Tory MP Claims Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ Speech Was Right

Steven Swinford, Telegraph (London), August 27, 2014

A veteran Conservative MP has claimed that Enoch Powell was right to warn against immigration in his controversial “rivers of blood” speech.

Sir Gerald Howarth, a former defence minister, said that the Tory MP was correct in saying that the influx of immigrants of a “non-Christian” faith has presented a “challenge” to British society.

In a letter to a constituent, Sir Gerald said that the Trojan Horse plot in which extremists attempted to take over schools in Birmingham highlighted the problems.

He said: “Clearly, the arrival of so many people of a non-Christian faith has presented a challenge as so many of us, including the late Enoch Powell, warned decades ago.

“Recent events have illustrated that some of these new arrivals have a very different ethos from traditional Christian schools and we were right to intervene to prevent them from teaching divisive ideology to children born here.”

Sir Gerald said that he stood by the letter and said his views had been reinforced by the child sex abuse scandal in Rotherham, where gangs of Asian men groomed and abused children.

He said that it is time for England to “fight back” against political correctness, adding: “If you don’t like it, go live somewhere else.”

He added: “For 40 years we have been subjected to a left wing political correctness which has stopped the British people from expressing perfectly legitimate and reasonable views. More than 1,400 children in Rochdale have paid the price for decades of political correctness and now people are speaking up.”

Mr Powell delivered his ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech in Birmingham in April 1968, calling for the “repatriation” of non-white immigrants and claiming that the increased diversity would lead to riots. There is no suggestion that Sir Gerald advocated repatriation in his letter to a constituent.

Mr Powell was immediately sacked from the shadow cabinet after his comments by Edward Heath, the then Conservative leader.

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  • LHathaway

    “new arrivals have a very different ethos”

    That’s not all they have that is very different from you. He must be just a discerning thinker, though, and this allows him to go deeper.

  • Dave4088

    He said that it is time for England to “fight back” against political correctness, adding: “If you don’t like it, go live somewhere else.”

    The Pakis, Indians and Africans will never voluntarily leave (since life is too good on the dole) and will continue to thumb their nose at England’s laws and white Englishman. They will have to be expelled if the real English want their country back.

    • Evil Racist Bigot

      Not that I am wildly enthusiastic about Indian immigration, but I should say in their defence they are not scroungers. Most Indian immigration has been of skilled professionals and they are productive and law abiding in the main. That isnt to say they do not produce racially segregated neighbourhoods and fundamentally change the character of the areas in which they live, but the segregation is reasonably amicable and peaceful, and their cultural values and practices, though different, are not obnoxious and intrusive.

      The same cannot be said of African, Pakistani and Bangladeshi immigrants, however, who far outnumber Indian migrants.

      • IstvanIN

        You must get a better breed of Hindu than we do. They make sure their shriveled old parents get signed up for SSI, FS and Medicaid as soon as possible, without having paid a penny into the system. Besides, they are not European.

        • SentryattheGate

          And there’s nearly 2 billion of them (in India alone, w/o counting the Indian “diaspora”)! Soon to outnumber the Chinese! Nearly 2/3rds of India has no toilets! Let the more educated Indians stay in India and help their own instead of coming here to take our better jobs!

      • hastings88

        But they take many jobs Americans would love to do–professional, high-ranking corporate. They are displacing the elite of the white race and becoming part of a new dark elite. They are not more qualified than white job candidates, but are hired only to fill diversity quotas.

  • Of course Enoch Powell was right. Just open your eyes and notice things.

    • LHathaway

      The speech is still being talked about 40 years later. What other orator who gave a speech 40 years ago can say that? I think it should be read in it’s entirety by everyone, anti-racists so they can have ‘ammunition’ with which to debunk the other side.

      Mr. Taylor’s ‘Banned in Halifax’ speech was very, very, impressive. Please reprint this speech, AmRen.

      • B.A_2014

        The wonderful Martin Luther King Jr’s speech is still played regularly (the I have a dream one). I never liked that speech obviously, but the speech he gave the night before he died was pretty good I have to say. There was also a man from Austria that was pretty good at whole public speaking thing. Whatever happend to him?

        • bilderbuster

          The man from Austria’s speeches ring just as true today.
          Ever notice that translations are not easy to find?

