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    He didn't make any mistake making the speech, it was hugely popular, he was the only conservative with any stake amoungst the working class of that time. The only mistake made was that the Conservative party didn't run him for PM.
    It's interesting to consider how much 'Rivers of Blood' was responsible for the Conservative victory in 1970. Ironically enough, Heath becoming Prime Minister was what finally ended Enoch's chances of running for the party leadership.
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    It's interesting to consider how much 'Rivers of Blood' was responsible for the Conservative victory in 1970. Ironically enough, Heath becoming Prime Minister was what finally ended Enoch's chances of running for the party leadership.
    And they've been on the way down every since. I swear the entire Conservative party are just cronically stupid, they just have an inibility to see past the next election, willing to compramise anything to remain in power for four years even when that compramise means they can't/won't do anything vaguely Conservative in that time. David Cameron is the final nail in the coffin on the Conservative party (just like Blair to Labour) before the rich ***** in parliment hand everything over to the Europeans.
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    (Original post by Seven_Three)
    And they've been on the way down every since. I swear the entire Conservative party are just cronically stupid, they just have an inibility to see past the next election, willing to compramise anything to remain in power for four years even when that compramise means they can't/won't do anything vaguely Conservative in that time. David Cameron is the final nail in the coffin on the Conservative party (just like Blair to Labour) before the rich ***** in parliment hand everything over to the Europeans.
    Yes, I agree. Although, in my opinion, it would've been a different story had Portillo won the leadership election in 2001 (especially with regards to Europe).
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    Yes, I agree. Although, in my opinion, it would've been a different story had Portillo won the leadership election in 2001 (especially with regards to Europe).
    I don't think so. How would he be any different?
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    I don't think so. How would he be any different?
    Not much, to be honest, they all seem to go their own way in the end. His image, and ardent euroscepticism, however, was perhaps an opportunity missed.
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    I think race will continue to be big news in our 'diversifying nations'. America's whites are soon to be the minority. The Immigration Act of 1924 was intended to favour European immigrants, so the white majority wouldn't be swamped under a liberal immigration policy. That was abolished in 1965 and the white European percentage of America has been declining ever since
 
 
 
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