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Starkey: ‘Britain is a white mono-culture and schools should focus on our own history’
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 4:22 PM on 15th November 2011
Strong views: Dr David Starkey attacked the notion of children studying world history, saying there should be a focus on our ‘own culture’
David Starkey has sparked controversy by claiming Britain is a white ‘mono-culture’ and that children should focus on studying the history of their ‘own culture’.
It comes just three months after the historian blamed the summer riots in England on the import of a ‘violent, destructive, nihilistic’ black ‘gangsta’ culture.
He then further stoked the flames by adding that Enoch Powell was right in warning, more than 40 years ago, that immigration would ultimately cause conflict across our cities.
Speaking at a historians’ conference in London, Dr Starkey attacked the notion of British children studying world history, according to The Times.
Last year, Education Secretary Michael Gove also said British history should be at the heart of the curriculum.
But Richard Evans, Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge, accused Mr Gove and Dr Starkey of advocating ‘myth and memory rote-learning’ to feed children ‘self-congratulatory, narrow myths of history’.
Another academic, Joya Chatterji, a reader in modern South Asian history and fellow of Trinity College, asked what Dr Starkey meant by children studying their ‘own culture’, adding that Britain today was ‘rather diverse’.
Dr Starkey interrupted her, the newspaper reported, saying: ‘No it’s not. Most of Britain is a mono-culture. You think London is Britain. It isn’t.’
Plans: Education Secretary Michael Gove has also called for British history to be at the heart of the National Curriculum
He said that where he had come from – Yorkshire and Cumbria – and where he largely lived, in Kent, it is ‘absolutely and unmitigatingly white’, adding that Miss Chatterji had a ‘Ken Livingstone-esque view of rainbow Britain’.
Alex Lee, an associate fellow at Warwick Unviersity and one of the organisers of the conference, said Dr Starkey had merged his argument about the study of history with a debate about multiculturism.
‘That was seen as unnecessary politicising an abstract issue, an easy danger to fall into,’ he told the newspaper.
1000 KIDS WERE ASKED- WHAT WAS THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN?
MAJORITY ANSWER A TV QUIZ SHOW!
The saying goes thus : “To kill a tree, sever its roots`, or as the Russian philosopher Alexander Solzhenitzyn put it : “To destroy a people, you must first sever their roots”, and that is precisely what has been done to our societies here in the West. How does one sever a people’s roots? First you destroy its memory of itself through rewritten history, then you depopulate it.
I think he makes some very good points, I don’t want my grandchildren brainwashed with history from other countries before fully understanding their own history and Joya Chatterji needs to understand yes some parts of Britain is very diverse but not all are and never will be but none the less if people want to come live in this country they should study our rich history and our laws and not expect us to study theirs. it seems to me people come here expecting us to make them the center of our lives like we have to learn everything about them and even children aren’t allowed to question anything foreign but just accept, like they’re the norm in this country and we’re not!. I’m proud to be white and British and of our history and I want my grandchildren to be thought about our history but hey, being white and British and having an opinion could also be classed as racism eh!.
– Dee, Grimsby, 15/11/2011 16:50
I was taught History by David at LSE and will remain ever grateful for his extraordinary ability to breathe life into the subject. A true scholar and both a serious and at the same time very witty man with a michievous sense of humour. He is undoubtedly correct in all he says and the entire liberal establishment is a standing abuse to the majority of the population who could rightly ask themselves when the UN’s rulings on self-determination and de-colonisation are going to be applied to Britain ?
– Tony , Worthing , 15/11/2011 16:45
ASK FIRST WHO IT IS THAT RUNS THE UN!
“White mono-culture?” Has this man been to Leicester? – Gordon McKenzie, Auckland, NZ, 15/11/2011 15:50 Gordon, have you been to any other part of the UK?? Of course the majority of (if not all of) the cities have a reasonably diverse culture, as do most cities worldwide, but outside of the cities, the majority of the UK is white British, and the labour government was so focused on keeping every other race under the sun happy and making them feel special, that they forgot and neglected that. We hardly even have our own identity any more. It’s like the furore that surrounded the producers of Midsomer Murders just wanting white people in the programme – they were not being racist, not saying they had anything against black people – the reality is that the majority of British villages represented by Midsomer would have an almost exclusively white British population – why shouldn’t they be able to reflect that in their programme without people complaining for the sake of it?
– Anon, London, 15/11/2011 16:42
“reader in modern south Asian history”what’s that when it’s at home one of those non degrees,David is perfectly correct in what he says London has been destroyed by multiculturalism and the rest of the country is following suit slowly but surely the spectre of somebody else,s culture will engulf us all.
– Colin , Leeds England, 15/11/2011 16:42
AND THE LIBLABCONS WILL DO NOTHING TO PREVENT THE DILUTION- HENCE THE OPEN BORDERS DEBARCLE!
I would agree with mr starkey, but this government is putting thousands of immigrants in areas where they think nobody will notice the massive change to our culture. This needs to stop.
– Fred, Milton Keynes, 15/11/2011 17:36
this man speaks what the people think
– glen, n.wales, 15/11/2011 17:34
No matter how many laws New Labour invented for their own gain or from a simple desire to spite, they simply could not crush the people or suppress the truth! It is still there, will remain there and will return this nation to what it once was before 1997!