      • Paleoconn

        For instance, can anybody remember a single memorable speech from Thatcher or Clinton?

        Enoch Powell is the best PM England never had.

    • One thing I notice is that Mr Howarth is able to say “Christian” without prefixing “Judeo-” as we’re required to do in the USA nowadays. Which stands as more proof (in case any is needed) that the USA is further down the rat-hole than the UK is. But it’s still a race to the bottom…

  • Periapsis

    With what are they going to fight back with I might ask Sir Howarth? Your government disarmed all white Britons. Now you want them to fight back? There is no way they can fight back without lots of guns and other weapons, and organization, something that will likely turn against YOUR government. Your fellow ruling elites are 100 percent responsible for this, and the average white Briton can hardly be ignorant of that fact. These invaders will have to be killed, expelled or both. They will not leave voluntarily, therefore they will have to be forced to leaved at gunpoint which in turn will result in a civil war, or worse. History will curse those who ignored Enoch Powell’s all too accurate warning of the rivers of blood that will drown England.

  • Sangraal

    My God, a Tory with a spine, what’s next?
    I hope ‘non-Christian’ is a proxy for ‘non-European’.
    Either way, I expect Sir Howarth will be receiving his involuntary resignation letter very soon.
    ‘Those whom the Gods wish to destroy, they first make mad…’

  • dd121

    That train left the station a long time ago.

    • bilderbuster

      There’s always another train they can catch.

      • Leon NJ

        That new train should’ve arrived right as the first one left the station….like 40 years ago. Look at the politicians in the UK, do you think they will stop the mass immigration? Too little, too late I think.

        • bilderbuster

          It’s never too late if the people have The Will!

  • The problem is the same for white countries almost eveywhere. First the people must look at what is going on around them–the crime, loss of freedoms, displacement from neighborhood, and jobs. Documenting it, even informally, is a good thing to do.

    Second, the people must not dismiss what they see with their own eyes. Being “in denial” is the coward’s way out. Admit to yourself that there is an agenda to exterminate the white race.

    Third, the people must be willing to speak about what they see, even if they’re criticized for speaking out.

    Fourth, the people must organize. It might be as simple at first as coalescing around an organization such as amren. It might lead to creating something similar to Golden Dawn.

    Fifth, as Mr. Powell suggested, each must be prepared to participate in creating those rivers of blood. I don’t like the idea of killing any living thing, but I’m steeling myself to the inevitability of that. Work for peaceful solutions, but be prepared for war.

    • LHathaway

      I don’t think that this is what Mr. Powell suggested in his ‘rivers of blood’ comment (which was actually him quoting a poem of another person) though he was suggesting there would be rivers of blood in England if immigration continued unabated. Among other statistics, he also said there would be 10 million people of color in England by the year 2000?, and though his numbers were deemed inflamatory or inaccurate at the time, his numbers turned out to be exactly right. He had referenced the ‘upheavals’, the riots in the USA of the 1960’s, earlier in his speech. More recent commentators, possibly conservatives, have suggested that his ‘rivers of blood’ comments were accurate, foretelling the crime and violence committed by people of color in the UK now.

      I don’t think Powell was suggesting at all that whites must prepare to embark on a path letting a river of blood. He was ambiguous as to his meaning (if very forceful) when you watch a video of him making the rivers of blood comment. He began his speech with his idea of preventing ills in society.

      Not to take anything away from his speech, not at all, but if you’re arguing against immigration, there could be a number, perhaps a very large number of arguments you could make against it. I guess rivers of blood, would be a good one. People definitely remember the line.

      • bilderbuster

        There’s already been rivers of blood just from the torn hymens of all the underage girls the non Whites have raped.

      • Right, I doubt he was advocating that whites start a race war. What I was trying to say, but not very clearly, is that as our blood is already flowing, we may at some time in the future need to shed the blood of our enemies in order to survive. I advocate steeling oneself to the possibility that he might need to kill people in self defense. Military people must learn how to kill and not feel bad about it. So should we.

  • TruthBeTold

    There was another UK beheading. Google: Palmira Silva and Nicholas Salvadore.

