Backroom: Noonan is exception to the rule amid warring colleagues

Noonan is the only member of government who is generally respected and viewed as having a clear sense of what he's at.

17th March, 2013

Enoch Powell is a name from British political history which few people remember for anything other than a justifiably infamous speech on immigration in the 1960s. The streets of Britain would, he predicted, see "rivers of blood" if immigration were allowed to continue.

What people should know about Powell is that he was a lot more than a street corner speaker railing against multiculturalism and the dilution of English values. He was also, at one...

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