Enoch Powell

Enoch Powell’s problem was vanity – not racism

28 April 2018 9:30

The anniversary of the ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech by Enoch Powell reminded me of my stint as literary editor of…

The sinister power of Enoch Powell’s speech

21 April 2018 10:37

The BBC’s decision to re-broadcast Enoch Powell’s so-called “Rivers of Blood” speech in its entirety this week has excited just…

Vote Leave and Leave.EU won’t be merging anytime soon

24 November 2015 17:59

Is peace about to break out between the two Brexit campaigns, Vote Leave and Leave.EU? Today’s Daily Telegraph reports that Arron Banks, the co-founder…

Jonathan Meades on god, football and brutophilia – and why his memoir was 17 years late

25 September 2015 0:04

This is a transcript of a talk, ‘Composing the Past’, given by Jonathan Meades at the Assembly Rooms in Edinburgh…

Could the Tory right do a Corbyn?

14 August 2015 16:33

If the Labour leadership has taught us anything it is that, as Kent Brockman once observed, democracy simply doesn’t work.…

Keep the cops away from the radical clerics, be they Christian or Muslim

15 July 2015 13:40

If you want to see our grievance-ridden, huckster-driven future, looks to Northern Ireland, which has always been a world leader…

Here’s why the Tories convinced one million BME voters to support them

3 June 2015 12:36

One of the funnier moments of the election involved Ed Miliband assuming that a turban-wearing Sikh gentleman he met on…

SPECTATOR DEBATE: When did we stop caring about our national culture?

5 July 2013 16:50

Peter Hitchens will be speaking at the next Spectator Event on 9 July, debating the motion ‘Too much immigration, too…

Memories of a ‘monster’

15 July 2012 18:45

You’ve probably heard about Enoch at 100 already. This collection of essays in honour of Enoch Powell’s centenary has captivated…

A man of principle

15 July 2012 18:00

One of the great tragedies of political history is that the foresight, clarity and prescience of Enoch Powell are too…

Enoch Powell as a Parliamentarian

23 June 2012 16:00

A new collection of essays and reminisces, called Enoch at 100, has been published to mark Enoch Powell’s centenary. In…

100 years of Enoch Powell

16 June 2012 17:00

I heard a wonderful anecdote the other day. A well to-do couple knelt to receive communion. A man knelt next…

Starkey: the problem is the breakdown of national identity

20 August 2011 12:21

Public Enemy Number One, the unlikely figure of Dr David Starkey, is back in the papers; this time writing in…