I read with some amusement that the Conservative party still struggles to appeal to voters from ethnic minorities because of the damage done to its image by Enoch Powell, or so a leading Tory minister has alleged.
Treasury minister Sajid Javid said that four decades after Powell railed against immigration – most famously in his Rivers of Blood speech – the Tories have been unable to connect with migrants who share the party’s traditional values of hard work. The 43-year-old son of a bus driver called on David Cameron to give a major speech on the Tory approach to race relations and multiculturalism.
Just a few points. I WISH the modern Conservative Party WAS seen in the way Javid alleges. They are not. They are seen as a faint echo of that great man, Powell, and THAT is why they cannot win a majority of the votes they require. In case Javid missed the memo, MILLIONS of British people are appalled at the unfettered immigration that has defaced our Nation.