Friday, 17 July 2009

Sarah Kennedy in hot water for praising Enoch Powell

Mandrake can disclose that the Radio 2 presenter was "spoken to" by executives at the corporation for praising the late Enoch Powell.

During her show on Wednesday, Kennedy described Powell, who was sacked from the shadow cabinet by Ted Heath in 1968 for his "Rivers of Blood" speech about the dangers of mass immigration, as "the best prime minister this country never had".

A spokesman for the BBC informs me that it has received 25 complaints. "It was inappropriate for Sarah to offer an off-the-cuff political opinion and we have spoken to her and made that clear," he said.

This is the second time in two years that Kennedy, 59, has been "spoken to". Read more
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