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date: 14 June 2021

Enoch Powell 1912–98
British Conservative politician 

  1. History is littered with the wars which everybody knew would never happen.
    speech to the Conservative Party Conference, 19 October 1967
  2. As I look ahead, I am filled with foreboding. Like the Roman, I seem to see ‘the River Tiber foaming with much blood’.
    on the probable consequences of immigration
    speech in Birmingham, 20 April 1968; see Virgil
  3. To write a diary every day is like returning to one's own vomit.
    interview in Sunday Times 6 November 1977
  4. For a politician to complain about the press is like a ship's captain complaining about the sea.
    in Guardian 3 December 1984
  5. All political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure, because that is the nature of politics and of human affairs.
    Joseph Chamberlain (1977)