Rivers of Blood

Forty years after Enoch Powell’s infamous speech predicting that mass immigration would lead to violence on our streets, filmmaker Denys Blakeway explores the impact of the maverick Conservative MP’s words and legacy.

Powell was a member of Edward Heath’s Shadow Cabinet when he made the Rivers of Blood speech in 1968, so-called because he quoted the Roman poet Virgil’s prophesy: I see the Tiber foaming with much blood. He was immediately sacked, but not before sparking furious debate, with his words dividing the nation.

This film examines Powell’s speech in unprecedented detail, discovering how his core argument was ignored in favor of his incendiary language. It questions what led him to speak out in the first place and traces the speech’s effect on immigration policy in Britain.

 

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  • Jackmeoff

    What a knobber this guy was. If you spread your empire to usurp other nation’s resources, then naturally their people will follow the money trail back to it’s thief. Where else can they go if England takes their wealth? Their homeland has been decimated by money grabbing scum. The same problem exists in America with it’s Mexican, and African, and South American immigrants……HELL……every nation it exploits brings the immigrants. You reap what you sow. This guy needs an education.

    • Roger

      See the red rat poking its nose out of its Marxist echo chamber and squeaking its ossified BS.

      The Brits aren’t the most likable folk, but colonialism was a net plus for South Asians, and they’re still beating a path to the Isles. There’s some real parasitism for you.

      Most non-Euros did precious little with the resources with which they were blessed. The Africans did virtually nothing. It took the Evil White Guy to make things happen. It still does. Such is reality.

      • Soyelque

        First Colonialism is never a plus,second all the Great white guy has done is take us  near to extintion with the Adam smith wealth of the nations mentality that still exist today,if we keep on this path there will be not much left for your grandchildren to enjoy..

        • Roger

          World (minus) white man (equals) Dark Age. So sayeth the bitch/cunt known as reality.

          Euros had to blast their way into Africa the first time. Now, most of the natives would gladly hand it to them for free, just to be rid of the tyranny of their own kind.

        • Roger

          World (minus) white man (equals) Dark Age. So sayeth the bitch/cunt known as reality.

          Euros had to blast their way into Africa the first time. Now, most of the natives would gladly hand it to them for free, just to be rid of the tyranny of their own kind.

          • Andy Bailey

            Roger please learn you history, before C16 Europe was one of the least advanced areas of the world and the dark age is a simply a European event.
            It makes me sad that racism of Powell and the racism of the sixties is still prominent especially in the likes of the BNP and the EDL. Brixton and substituent unrested were due to a small segregated community leading to Britons fearing though who were excluded from there community. However these are a small minority. Racism is bread through ignorance and devides socity. However it is small when 800 EDL members marched on Leicester in 2010 due to its large ethnic community a crowd of 5000 marched against them and the following day the entire held a celebration of its diversity. A great deal of Britain’s wealth today is owed to those who immigrated to the country over the last 60 years not to mention that the British people consist of 2500 years of Immigration, Romans, Saxons, Celts, Africans, Galls, Asian etc make up the British people.

            Take away immigration and you take away what it is meant to be British

          • Anonymous

            Left Wing Brainwashed twat ! Of course everybody in the world is entitled to a home land.But if your white and British and especially English.You suddenly dont exist because you never existed.Ignorant twat.

          • Andy Bailey

            you miss under me, I am proud to be English and even more so with the history behind what it means. If you reject that history you are rejecting how we came to be great and the values that make the United Kingdom great. Is it ingenious and amazing to see how our culture has taken parts from every over and created something totally unike  

          • Andy Bailey

            bob

          • Jackmeoff

            Andy, can you believe the ignorance on this thread? You clearly made your case and I’m sure that it was a proper education that helped you…..something that Roger, Craig, and EM desperately need.
            I laugh at how they and their ilk throw out the “Lefty, Liberal, P.C.” Fox News speak every time you make a point based in fact and not in fear. I can imagine they must be privileged douchebags that have never seen, or felt true suffering at the hands of greedy empire building scum like the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, the JP Morgans, and the rest of the “can’t get enough” ego twisted crowd. I suggest that they dial 1-800-eat-a-dick. Order the biggest cock on the menu, and choke on it.

