Son of a cleaner and a washing machine factory foreman from Kendal (not that there is anything wrong with that in itself), Dr. David Starkey CBE is, without any good reason at all, undoubtedly one of the most inappropriately pompous prats in Britain.
A bit of a know-all by all accounts and most definitely a xenophobe, Starkey described the former Attorney General Dominic Grieve as a “lying and deceiving shit” in September and in August 2011 strangely referred to “chavs” as having “become black” and “whites” having “become black.”
This morning, speaking to The Telegraph’s Christopher Chope on the ‘Chopper’s Election Podcast’ show, swivel-eyed Starkey showed yet another truly awful side to his character by suggesting wearing a poppy to remember the service of our military to be a “crazy religious ritual.” He went further and aside from condemning “poppy fascism,” complained about “putting little teddy bears on war memorials” as “abstracted from reality.” Soldiers, Starkey, ranted “enjoy killing” and supporting them is “deranged” he declared.
Elsewhere in the interview, Starkey termed the “aggressive” Supreme Court “trash” and “above [its] station” and “very poor quality” backbench MPs as “stooges.” He irrelevantly blabbered on about Gilbert and Sullivan and lauded the idea of a directly elected Prime Minister. Liberal Democrats, he suggested, have an “odour” about them and the Labour front bench are “indescribable.” Brexit, he ended, will “define us as English.”
The only sensible remark from Starkey during the 27:38 minute exchange was to analyse the “empty vacuum of awfulness” that was Theresa May as “like ice cold water poured over enthusiasm.” Beyond that, we’d rather this bitter bore just shut up.