Carson, BBC, Phil Mackey discussed on BBC World Service


Carson will be joining us we hope to soon our every day politicians across the globe make speeches they might have a purpose they might even have an audience but for one reason another generally don't go down in history in one thousand nine hundred sixty eight british politician made a speech which is still remembered the bbc's phil mackey has been reflecting on the words of the then conservative member of parliament for wolverhampton in the heart of england inaugural it's almost posses balik that at this moment twenty to thirty additional immigrant arriving from overseas in wolverhampton alone every week this is what became known as the rivers of blood speech after the line which doesn't survive in the recordings in which you not powell said like the roman i see the tiber foaming much blood he made it very clear to the audience at the midland hotel in birmingham have he sought mass immigration would change britain in this country in fifteen or twenty years time the black man will have the whip hand over the white and if any any immigrant wants to go back then we would help subsidize him to go back now that's only policy and neither of us neither of us is racist despite support from unions and fellow mp's the leader of the conservatives ted heath sacked him from the shadow cabinet and he returned to his constituency in wolverhampton mr dunkley holy you very good you heard about the conservative party doesn't mean how impersonation he had plenty of opportunity to hone it is he lived opposite the mp in the sixties and seventies he had a friend moved here thinking the area was called the black country because of the population's ethnicity and that they'd be welcomed they were wrong on both candidates situation was as bad before because you go to a store you got to put the money down on the counter not don't touch me mr dunkley was a community leader and campaigner against discrimination so he had many dealings with the mp both before and after the speech he was minister of health and that he was recruiting people from the caribbean to helping the helps health service and so he he seemed to be a nice person that italian that he was going to build i build the service that no other country could match dealings with with mr powell.

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