What influence did Enoch Powell really have in the unexpected Tory election victory of 1970? Did he dare to say what others thought, or change the climate of opinion? 40 years on has he been proved right or is there an attempt to rehabilitate his reputation?
Bev Thomas is a freelance consultant and lecturer working on social justice and ‘race’ issues. She has worked previously as project development officer for Churches’ Commission for Racial Justice, board member of Evangelical Alliance and the chair of the Christian Socialist Movement.