Farage asked Enoch Powell to stand for Ukip in 1990s – And the problem is?

Having the last laugh? Enoch Powell on the campaign trail Photo: PA. Source.

Nigel Farage once pleaded with Enoch Powell to help him win a seat in Parliament.

The Ukip leader also twice asked him to stand as a candidate in the 1990s. On both occasions Mr Powell rejected the request.

Mr Farage wrote a personal letter to the former Tory right-winger asking for his support in the Eastleigh by-election in 1994, where a 29-year-old Mr Farage was making his first bid for Parliament.

Mr Farage has never hidden his admiration for Mr Powell, who became a political pariah in 1968 after railing against immigration in his ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech…

Mr Powell, who died in 1998, turned down Mr Farage’s request after giving the matter ‘very serious consideration’…

  • I don’t get what the fuss is about.

  • Apparently Farage and Russell Brand had some kind of panel debate on the BBC recently. I didn’t watch any of it because Looking at Brand’s stupid sweaty face and listening to that smarmy whine of his was more than I felt equipped to handle.

  • Brett_McS

    More proof that Farage is the genuine article.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Enoch Powell was right.
    If England survives (doubtful), you will know they have turned the corner on this madness when they start building statues of Powell.
    Until that day happens, just consider the place “occupied territory”.

    • Krusty the Gladiator

      England is doomed, as we are, and most nations once somewhat democratic and western. Shakespeare will be burned in muzloid bonfires as books were by Nazis. Thank you, elitist bastards, for letting in the muzz scum!

  • bob e

    very interesting post. frau .. i like farage a lot.