David Starkey

David Starkey Is At It Again

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK

Controversial historian David Starkey plumbed new depths on Question Time when he said that violence, not consent, should be the measure of rape. S...

David Starkey Says Princess Anne Looks Like A Horse

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 16.11.2013 | UK

David Starkey has once again found himself at the centre of controversy after he called Princess Anne a horse-like following her suggestion that dropp...

WATCH: It's The League Of Extraordinary Television Presenters!

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.01.2013 | UK Comedy

Thought every idea for a TV format had been done? Think again! Take a look at our trailer for The League Of Extraordinary Television Presenters,starri...

Starkey: Asian Grooming Gang Were 'Acting Within Cultural Norms'

Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

David Starkey has once again found himself at the centre of controversy after saying that group of Asian men jailed for the sexual exploitation of vul...

David Starkey: Salmond Is A 'Caledonian Hitler'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK Politics

Historian Dr David Starkey has compared Scottish first minister Alex Salmond to Nazi German leader Adolf Hitler. "If you think about it, Alex Salmo...

Summer of Unrest: Generation Vexed: What the English Riots Don't Tell Us About Our Nation's Youth

Michelle Holmes | Posted 10.03.2012 | Home
Michelle Holmes

The aftermath of the riots that spread across the UK in late summer was much more than just the burnt out buildings and houses, the emotional distress or the job losses - it was also the fingers of blame pointed and name calling by the media and politicians alike.

The Black English

Roifield Brown | Posted 13.02.2012 | UK
Roifield Brown

What does X factor, the SNP and this summer's riots have in common? It's that they force the English to look at themselves and to point to a new English identity that is not in any part British.

X Factor: Is Misha B Too Black to Win?

Cat Mcshane | Posted 31.01.2012 | UK Entertainment
Cat Mcshane

This weekend is the semi-final of the X-Factor, and while there's one contestant standing head and shoulders above the others, if I were a betting lady, I'd put money on Misha B being in the bottom two again. Britain, it seems, has a problem voting for the best act, and I'm calling it racist.

Riots Without a Cause?

Dave Clements | Posted 21.01.2012 | UK
Dave Clements

Despite what Ed Miliband thinks, August's riots were not the poor equivalent of what Cameron and Boris Johnson got up to at the Bullingdon Club. Cameron has struggled to live up to the Old Tory image.

Newsnight Presenter Emily Maitlis Likes David Starkey's Compliment

The Huffington Post UK | Stephen Hull | Posted 12.12.2011 | UK

It seems BBC Newsnight presenter Emily Maitlis has decided to rise above Dr David Starkey’s attempts to goad her into a reaction after “that” in...

Newsnight Is Cleared Over David Starkey's Race Remarks

The Guardian | Posted 04.12.2011 | UK

Ofcom will take no action against BBC2's Newsnight following an item on the summer riots in which the historian David Starkey claimed "the problem is ...

David Starkey: Europe Is A Problem That Has Solved Itself

The Huffington Post UK | Chris Wimpress | Posted 03.12.2011 | UK Politics

The historian Dr David Starkey has delivered a withering attack on current Tory strategy at the party's conference in Manchester. Speaking at a fring...

politics.co.uk: Historians Round On David Starkey

www.politics.co.uk | Posted 26.10.2011 | UK Politics

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David Starkey: The Monster We Made

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 24.10.2011 | UK Entertainment
Margaret Heffernan

The media fed the monster and it roared. That he should self-destruct was inevitable.

Addressing Race Relations in the UK After the Riots

Minna Salami | Posted 19.10.2011 | UK Politics
Minna Salami

On the second day of the UK riots I boarded a flight from Finland to London where I live. Before take off I went through tweets containing the #londonriots hash tag.

Starkey's Strangely Refreshing, Ill-conceived Rubbish

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 17.10.2011 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

There was something in Starkey's argument that does merit consideration. Underneath the rant about 'white becoming black', and 'black culture' being at blame - he was correct to point to a sub-culture in which glamourised violence and lack of respect for other people.

BBC Defends Newsnight, Despite 700 Complaints About David Starkey

Posted 16.10.2011 | UK Entertainment

PRESS ASSOCIATION -- The BBC has defended a Newsnight debate which prompted almost 700 complaints about historian David Starkey's "offensive" views. ...

Britain's Pomp and Snobbery has Become Ever More Apparent

Scott Hill | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Politics
Scott Hill

Let us not be fooled into thinking that this is a race related problem. It is not. Rather, it is a class issue that has persistently plagued the United Kingdom.

David Starkey Has Failed us as an Intellectual

Sam Parker | Posted 14.10.2011 | UK
Sam Parker

Beyond the obvious, there was something deeply troubling about David Starkey's appearance on Newsnight on Friday.

Should David Starkey Publicly Apologise For Newsnight Comments? (POLL)

Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 14.10.2011 | UK

David Starkey's controversial Newsnight appearance where he said white people had "become black" and that Enoch Powell was "right" has attracted more ...

'Whites Have Become Black' Says Starkey In Criticised Newsnight Appearance

BBC | BBC | Posted 13.10.2011 | UK

"Historian David Starkey has told BBC's Newsnight ''the whites have become black'' in a discussion on the England riots with author and broadcaster Dr...