Nigel Farage accused of sucking up to Enoch Powell

Previously unseen letters between Nigel Farage and Enoch Powell reveal the UKIP leader was seeking political support from the ‘rivers of blood’ politician

by the commentator on 13 December 2014 11:38

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UKIP leader Nigel Farage begged for the support of Enoch Powell, the controversial former Conservative MP famed for his ‘rivers of blood speech’ on immigration. In private correspondence from over two decades ago, obtained by the Daily Telegraph, Farage was unsuccessful in his efforts, but Powell did go on to endorse three other UKIP candidates.

Yesterday, UKIP’s founder Alan Sked gave an exclusive interview to The Commentator, where he claimed that Nigel Farage was “intellectually bankrupt”. Sked also added that UKIP was now motivated by prejudices against foreigners, gays, and Muslims

The news comes following an explosive BBC Question Time debate where ‘comedian’ and left-wing political campaigner Russell Brand described Nigel Farage as a "pound shop Enoch Powell".

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