All political lives, unless they are cut off in mid-stream at a happy juncture, end in failure, because that is the nature of politics and of human affairs.
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|Birth:||16th June, 1912|
|Death:||8th February, 1998|
|Profession:||Politician, Professor, Soldier|
Enoch Powell was born in Birmingham, UK. He was a British politician, professor, soldier, and poet. He served as a Conservative Member of Parliament, Ulster Unionist Party MP, and Minister of Health. He attained his highest prominence in 1968, when he made a controversial speech on immigration, now widely referred to as the Rivers of Blood speech. In response, he was dismissed from his position as Shadow Defence Secretary in the Shadow Cabinet of Edward Heath. In 1930, he went to Cambridge University to study at Trinity College. He graduated with a double starred first in Latin and Greek. His academic excellence secured him a professorship of Greek at Sydney University aged just 25. During the Second World War, he served in both staff and intelligence positions, reaching the rank of brigadier in his early thirties. He also wrote poetry, his first works being published in 1937.
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