Rivers of Blood broadcast to contain closing line ‘But don’t listen to me, I’m mental’
A NEW broadcast of Enoch Powell’s infamous ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech will include his conclusion that everyone should probably ignore him, because he is barking mad.
With Radio 4 planning to broadcast Powell’s notoriously racist speech in full tonight, a previously undiscovered new ending reveals everyone should probably have ignored him in the first place.
Presenter Amol Rajan said: “It’s funny to think we’ve been taking Enoch seriously all these years because at the end he clearly says, ‘Having said all that, I am pretty mental.’
“He goes on to say, ‘I mean, this race war thing might not happen. I could be entirely wrong, because I am a very strange man. I often think pigeons are spying on me, but that’s another matter.’
“It’s lucky we discovered the ending of the speech, because otherwise transmitting it might look like a pathetic attempt to get publicity.”
Following the broadcast, the speech will be released as a limited edition 10-inch record made from ‘Crimson Tiber’-coloured vinyl for Record Store Day.