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Is Rishi Sunak really Enoch Powell in disguise?


It may seem like a bizarre question but it’s the one that is obsessing much of the left: is Rishi Sunak simply Enoch Powell in a better suit? Stephen Flynn, the SNP’s Westminster leader, made the comparison in parliament last week when he asked the Prime Minister ‘from whom are his Government taking inspiration, Nigel Farage or Enoch Powell?’

And today, the New European, the embodiment of full-fat Remaniac orthodoxy, has produced a front page of the former Wolverhampton MP behind Sunak’s No.

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