When Enoch Powell died Tony Blair led the tributes:
“He was one of the great figures of 20th-century British politics, gifted with a brilliant mind.”
February 9, 1998
Now what was it Mandelson was saying?
Via Mark Reckons
UPDATE : Here is what Hannan wrote for the Telegraph in 2007 on the subject of how “any reference to Enoch Powell provokes huge controversy“
For what it’s worth, I think Enoch Powell was wrong on immigration. The civil unrest that he forecast, and that many feared in 1968, didn’t materialise. Britain assimilated a large population with an ease that few countries have matched. Being an immigrant myself, I have particular cause to be grateful for Britain’s understated cosmopolitanism.