          • Andy Bailey

            bob

          • Corny Ass White Boy

            Yeah I agree with Andy.  Hating yourself and your heritage is completely normal.  Most people in the world feel this way.  It’s almost like you’re suggesting that one must be brainwashed in order to loathe their own people.  That’s ridiculous.  I’m proud to be American, the way Andy is proud to be British, and that is why we are so eager to see the extinction of our culture.  What part of that are you not getting?

          • Corny Ass White Boy

            Yeah I agree with Andy.  Hating yourself and your heritage is completely normal.  Most people in the world feel this way.  It’s almost like you’re suggesting that one must be brainwashed in order to loathe their own people.  That’s ridiculous.  I’m proud to be American, the way Andy is proud to be British, and that is why we are so eager to see the extinction of our culture.  What part of that are you not getting?

      • Daypaterson

        what a complete cunt you are.

      • Daypaterson

        what a complete cunt you are.

    • Craig-shaz

      america is a nation of immigrants jackoff and the british empire laid the seeds or the modern world.india is a case in point its leaders were all educated here.what enoch seen was that not all who come will want to live in a cecular multicultural liberal way but bring with them old and in some cases inhumain practices such as stoning for adultery.the fact is to many wett lefties pander to every stupid p.c idea dont sing happy christmass you might upset the minorites.

      • Jackmeoff

        No shit……America is case in point of empire building….stolen land, genocide, and built for free by slaves. Patriotic? To that? Wake the fuck up.

    • Anonymous

      This guy HAD an education for sure. The same education that all Elite’s enjoy; an education for the privileged few as to how they are fully entitled to such privilege through the deception of the many. The same elites profiteering from piracy abroad, always allow those impoverished to set up a life of virtual slavery in the land of origin which seems like paradise compared with what was left over. Thus, the whole cycle of collapse is engineered by the same hands. You are hopelessly naive to think that these immigrants could enter any country without the help of those who took their homeland away in the first place. We are all from a long line of displaced people. The reasons for such displacement were generally wars (planned by elites) or famine (as a result).  A different take on the saying, ‘There’s NO place like home’.

    • Anonymous

      This guy HAD an education for sure. The same education that all Elite’s enjoy; an education for the privileged few as to how they are fully entitled to such privilege through the deception of the many. The same elites profiteering from piracy abroad, always allow those impoverished to set up a life of virtual slavery in the land of origin which seems like paradise compared with what was left over. Thus, the whole cycle of collapse is engineered by the same hands. You are hopelessly naive to think that these immigrants could enter any country without the help of those who took their homeland away in the first place. We are all from a long line of displaced people. The reasons for such displacement were generally wars (planned by elites) or famine (as a result).  A different take on the saying, ‘There’s NO place like home’.

  • Jackmeoff

    What a knobber this guy was. If you spread your empire to usurp other nation’s resources, then naturally their people will follow the money trail back to it’s thief. Where else can they go if England takes their wealth? Their homeland has been decimated by money grabbing scum. The same problem exists in America with it’s Mexican, and African, and South American immigrants……HELL……every nation it exploits brings the immigrants. You reap what you sow. This guy needs an education.

  • Sambo

     I like how they used a clockwork orange’s score in this…

  • Sambo

     I like how they used a clockwork orange’s score in this…

  • Sambo

     I like how they used a clockwork orange’s score in this…

  • Gfg

    Wanting to stay British Imagine that!! How hateful! What a evil/nazi……. pffffft……..

    This man spoke the truth take a look around in England today and tell me otherise.

    • Wolfram

      Don’t stop at England. The condition of most of the Western world shows that he was right.

    • Wolfram

      Don’t stop at England. The condition of most of the Western world shows that he was right.

    • Wolfram

      Don’t stop at England. The condition of most of the Western world shows that he was right.

  • Annecares

    Leaders are now saying multi-culturalism is a failure.  this man was before his time. It is not racist in my opinion. I just believe there is a need for nations and national patriotism.  People need to be part of something.  this concept of ‘one world’ is just not going to work.  there is no way a single person can feel patriotic to that concept when so many cultures and histories that are alien to them exist.

  • Annecares

    Leaders are now saying multi-culturalism is a failure.  this man was before his time. It is not racist in my opinion. I just believe there is a need for nations and national patriotism.  People need to be part of something.  this concept of ‘one world’ is just not going to work.  there is no way a single person can feel patriotic to that concept when so many cultures and histories that are alien to them exist.

