Tebbit: Enoch Powell’s prophecy for Britain was correct

“Lord Tebbit, the former chairman of the Conservative Party, has claimed Enoch Powell’s controversial ‘river of blood’ speech in 1968 was a correct prophesy of the climate of fear that Britain is now facing following the two terrorist bomb attacks in London last month.

In an interview with the Sunday Herald, Lord Tebbit claimed Powell’s views were misinterpreted as racist and that Powell’s warning was focused on the dangers of a multicultural British society that would be fed from uncontrolled immigration…. Tebbit’s overt backing for a Powellite stance on immigration, shows the extent to which criticism of multiculturalism has become almost mainstream since the London attacks.”

Sunday Herald, 7 August 2005