Party since Enoch was sidelined.

    Boy oh boy does it now show, too. Those in it now are hardly fit to shine the man’s shoes.

    You know, it is extremely hard to remain remotely optimistic about Britain. This kind of ‘madness’ goes on every day of the week in some form or another. It really does get hard to come to terms with just how BAD a state things are getting.

    Everything being done and suggested by the main parties and wider society seems to desire a head first fling into oblivion.

    You get suspicious about every action and suggestion the governments take.

    For example, I heard on the news today about the Police service scrapping the systems that meant in order to be a higher officer you would need to ‘rise through the ranks’.

    They are opening up the system so that anybody with 15 months or so “training” can take authoritative roles and positions.

    Why would this prick my ears? Well, only the other week there was a chief of police in the Met or something, moaning about how white the police service still was in our “diverse” cities, especially those in positions of authority within the service.

    They have tried for years to selectively recruit – once famously rejecting their applications in order to boost the numbers of ethnic minorities on the force – but obviously it is not working.

    Would it be too cynical of me to think that these rule changes are more about an ‘open door’ to parachute more Blacks and Pakistanis into the upper chambers of the police service?

    Living in this country gets you paranoid and suspicious of every motive.

    You know the country is hooked (like crack) to racial diversity and making it “fit” – and like some crack-head, they will lie, cheat, steal, do anything for their next fix and their next ‘high’.

    • If you’re on the lookout for round about ways of implementing positive/affirmative action, also keep a sharp eye out for:

      1. Education in lieu of testing for job hiring, promotion

      2. Doing away with hard and fast tests for more qualitative assessment schemes

      • I thought I would look around on the net regarding the police service change I mentioned earlier. I heard about it on the news today, but as I have not looked through the newspapers I had not realised it was already old news from a few days ago.

        It seems I was right to be suspicious. You tend to get a knack for it after a while:

        It seems there is a “diversity problem” – and now, miraculously, they come out with a new system that can help change “an embarrassing paucity of black and minority ethnic officers (BME) at the top of British policing”.

        According to a police spokesman, the “creation of a more diverse police service {should} be a legal requirement.”.

        “Often we are out there resolving disputes between communities and we need officers that understand different communities and different backgrounds.”

        Another benefit of diversity. Where you apparently need blacks to police blacks, Muslims to police Asians, and so on and so forth, to cover our “rich and dynamic” range of “communities”.

  • frederickdixon

    I remember well when we heard of Enoch’s great speech and a thrill of hope and anticipation ran through a nation which had become steadily more alarmed by immigration. The truth, though, is that in those days the problem of immigration was a cloud no larger than a man’s hand, now it covers most of the sky and still nothing is done.