  • Shane

    The real joke here, which most of your probably wouldn’t be able to detect in it’s subtlety (with respect) is that this man is undoubtedly South African. I am certain. His accent is the most obvious clue but his views are exactly what I lived through in South Africa.

    haven’t done the research but I stake my hat I’m right

    • Guest

      The Powells were of Welsh descent do some research and stop assuming you know everything.

    • Guest

      The Powells were of Welsh descent do some research and stop assuming you know everything.

  • Shane

    it turns out I’m wrong FYI :)

  • Shane

    it turns out I’m wrong FYI :)

  • Anonymous

    Powell was inside-track (they’re all deeply racist against whites as well as any other manifestation of humanity) and was relating what that inside track had planned for. He was also, of course, a politician and by making this speech, he intentionally lit the match enabling ultra liberal policies in favour of ‘ethnic minorities’ and ‘multiculturism’ (there’s that ISM again) to the inevitable end result today whereby blacks have more ‘rights’ than whites, as predicted. A banal example of this is the fact that whites can be called every abusive name under the sun with the prefix ‘white’ whereas any hint of colour reference in verbal abuse of blacks or asians, is immediately branded racist with laws to punish attached. It was always the elite tactic to divide and rule, with this so-called invented ‘racism’ a powerfully effective tool. If one looks into the ultimate racist’ literature (Talmud,Protocols,Albert Pike/KKK and candid interviews/books) they have the same origin. Those who penned the bible(s) were those who were inherently supremist with the narcisstic delusion that they had the ‘right to rule’ and the most effective means of subjugating the biggest threat (white people) was to have them placed on the lowest rungs of the ladder legalistically. Positive discrimation was supported as a means of assauging a false guilt arising from a false account of history; the whites were and are as much slaves and the blacks to the same powers that be.

    As usual, Powell is portrayed as a ‘lone nutter’ rather than playing his role in the unfolding drama either by design or default. OMG I’d have rather had Powell in power any day than that pedo-sicko satanist, Heath who committed high treason by handing this country over to a foreign power: The EU. Without any consultation. Same as with immigration which was never justified. Neither was it officially sanctioned but somehow crept in in increasing numbers. Just look at the poverty of the white British when blacks were introduced. It’s not the fault of the immigrants, of course for coming or going anywhere but it is evil to encourage and support black racism and preferences over whites. Loud, brash, offensive, ignorant and deeply racist, it is a shocking betrayal of white’s striving for black equality and integration to be treated like trash. Baroness Young, eh? Now what exactly is this black sister doing with such an elitist title? And we have a black psychologist as well.

    Multiculturalism is a big red herring. Sure, people should continue with their cultural heritage providing it does not clash with the dominant indigenous populace. What’s really chilling are the plethora of ‘special interests’ groups support by The Guv’ which teaches that slavery was from the white British (those with white skin) when the truth is that whites were slaving away in rat infested dwellings, dying in holds of ships to the new colonies as much slaves as blacks ever were. Most people don’t have a problem with the idea of living among many; it’s the reality that proven a problem. As for pickeninny’s or whatever, the term ‘pickney’ is the definitive Jamaican term for children and they use it all the time; yes, it’s degrading, but they do so. Same as the ‘N’ word. 

    Immigration has ALWAYS brought the host nation to collapse over time. Every indigenous population when facing invasion by foreigners feels the exact same truth as Powell was expressing. Powell spoke the truth and Heath was an abomination. The working class would always support a Powell; it’s their jobs and children’s lives at stake. Not to mention free speech. Roy Hattersley is a prig Heseltine is a crook (both racists no doubt) and they make Powell stand out like a working-class people’s hero and maybe he was! Just as Heath sold Britain out on Europe, so he silenced him at the height of popular support. The liberal left Jew factions mobilised through students and youth culture backlash. Bloody Tony Benn; Fabian Socialist magician.

    During the riots, local businesses and private property were looted and torched; yet the liberals said that inner city decay and lack of opportunity accounted for these acts of senseless barbarism against their own communities. Thow loads of money at the disadvantaged (only if they’re black) and we have seen a steady stream of corruption and racist indoctrination from these initiatives. It’s rubbish to claim that immigration has benefitted any indigenous race, anywhere at any time. This country is surely no exception.

