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The Failure of Imperialism: Joseph Chamberlain and Enoch Powell

Iain McLean

in Rational Choice and British Politics: An Analysis of Rhetoric and Manipulation from Peel to Blair

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295297
eISBN:
9780191599873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295294.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

A case study of the two politicians who came closest to constructing a winning majority for (the white) race and the British Empire: Chamberlain and Powell. Analyses Chamberlain's success over Home ... More


The European Union and Other Supranational Entanglements

Iain McLean

in What's Wrong with the British Constitution?

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199546954
eISBN:
9780191720031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546954.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, UK Politics

EU membership and parliamentary sovereignty. The Schuman Plan and supranationalism. The United Kingdom's early attempts to join. The 1972 debates. The 1975 referendum. The Single European Act and its ... More


Unionism in Britain since 1961: Elite Attitudes

Iain Mclean and Alistair McMillan

in State of the Union

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199258208
eISBN:
9780191603334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199258201.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses the evolution of elite attitudes in all parties. On the Unionist side, some of the earlier props of Unionism fell away (interests of local economic elites; the Empire; ... More


Prologue: Reveries of race, April 1968

Bill Schwarz

in Memories of Empire, Volume I: The White Man's World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199296910
eISBN:
9780191730887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296910.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This short Prologue reconstructs the responses to Enoch Powell's Rivers of Blood speech of April 1968, looking at the press, at some of the letters to Powell, and at the popular demonstrations of the ... More


Churchill, Powell and the Conservative ‘Brexiteers’: The Political Legacies of the Anglosphere

Michael Kenny and Nick Pearce

in The Anglosphere: Continuity, Dissonance and Location

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780197266618
eISBN:
9780191896064
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266618.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter advances the case for a more ‘political’ reading of the Anglosphere discourse than is typically offered by its advocates, or by its academic commentators and critics. The authors stress ... More


Conservatism, the State, and Civil Society in the Twentieth Century

E. H. H. GREEN

in Ideologies of Conservatism: Conservative Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198205937
eISBN:
9780191717116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205937.003.0010
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter discusses Conservative ideas on the role of the State in relation to economic and social policy over the course of the 20th century, and offers a new interpretation of the nature of the ... More


The Treasury Resignations of 1958: A Reconsideration

E. H. H. GREEN

in Ideologies of Conservatism: Conservative Political Ideas in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198205937
eISBN:
9780191717116
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205937.003.0008
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter offers a new interpretation of the resignation of the Conservative Treasury team of Peter Thorneycroft, Nigel Birch, and Enoch Powell in January 1958, and suggests that this episode, ... More


Edward Heath: a rightwards turn and the coalescence of the extreme right, 1964–70

Mark Pitchford

in The Conservative Party and the extreme right 1945–75

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083631
eISBN:
9781781702864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083631.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter explores the Conservative Party's relationship with the extreme right after it returned to opposition in 1964, and discusses how the Conservative Party responded to the challenge ... More


Introduction: ‘The Thing’

Bill Schwarz

in Memories of Empire, Volume I: The White Man's World

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199296910
eISBN:
9780191730887
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296910.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This introduction presents the main themes of Powellism, racial whiteness, and the end of the British empire. It discusses the contemporary historiography of empire. And it provides a synopsis of The ... More


Chinese Britishness

Mark Hampton

in Hong Kong and British Culture, 1945-97

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099236
eISBN:
9781526104373
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099236.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter argues that the Government generally showed little interest in turning Hong Kong people into Britons, and there is little evidence that many Chinese ever identified subjectively as ... More


The oratory of Enoch Powell

Philip Norton

in Conservative Orators from Baldwin to Cameron

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097249
eISBN:
9781781708361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097249.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Although he never held high office, Enoch Powell was without a doubt one of Britain’s most commanding and memorable orators, who would exert considerable influence on national political debate ... More


Memories of Empire, Volume I: The White Man's World

Bill Schwarz

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199296910
eISBN:
9780191730887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199296910.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This book explores various ideas of the white man as they evolved during the time of the British empire, from the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century, looking particularly at the transactions ... More


Cameras Not Handbags: The Essential Accessory

Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes and Heather Norris Nicholson

in British Women Amateur Filmmakers: National Memories and Global Identities

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420730
eISBN:
9781474453530
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420730.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores women's impulse to film as a response to modernity. Some women made films entirely independently, without links to clubs, literature or other filmmakers. Self-reliant and ... More


The oratory of Keith Joseph

Mark Garnett

in Conservative Orators from Baldwin to Cameron

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719097249
eISBN:
9781781708361
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719097249.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Sir Keith Joseph was not a conventional Conservative orator. Whilst it is common for a political actor to develop their communication skills in the Commons, media and conference, Joseph became an ... More


Good Result or Bad Deal?: The Price of Entry, 1970–1973

Stephen Wall

in Reluctant European: Britain and the European Union from 1945 to Brexit

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198840671
eISBN:
9780191876318
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840671.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, UK Politics

Poised to begin negotiations for EEC accession, Prime Minister Wilson called a snap general election and lost to Edward Heath’s Conservative Party. Heath was a life-long pro-European but there were ... More


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