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London Taken Over

Once a proud nation, England has been inundated with foreigners since Enoch Powell’s 50 years ago political speech to warn people that immigration would lead to violence.  

Enoch Powell had long been known as a firebrand politician, unafraid to speak his mind and be provocative. A former classical scholar, few doubted his intellect, and his military service during World War II spoke to his bravery. Margaret Thatcher herself even dubbed him "the best parliamentarian I ever knew."

And yet, after one extremely controversial speech he gave in 1968, this British politician had any chance he had of a successful mainstream political career destroyed. In fact, throughout much of Britain his name became synonymous with racism and prejudice.

Now, almost 50 years later and with Europe in the grips of a new crisis which intertwines immigration, integration and violence, some in Britain are asking the question: What if Enoch Powell was right? (Read full report)

If you visit London today you will get a very different picture to say 40, 30, 20, or even 10 years ago. Whereas Brexit was to reduce 1000s of immigrants from Europe coming every day which wasn’t the main problem, the current issue is the influx of unalike cultures whereby values clash and mainstream new groups are infesting Western culture with their own ethics.

The video above is worth watching to get an idea of what is happening in today’s society. It doesn’t cover all the inhumaneness, but perhaps if you have an experienced native English teacher on hand, then you can ask him for his opinion and discuss.

Take care!

Prof. Carl Boniface

Interestingly enough, I was about to post the article and another video appeared on YouTube about London is falling:


Vocabulary builder:

Inundated (adj) = flooded, swamped, overwhelmed, besieged, drowned

Firebrand (n) = troublemaker, agitator, stirrer, revolutionary, hot head

Mainstream (adj) = normal, typical, conventional, ordinary, middle-of-the-road, (ant) unconventional

Inhumaneness (n) = inhumanity which means cruelty, cold-heartedness, mercilessness, viciousness, ruthlessness, cold-bloodedness, brutality, sadism, heartlessness, atrociousness, callousness

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