Thought for the Day

“Those who at the end of the twentieth century wish to keep alive that consciousness of being English, which seemed so effortless and uncontroversial to our forefathers, will discover that they are called upon, if they take their purpose seriously, to confront the most arrogant and imposing prejudices of their time.”

Enoch Powell

(Speech to The Royal Society of St George (23 April, 1988), from Simon Heffer, Like the Roman. The Life of Enoch Powell (Phoenix, 1999), p. 918-19.)


About Byrnsweord

I am an Englishman. Constantly striving for the truth and to conserve what is good about England. You can find my on flickr at my blog over at and my Twitter account at Byrnsweord is min nama.
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3 Responses to Thought for the Day

  1. Julius Whacket says:

    These are words worth meditating upon.

  2. Wyrdtimes says:

    He was a staunch unionist wasn’t he? Was he talking English – English? Or British – English?

    • Byrnsweord says:

      A staunch Unionist he was, but I think he always considered himself English above all else. His time as an Ulster Unionist MP was rooted in his strong Unionist beliefs, but it was ideologically confusing at best.

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