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David Starkey and Laurie Penny debate what it is to be disgrace to the Left and Right

WHEN historian David Starkey, pursuivant courtier and educator in Queenie Elizabethans, met writer Laurie Pennie at the Sunday Times Festival of Education at Wellington college in Berkshire, something happened. The elite had a row.

Penny called Starkey a “racist”, a “troll” and a “bigot”. (We’ve been here before.)

Starkey opined that the nine Asian paedophiles in Rochdale who raped and sexually primed white girls exhibited behaviour “entrenched in the foothills of the Punjab or wherever it is”. The men needed to be “inculcated in the British ways of doing things”.

Ah, those Victoria values that says raped children should be seen and not heard.  The most prolific Rochdale rapist is Shabir Ahmed, 59, (pictured) who was convicted of 30 more rapes in a separate trial. Judge Mushtaq Khokhar adjourned sentencing until August 2 for reports.

You wonder how many more victims are out there – or at home, sat in the quiet?

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Posted: 25th, June 2012 | In: Reviews | Comment