Enoch Powell Quote

As so often, the ordinary rank and file of the electorate have seen a truth, an important fact, which has escaped so many more clever people—the underlying value of that which is traditional, that which is prescriptive.


Speech to the House of Commons regarding proposals for reforming the House of Lords on 19 November 1968 (Hansard, 773:1168), from Simon Heffer, Like the Roman. The Life of Enoch Powell (Phoenix, 1999), p. 497.

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As so often, the ordinary rank and file of the electorate have seen a truth, an important fact, which has escaped so many more clever people—the...

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As so often, the ordinary rank and file of the electorate have seen a truth, an important fact, which has escaped so many more clever people—the...

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As so often, the ordinary rank and file of the electorate have seen a truth, an important fact, which has escaped so many more clever people—the...

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As so often, the ordinary rank and file of the electorate have seen a truth, an important fact, which has escaped so many more clever people—the...