Sunday, 27 July 2014
Further thoughts on Enoch Powell
There is so much that is contradictory about Powell. Since his death, he has widely been reported as homosexual, but there seems no firm evidence of a physical same-sex relationship. In spite of a conservative background, his logical mind led him to reject both religion and capital punishment. He encouraged and benefited from a racist political campaign, yet was not himself a racist, as his respect for the culture of India (the result of a war-time army posting) and his protest at the Hola massacre showed.