Alina Paulina Vicol

Events

British National Act

1948

1948 British Nationality Act Confirms unrestricted right of entry into Britain for All Commonwealth citizens

Wind rush

1948

the first west indies arrival in england

Riots

1958

Riots between white and west Indian youths occur In Nottingham Hill

Commonwealth Immigration Act

1962

Commonwealth Immigration Act Is the first of several legislative attempts to restrict imigration

Race Relation Act

1965

Race Relations Act ushers in a series of laws targeting racial discrimination

Enoch Powell

1968

Enoch Powell is sacked from the Conservative shadow cabinet after predicting racial violence in Britain if repatriation of immigrants is not implemented and non-whites rally against the host population

Margaret Thatcher

1979

Margaret Thatcher is elected as prime minister. In a 1978 interview, she had sympathised with those who fearing that 'this country might be rather swamped by people of a different culture'.