    The slogan of Brotherhood only applies to those who are in and of The Brotherhood; the Masons and you can’t talk of the higher level Masonic Order without talking of The Jews. And who is behind liberalISM? And who engineered, ran the shipping lines and profitted from black and white slavery
     And who, still do? And who engineered 7/7? It’s almost funny that the lie of ‘four British Muslims’ were responsible for 7/7 still being broadcast after the the trial of Hill and his 7/7 The Ripple Effect. Such broadcasts should carry a disclaimer; these men were set up and murdered.

    Powell was an individual who stood up to his convictions and had the support of all those on the receiving end of immigration policies. There were few individuals of character in Powell’s day and there are none, now.  20 years ago, I could not have imagined that the racial tensions that were part of daily American life could possibly emerge in this country. Today, I see it differently. There is a deep seated and unjustifiable hatred of whites by those indoctrinated ‘special interest’ morons who only get away with abuse because of equally indoctrinate whites who feel they must be guilty of black slavery somehow and are encouraged to overcompensate. It’s total BS.

  • Anonymous

    Powell was inside-track (they’re all deeply racist against whites as well as any other manifestation of humanity) and was relating what that inside track had planned for. He was also, of course, a politician and by making this speech, he intentionally lit the match enabling ultra liberal policies in favour of ‘ethnic minorities’ and ‘multiculturism’ (there’s that ISM again) to the inevitable end result today whereby blacks have more ‘rights’ than whites, as predicted. A banal example of this is the fact that whites can be called every abusive name under the sun with the prefix ‘white’ whereas any hint of colour reference in verbal abuse of blacks or asians, is immediately branded racist with laws to punish attached. It was always the elite tactic to divide and rule, with this so-called invented ‘racism’ a powerfully effective tool. If one looks into the ultimate racist’ literature (Talmud,Protocols,Albert Pike/KKK and candid interviews/books) they have the same origin. Those who penned the bible(s) were those who were inherently supremist with the narcisstic delusion that they had the ‘right to rule’ and the most effective means of subjugating the biggest threat (white people) was to have them placed on the lowest rungs of the ladder legalistically. Positive discrimation was supported as a means of assauging a false guilt arising from a false account of history; the whites were and are as much slaves and the blacks to the same powers that be.

    As usual, Powell is portrayed as a ‘lone nutter’ rather than playing his role in the unfolding drama either by design or default. OMG I’d have rather had Powell in power any day than that pedo-sicko satanist, Heath who committed high treason by handing this country over to a foreign power: The EU. Without any consultation. Same as with immigration which was never justified. Neither was it officially sanctioned but somehow crept in in increasing numbers. Just look at the poverty of the white British when blacks were introduced. It’s not the fault of the immigrants, of course for coming or going anywhere but it is evil to encourage and support black racism and preferences over whites. Loud, brash, offensive, ignorant and deeply racist, it is a shocking betrayal of white’s striving for black equality and integration to be treated like trash. Baroness Young, eh? Now what exactly is this black sister doing with such an elitist title? And we have a black psychologist as well.

    Multiculturalism is a big red herring. Sure, people should continue with their cultural heritage providing it does not clash with the dominant indigenous populace. What’s really chilling are the plethora of ‘special interests’ groups support by The Guv’ which teaches that slavery was from the white British (those with white skin) when the truth is that whites were slaving away in rat infested dwellings, dying in holds of ships to the new colonies as much slaves as blacks ever were. Most people don’t have a problem with the idea of living among many; it’s the reality that proven a problem. As for pickeninny’s or whatever, the term ‘pickney’ is the definitive Jamaican term for children and they use it all the time; yes, it’s degrading, but they do so. Same as the ‘N’ word. 

    Immigration has ALWAYS brought the host nation to collapse over time. Every indigenous population when facing invasion by foreigners feels the exact same truth as Powell was expressing. Powell spoke the truth and Heath was an abomination. The working class would always support a Powell; it’s their jobs and children’s lives at stake. Not to mention free speech. Roy Hattersley is a prig Heseltine is a crook (both racists no doubt) and they make Powell stand out like a working-class people’s hero and maybe he was! Just as Heath sold Britain out on Europe, so he silenced him at the height of popular support. The liberal left Jew factions mobilised through students and youth culture backlash. Bloody Tony Benn; Fabian Socialist magician.

