1968 - Rivers Of Blood

Rob Shepherd recalls Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech of 1968, one of the most explosive in living memory by a British politician.

His sensational attack on immigration provoked furious demonstrations, both for and against, and still creates controversy.

The programme asks what drove Powell to use such extreme language.

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Rob Shepherd recalls Enoch Powell's 'Rivers of Blood' speech of 1968, one of the most explosive in living memory by a British politician.

His sensational attack on immigration provoked furious demonstrations, both for and against, and still creates controversy.

The programme asks what drove Powell to use such extreme language.