John Enoch Powell


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John Enoch Powell (16 June 1912 – 8 February 1998) was a British politician, classical scholar, poet, writer, linguist and soldier. He served as a Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) (1950–74), Ulster Unionist Party (UUP) MP (1974–1987), and Minister of Health (1960–63). He attained most prominence in 1968, when he made a controversial speech against immigration, now widely referred to as... more »

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  • ''No battle is worth fighting except the last one.''
    J. Enoch Powell (b. 1912), British Conservative politician. quoted in Observer (London, Jan. 2, 1983).
  • ''I do not keep a diary. Never have. To write a diary every day is like returning to one's own vomit.''
    J. Enoch Powell (b. 1912), British Conservative politician. Sunday Times (London, Nov. 6, 1977).
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