|01||01||20030825||Police officers who were on duty in Notting Hill during one of the most infamous race riots in British history bear witness to a very deep level of racism which went completely unchecked at the time.|
What caused those weeks of violence and how did the authorities cope? Initially, not very well.
Six months after the riots Kelso Cochrane, a young West Indian, was stabbed to death and his murderers never found.
|01||02 LAST||20030901||Enoch Powell's infamous 'rivers of blood' speech brought dockers and meat workers out on strike in his support.|
The government, though aghast in public, in private began to make plans to limit immigration.
And in so doing, they inadvertently laid the foundations of Britain's race relations policy today.