    During the riots, local businesses and private property were looted and torched; yet the liberals said that inner city decay and lack of opportunity accounted for these acts of senseless barbarism against their own communities. Thow loads of money at the disadvantaged (only if they’re black) and we have seen a steady stream of corruption and racist indoctrination from these initiatives. It’s rubbish to claim that immigration has benefitted any indigenous race, anywhere at any time. This country is surely no exception.

    The slogan of Brotherhood only applies to those who are in and of The Brotherhood; the Masons and you can’t talk of the higher level Masonic Order without talking of The Jews. And who is behind liberalISM? And who engineered, ran the shipping lines and profitted from black and white slavery
     And who, still do? And who engineered 7/7? It’s almost funny that the lie of ‘four British Muslims’ were responsible for 7/7 still being broadcast after the the trial of Hill and his 7/7 The Ripple Effect. Such broadcasts should carry a disclaimer; these men were set up and murdered.

    Powell was an individual who stood up to his convictions and had the support of all those on the receiving end of immigration policies. There were few individuals of character in Powell’s day and there are none, now.  20 years ago, I could not have imagined that the racial tensions that were part of daily American life could possibly emerge in this country. Today, I see it differently. There is a deep seated and unjustifiable hatred of whites by those indoctrinated ‘special interest’ morons who only get away with abuse because of equally indoctrinate whites who feel they must be guilty of black slavery somehow and are encouraged to overcompensate. It’s total BS.

  • Timbertea

    Enoch Powell was right, of course. Its still not too late for Britain to turn black the tide, and to walk a direction away from the madness of multiculturalism, but they have to act within the next 10-12 years before they reach the tipping point. They also have to get rid of much of the subsidies for minorities having children supported at tax payer expense. 

    The United States reached the tipping point where its no longer possible to fix without blood shed. Even if we closed our borders to non-white immigration, even if we did away with the trillions (yes, I said trillions) of dollars of minority subsidy, and set-asides – our demographics have shifted to the point where whites will fail to be a majority in their own county before 2050. The idea that we could integrate these people to have common values is largely a pipe dream. Not only is there a lack of will to do it, it most often doesn’t work. Even the idea of fracturing our nation into multiple countries will not solve the issue; the concentration of minorities is in, and around our major cities. The major cities are already lost, and many of them look as effectively destroyed as they would be by an active war.

    I take no comfort in watching the majority of white nations walk down this path to self-destruction. If you stay cowed, and don’t act now — the British future will look like Baltimore, Detroit, LA, and Gary, IN.  Your country will be ruined with debt, your education system will break down to where none of your children get a quality education, and Whites will eventually face what they did in Zimbabwe.  Its just a matter of time.

  • Timbertea

    Enoch Powell was right, of course. Its still not too late for Britain to turn black the tide, and to walk a direction away from the madness of multiculturalism, but they have to act within the next 10-12 years before they reach the tipping point. They also have to get rid of much of the subsidies for minorities having children supported at tax payer expense. 

    The United States reached the tipping point where its no longer possible to fix without blood shed. Even if we closed our borders to non-white immigration, even if we did away with the trillions (yes, I said trillions) of dollars of minority subsidy, and set-asides – our demographics have shifted to the point where whites will fail to be a majority in their own county before 2050. The idea that we could integrate these people to have common values is largely a pipe dream. Not only is there a lack of will to do it, it most often doesn’t work. Even the idea of fracturing our nation into multiple countries will not solve the issue; the concentration of minorities is in, and around our major cities. The major cities are already lost, and many of them look as effectively destroyed as they would be by an active war.

    I take no comfort in watching the majority of white nations walk down this path to self-destruction. If you stay cowed, and don’t act now — the British future will look like Baltimore, Detroit, LA, and Gary, IN.  Your country will be ruined with debt, your education system will break down to where none of your children get a quality education, and Whites will eventually face what they did in Zimbabwe.  Its just a matter of time.

  • bobby sands

    enoch powell and nick griffin plus steven lennon would all get along just fine the three amigo’s

  • Nashin

    Probably the video is removed from YouTube. Please check this …

  • Jutta Gyllichsen

    Hitler told the truth before him but british waged war.