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Posts Tagged: Enoch Powell
History shows that One Nation Conservatism, once espoused by Powell and Macleod, need not be wet.
Aitken on the meaning of Easter: “We can all have second chances, little resurrections in our lives.”
The former Cabinet minister, who went to prison for perjury, explains why, as a prison chaplain, he is happier than he has ever been.
Amidst verbal and actual violence, it is tempting to seek to shut down, say, Farage or Lammy altogether. But politics without anger would be impossible – and undesirable.
His sacking is more evidence, were it needed, of the tensions that tear at the Tory coalition – and threaten to render it unsustainable.
He was murdered by terrorists 40 years ago today. Now there is a new, exemplary biography of him.
Daniel Hannan: I want to support May’s plan. But I can’t. It proposes a way of leaving the EU that’s exactly the wrong way round.
Instead of leaving the Customs Union but retaining chunks of the Single Market – we shall end up staying in the Customs Union but leaving most of the Single Market.
Andrew Gimson’s Conference Sketch: Javid on how Enoch Powell lost a generation of ethnic minority voters
The Home Secretary also spoke of the vital need to fix the housing crisis.
Daniel Hannan: It should be obvious, not controversial, to seek a deep friendship with our EU neighbours
In the third piece in our mini-series evaluating the EEA, our columnist wonders how both sides managed to become so hostile to moderate concepts.
Profile: Jonathan Sacks, who accused Corbyn of supporting “racists who want to kill Jews”, and compared him to Powell
The former Chief Rabbi felt he had to speak up against the Labour leader for “legitimising the public expression of hate”.
Joshua McMullan: To effectively fight antisemitism, the Conservative Party must address its own troubled history on race relations
The sooner we deal with our Party’s past, however difficult, the easier it will be to drive out the hatred emerging on the Left today.
This unusual leader still evokes passions in his Party even decades after his surprise election victory.
Ministers like Amber Rudd have great difficulty finding able SpAds because the Conservative Research Department, which used to train them, has been destroyed.
Daniel Hannan: Like the Windrush children, EU nationals raised here have a moral right to UK citizenship
We must oppose illegal immigration. But making life harder for legitimate residents helps nobody.
He made grotesque errors of taste and judgement – see “Rivers of Blood”. But even his critics admit that he was one of the great parliamentarians of the 20th century.