“What has happened is that a substantial section of the chavs that you wrote about have become black… The whites have become black.
“Listen to David Lammy, an archetypal successful black man. If you turn the screen off so that you are listening to him on radio you would think he was white.”
The historian’s also a patron of anti-Greenwich Park Olympics pressure group NOGOE – although hasn’t exactly been a visible supporter of their cause. I expect they’re quite relieved about that today.
After he expressed views which many will find deeply offensive, should we be making David Starkey welcome in our borough next summer?
(Thanks to Transpontine for the reminder about Starkey and the museum.)