  • Frank_DeScushin

    There’s no doubt that if there was a private poll among the native English only as to whether Enoch Powell was right, the overwhelming majority would vote “yes” even if they are still too afraid to say so in public.

    • bilderbuster

      The British WWII vets are saying it publicly now for all the good it does.
      It’s got to suck for them knowing they were used to fight the good guys.

  • MBlanc46

    Okay, he’s peeing into the wind, but at least he’s speaking out. Where is the US politician who would dare to come right out and oppose multiculturalism?

    • Julius Caesar

      Right here. I’m only 19 and just getting started in politics, but I won’t hold back on my views. Keep an eye out for me, I’ll need all the support I can get.

      • Encouraging to hear. Good luck to you!

      • SentryattheGate

        The “Baby Boomers” are ~1/3rd of the US population, and large % white. Once we’re gone, you remaining whites will be a (despised and overtaxed) minority in the nation your ancestors built. Some truths to remember, in your own defense, is that whites were here thousands of years ago (Vikings and Solutreans) and have a claim to this land too, and that Indians were in awe of the courage and fortitude of white pioneers who crossed the continent with even their women and children (something that Indians did not do; they stayed inside their territories). Amren’s professor David Yeagley (of Comanche Indian heritage) had a wonderful speech regarding the above, and how white men invented everything in the modern era, and had the largest middle class ever in history. He chided whites for being so self-hating, when we have many reasons to be proud! He said that it was YOUR ancestors who built this nation, but now you’re giving it away!

        • Speaking of taxation, it’s my belief that the IRS income tax tables will be indexed by race any day now.

  • Lion’s Mane

    There’s an interesting, relevant, interview of Enoch Powell in 1969 on YouTube.
    Enoch Powell Interview Frost On Friday 1969

  • Periapsis

    Your government disarmed white Britons and then flooding the country with hostile Muslim invaders unilaterally against the will of the people. It is your ruling elite who will be responsible for Enoch Powell’s “rivers of blood” prophecy becoming true, and the blood of every white Briton who dies as a result will be on it’s hands. That will be paid for, because karma never forgets, never forgives.

    • SentryattheGate

      The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon

      The Beginnings by Rudyard Kipling (published 1917)

      It was not part of their blood,
      It came to them very late,
      With long arrears to make good,
      When the Saxon began to hate.

      They were not easily moved,
      They were icy — willing to wait
      Till every count should be proved,
      Ere the Saxon began to hate.

      Their voices were even and low.
      Their eyes were level and straight.
      There was neither sign nor show
      When the Saxon began to hate.

      It was not preached to the crowd.
      It was not taught by the state.
      No man spoke it aloud
      When the Saxon began to hate.

      It was not suddenly bred.
      It will not swiftly abate.
      Through the chilled years ahead,
      When Time shall count from the date
      That the Saxon began to hate.

      • Wow. Interesting how it’s not mentioned in Wikipedia isn’t it. I think I’ll stick to my 1937 edition of Britannica.

      • Complete side note: I’ve always been curious about this poem. I could never find it in Kipling’s collected works, and I can find no source citing where he might have published this. Is this a misattribution, or does someone have some authoritative source that this came from Kipling?

  • bilderbuster

    Once upon a time in the not too distant past the German government did it.

  • Good for Sir Howarth, although it is a bit like saying Mt. Vesuvius presented a ‘challenge’ to the people of Pompeii.

  • OS-Q

    Excellent, Labor and some Tories were terrified that the Rotterdam incidents would justify “racism,” and not only were they right, they completely shot themselves in the foot trying to cover it up. We must NEVER let this go, and never forget or forgive.

    What someone does with a small amount of power demonstrates their true nature.

    • rightrightright

      Rotherham. But probably going on in Rotterdam as well. Remember that the wickedness unveiled in Rotherham is only the first of many such across the country. There are likely to be more than 10,000 underage victims of Moslem rape.

  • Singingbird1

    if you open the link to the original article in the British ‘Daily Telegraph’ you will see that there are no comments allowed on the article which is ironic. This example of political correctness just proves how correct Sir Gerald Howarth is.

    • WR_the_realist

      They know that way too many of their readers would agree with Sir Gerald Howarth.

  • WR_the_realist

    A Tory with a brain. Too bad there are so few. I could say the same about Republicans with a brain.