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EU referendum: a Yes won’t settle it—look at Enoch Powell

An interview with one of last century's most prominent anti-European campaigners has lessons for today's battle

By Peter Kellner  

Enoch Powell was a prominent campaigner against Britain's membership of the European Community in the 1975 referendum. © PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images

Many years ago, one of my mentors at the Sunday Times warned me against “PSJ”. It stands for public service journalism—the things we ought to know, rather than the things we want to read.

This week I have defied his strictures. This blog is pure PSJ. I have transcribed an exchange broadcast a few…

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