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UNITED KINGDOM- United against the Blacks

 United against the Blacks Farrukh Dhondy THE new Race Relations Act of this Labour Government passed uneventfully through its last stages in the House of Commons. The numbing sensationalism of Enoch Powell's latest outburst on race was the only newsworthy item of the debate. Powell came out of the dark shadows of innuendo and abuse and delineated his political programme on race. The same evening speaking to a chamber of Commerce in a garden suburb, Powell went further. He defined his philosophy and the logic of his political platform. No good tinkering with welfare or fighting over he said. No hope for Britain, econo- pally or otherwise, until it rectified the aberrations it has suffered in its concepts of nationhood. Like other populist fascists before him. Powell allowed his political programme to flow from a mythological assertion about a sacrosanct idea of Britishness.

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