– Tim, UK, 15/11/2011 17:27
It is no wonder we have a rudderless generation of young adults and feral thugs with no pride in themselves, their ancestors or the history of Britain. This has been a deliberate act on behalf of the liberal elite who in fact have run the country one way or another since WW2 – in order to produce a nation of worker bees and cash cows who will be grateful for every crumb dropped from the plates of those who have been raised above the rest who will keep them in slavery in one form or another.
– sandy, outer space – thank God!, 15/11/2011 17:27
Multiculturism is a total failure,David Starkey is completely right
– Michael the un PC, Kent ENGLAND , England, 15/11/2011 17:24
DON’T FORGET TOO THE NHS WOULD COLLAPSE- WELL- SIMPLE- WERE NOT MILLIONS ALLOWED IN- THE NHS WOULD RUN BETTER JUST AS IT DID PREVIOUSLY AND CLEANER!
MYTHS ARE HEARD ON RADIO PHONE INS DAILY- IT’S MARXIST BULLSHIT!
Sacha UK, Birmingham, 15/11/2011 16:29 “Dont forget Caribbeans were imported here to bulid the railways and factories in the 60’s”. You’re wrong there. The railways were then some one hundred years old and in 1963 the Beeching Report was published. More than 4,000 miles of railway and some 3,000 stations closed in the decade following the report, resulting in a reduction of 25% of route miles and 50% of stations.As for the factories, Britains industry was well established and factories were actually being demolished to make way for urban sprawl. Where you got those facts from I would love to know, unless of course it is what you have been told. If this is the case, you have well and truly been led up the garden path. I suggest you refer back to the person(s) who told you this and ask them to check the history books, the ones with the facts in rather than the fantasy you have spouted here. Finally, start reading up on the history of the UK in the 20th century, you will be surprised…
– Will , Greece, 15/11/2011 17:24
He was right 3 months ago, and he is right now, he should seriously think about going into Politics.
– TERRY, BUCKS, 15/11/2011 17:21
Is he not speaking what everyone else thinks.
– Sara, Expat, 15/11/2011 17:19
You think London is Britain. It isn’t.’ = totally agree, it just isn’t and that’s why I love the UK. It’s diverse and open and not such a forced melting pot as London. Also, no other country got a problem with teaching its own history first and in a major way; Italy, Spain and lots of others all got a broad curriculum on their culture (even though they cannot deny a fascist period in their past), so does Germany. British history is amazing and it should be taught.
– Pixeedude, Berlin and Oxford, 15/11/2011 17:18
I make him right. And so do most people (we just have to pretent we don’t agree so not to offend anyone) We need more people like him to speak up and point out the obviouse!
– alex, london, 15/11/2011 17:13
2007 UK POPULATION 77 MILLION PLUS AGREE AT THAT TIME IT WAS 80 MILLION…90% WHITE- WRONG MATE!
Good to see David Starkey has not disappeared. He’s right of course. We are NOT multicultural, Britain is 90% anglo saxon and Christian, however much the lefties dislike the fact.
– peejay, Helston, South Cornwall, England, 15/11/2011 17:12
SACHA, WILL CLAIM NEXT THAT THE INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION THAT BUILT THOSE FACTORIES ETC- WERE BUILT BY SLAVES…FROM BANGLADESH.
Yorkshire and Cumbria – and where he largely lived, in Kent, it is ‘absolutely and unmitigatingly white’….just like the areas that those who lecture us about how wonderful multiculturalism is, live in………..”Dont forget Caribbeans were imported here to bulid the railways and factories in the 60’s.” ..Sacha UK, Birmingham, 15/11/2011 16:29…….history’s not really your strong point, is it Sacha? How can you get something so wrong, in so few words?
– Preston Page, Toad In The Hole, Upper Ramsbottom. , 15/11/2011 17:00
How right he is! This man needs a bigger platform, as they say; In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. More power to this man!
– Alex, Oxford, England, UK, NOT EU, 15/11/2011 16:55
LOL…JAMES WHALE JUST CLAIMED THAT THERE ARE UNDER 60 MILLION HERE…………..WHAT PAYMENT DOES JUDAS GET TODAY?
He’s right about London. I live in London and even I’m sick of this idea that London is representative of the entire UK. Much of London has become something I no longer recognise anyway. Unless you can afford to live in the few remaining nice areas (which tend to house the unaffected Guardian readers) then most of it has turned into a slum. This is largely thanks to high immigration levels, buy-to-let housing and endless benefit handouts. I hope the rest of the UK has fared better.
– Helana, London, 15/11/2011 16:19
ALL I KNOW IS AFTER READING WHAT ENOCH POWELL SAID, HE SEEMED TO HIT THE NAIL RIGHT ON THE HEAD- SO FAR!
WISH I’D BEEN TAUGHT ABOUT THE ZIONIST UK GOVERNMENT THOUGH- I’D NEVER HAVE VOTED- PLUS I’D HAVE BEEN MUCH MORE WARY THAN I HAVE BEEN….OUR HISTORY ISN’T TAUGHT CORRECTLY EVEN WHEN IT WAS TAUGHT- WE WERE FED A BUNCH OF LIES!
GERMANY WANTED TO RULE THE WORLD…………CAUSED THE WARS…WHAT CRAP!!