Abuse allegations against former Wolverhampton MP Enoch Powell ‘absurd’

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The former MP who gave the address at Enoch Powell’s funeral has dismissed as ‘absurd’ allegations he was involved in ‘satanic’ sexual abuse.

Lord Cormack also criticised the Church of England for confirming in a public statement that it had passed the former MP for Wolverhampton South West’s name to the police.

Former South Staffordshire MP Lord Cormack was a friend of Powell’s and spoke at his funeral in 1998.

He said: “These allegations are worryingly absurd.

“Anybody who knew Enoch Powell knew there could be no more ridiculous an assertion.

“I find it extremely distressing that these claims are being given such currency.

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