"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen."

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Post Of The Week

Harry at It's all a load of bollocks has gone to the trouble of gathering the three parts of Enoch Powell's 1976 speech about the European Union and it's interesting to listen to it with the benefit of hindsight, through the prism of recent history.  Look how far down the road we've travelled - it really is a question of 'Them & Us'.
"The lesson which has been taught to the British electorate since it made it's grave but recoverable mistake is that in small things and in great things alike, there is no future for the British people which they will find tolerable except as a sovereign, self-governing nation state."
Powell stood no chance against The Establishment.

Here's the first part, please visit Harry's blog for the other two:

2 comments:

  1. Thankyou for the reposting of this. Many in ignorance believe Powell to be a one trick pony, which of course he never was.

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  2. You're welcome Harry. Many people dismiss Powell out of hand because of his speech on immigration but, as you say, there was much more to him than that. tptb ended his career but at least he died in bed, not on a mountainside or in a field.

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