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Let’s talk about culture, Mr Starkey

September 6, 2012


In the heated and polarised debates that gripped Britain in the aftermath of the riots of August 2011, one statement stood out as particularly intriguing. Historian David Starkey, arguing of the need for “plain speaking” at such times of crisis, declared on the BBC’s flagship current affairs programme, Newsnight, that “the whites have become black”. […]