• Short Summary

    In a debate at the British Conservative Party's Conference at Blackpool on Thursday (12 October) Mr Enoch Powell warned the government about the effect its immigration policy might have in a general election.

  • Description

    In a debate at the British Conservative Party's Conference at Blackpool on Thursday (12 October) Mr Enoch Powell warned the government about the effect its immigration policy might have in a general election.

    The debate had been expected to produce great tensions and excitement among delegates and it lived up to expectations.

    Mr Powell renewed his challenge to Government immigration policy and received strong vocal support from any people in the hall. But in two votes - one by show of hands, the other by ballot - Mr Powell and his supporters were defeated twice.

    By a majority of just over two to one in the ballot party delegates backed the government policy and praised the swift decision to welcome Uganda's expelled Asians.

    For the Government the key speaker was the Home Secretary, Mr Robert Carr - who promised both to keep numbers of immigrants down and to fulfil obligations to expelled Asians.

    SYNOPSIS: At the British Conservative Party Conference at Blackpool on Thursday Mr Enoch Powell renewed his challenge to Government immigration policy. He received loud support but was defeated in two votes on the issue....
    But delegates backed the Government by more than two to one, and its spokesman - the Home Secretary, Mr Robert Carr, was loudly applauded when he restated Government policy on both immigration and the Uganda Asian crisis...

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7Y659I69S4STH0RH443AC645P
    Media URN:
    VLVA7Y659I69S4STH0RH443AC645P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/10/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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