4 July 2020
I’ve always felt a bit sorry for David Starkey because his voice makes him sound so pompous and condescending, two of my pet hates, but I always thought that was my problem, not his. However, he’s now volunteered proof that he is a racist so I should never accept that any of his programmes are objective and unbiassed. He claimed on an online show that “Slavery was not genocide, otherwise there wouldn’t be so many damn blacks in Africa or in Britain would there? You know an awful lot of them survived.”
Next week, we can expect him to say that the holocaust wasn’t genocide because so many Jews, Roma and other targets of Nazi prejudice are still amongst us.