With Britain's General Elections less than a week away, Enoch Powell, the Conservative member for Wolverhampton, has once again brought up the controversy surrounding Britain's immigration policy.
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Background: With Britain's General Elections less than a week away, Enoch Powell, the Conservative member for Wolverhampton, has once again brought up the controversy surrounding Britain's immigration policy. Mr. Powell has been an advocate of giving financial help to members of Britain's coloured population who wish to return to what he claims.. "the place where they were born and will always regard as home." Since the Conservatives lost office in 1964, Powell has gradually made the "repatriation" of immigrants the cornerstone of his political life.
Enoch Powell represents the Midlands constituency of Wolverhampton, an area with one of the highest coloured population densities in England. He was a Minister during the Tory's reign which ended in 1964. The Conservative Leader, Mr Heath, retained him in the Shadow Cabinet, but his speeches on immigration, and remarks about "violence" which would come about if the coloured population increased, saw him sacked in 1968.
Mr Powell wasn't discouraged and continued his lone stand.
Last night (Thursday) he came back with a vengeance. He even went as far as claiming that"enemies" of the country had infiltrated Government offices and as a result figures abut the growth of the coloured population were grossly underestimated.
He claimed that the coloured population in Britain was nearer two million than the one and a quarter million figure given by the Government.