(Original post by Fullofsurprises)
It was only credited by the right wing press with that. There was an excellent programme debunking it a few years back on BBC4, which showed that the idea that he had achieved that was wrong.
The Conservative Party is a rump of what it once was (as are all the three 'main' parties, although Labour is recovering its original membership somewhat of late) and no more represents the 'right' as a whole than anyone else. However, it is true that Murdoch and the Mail group have successfully propagandised their way to a referendum and even subverted once sensible parts of the media into not viewing it as a minority opinion.
You are merely shifting the goal posts because you too afraid to concede that Brexit is the majority position on the right. I've just shown you how most people in the Conservative party support Brexit and I've mentioned UKIP and now you're trying to say that the Tories don't represent right-wing opinion in this country. You're simply making things up, to cover half-baked arguments. Together, the Tories and UKIP represent right-wing opinion in this country and overall they support Brexit: no other force on the right parallels their levels of support.
As for your claim that Powell lacked influence in the outcome of the 1974 election, I'd rather trust the judgement of electoral experts rather than your claim, especially since you haven't provided the title of the programme:
"It is worth noting, however, that there were unusually large swigns to Labour in Enoch Powell's former seat of Wolverhampton South West (16.6 per cent) and in other Wolverhampton seats (10.6 per cent in North, 7.7 per cent in South East) as well as in some other neighbouring constituencies, such as Staffordshire South West (11.4 per cent), Dudley East (11.4 per cent) and Wareley East (10.2 per cent) Even those who doubt that the 'Powell Factor' played a key role in the Tory victory of 1970 would be hard pressed to deny the electoral significance of his intervention in February 1974."
Mark Garnett and David Denver, British General elections since 1964
You would do better by showing some moral and intellectual humility by admitting that leaving the EU is a position that is carried by a significant proportion of people in this country, especially those on the right. I hope that isn't asking too much.