1948 British Nationality Act Confirms unrestricted right of entry into Britain for All Commonwealth citizens
the first west indies arrival in england
Riots between white and west Indian youths occur In Nottingham Hill
Commonwealth Immigration Act Is the first of several legislative attempts to restrict imigration
Race Relations Act ushers in a series of laws targeting racial discrimination
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 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'.