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  1. The quotation, as Professor Hall should reveal, was the subject of two articles in Vergilius by Professor Herbert Huxley (1998) and Professor Robert Todd (1999). Powell was a very complicated figure, which is not in any way to defend his speech. He condemned British treatment of Kenyans confined in the Hola Camp, attacked the monopoly of drug firms supplying the NHS, opposed hanging and supported homosexual law reform. He was the first MP to argue for a minimum income for the old and unemployed, and supported free education for all university students. Professor Hall might also have considered the quality of his edition of Thucydides.

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