Plans to commemorate the life of Enoch Powell with a blue plaque in his former constituency have been hit with threats to rip down or deface it.
Powell, who became one of the 20th century’s most divisive British politicians after his ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech on immigration in 1968, served Wolverhampton South West from 1950 to 1974.
Wolverhampton’s Civic and Historical Society received the bid, saying it would be judged on a ‘non-political’ basis and was among a backlog of 35 applications set to be considered by its blue plaques committee.
Enoch Powell – Rivers of Blood Speech
Enoch was right.