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to think David Starkey is an utter ****

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lessonsintightropes Thu 06-Feb-14 23:26:43

Anyone else watching Question Time? His utter, utter contempt for tube workers and the audience has pushed me from being slightly anti-striker to competely pro because of his horribly entitled and offensive responses. He can't even name Bob Crow correctly (called him Bill). Now I hate Bob Crow as much as the next person and am as grumpy as the next London commuter about the strike (OK, a bit less as I live in South London).... but the Mayor has refused to even meet the Union for five years, so I can see that there might be legitimate unheard grievances. This shower of ignorance just appears to be ignoring all of it and throwing petrol on the fire...

HoratiaDrelincourt Fri 07-Feb-14 07:34:16

I've had dinner with him. He's vile.

DoctorDonnaNoble Fri 07-Feb-14 07:34:42

He's an odd one. Totally obsessed with Elizabeth I.

Ilovexmastime Fri 07-Feb-14 07:39:29

I only caught the last few minutes of QT and he still managed to make me angry, he was talking about women in politics I gather.

bodygoingsouth Fri 07-Feb-14 07:45:00

he's a very very silly man as is George Galloway. both are self obsessed ignorant bores who unfortunately for them are nowhere near as clever or witty as they would like to be.

I thought Starky was drunk actually.

it must be a dreadful life to be so full if contempt and distain for others, both are sad lonely little blokes. pathetic really.

Misspixietrix Fri 07-Feb-14 07:48:49

Horatio you poor soul sad

Pollydon Fri 07-Feb-14 07:52:10

Starkey is a vile, nast twat. Had to turn over , he gives me the rage. Its unbelievable that they still give him airtime on the bbc.

dollius Fri 07-Feb-14 08:05:16

I thought he was a nasty twat just by reading his book about Henry's six wives. Mysoginistic crap.

HoratiaDrelincourt Fri 07-Feb-14 09:38:32

I'm fairly confident he neither understands nor likes Women, tbh.

Preciousbane Fri 07-Feb-14 09:39:25

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ScentedScandal Fri 07-Feb-14 09:45:45

Remember when Starkey was on that programme when Jamie Oliver bunged a load of slebs in a school to teach teenagers?confused

SauceForTheGander Fri 07-Feb-14 09:46:41

Horatia - did you stan him with your fork?

SauceForTheGander Fri 07-Feb-14 09:47:02

Stan him?

Stab him you silly fat fingers!!

senua Fri 07-Feb-14 09:52:38

All celebrities have to have a USP. I believe that Starkey's USP is to be "the rudest man in Britain". So he has to be vile etc to keep up his position on the League Table of Insufferableness.
It's such an act and so yawnsome. I usually switch off when he hoves into view.

Juliaparker25 Fri 07-Feb-14 09:59:28

Dave has an innate ability to wind up all the yoghourt knitters in range of him , he has been doing it quite successfully for 30 years.As you can see from his wiki bio he is no dummy.

KissesBreakingWave Fri 07-Feb-14 10:42:04

All that says is that yoghurt-knitters have some basic standards of human decency. I've no more respect for the lentil-weaving pinks than the cowards and traitors of the conservative end of the spectrum, but at least they don't see the likes of Starkey as worth the spit to insult him with. Useful man on the primary sources, but hasn't the brains of a potted ficus plant when it comes to figuring out human motivation.

DorisAllTheDay Fri 07-Feb-14 10:46:39

I thought he was rude and obnoxious, and I've written to the BBC to ask that he's not invited again. He talked over everyone else, and when a woman from the audience struggled a bit for words he made fun of her. That's not on. I don't expect to agree with everything said by the QT panel, and some views are in my opinion rather obnoxious, but so long as they debate them with a basic level of respect for other panelists and the audience I think that's fair enough. Starkey doesn't do that. He should not be asked to participate again.

squoosh Fri 07-Feb-14 11:02:46

'I know a few folks that were taught by him twenty years or so ago. They all thought calling him a despicabe misogynist cunt was a profound slur on the despicable misogynist cunt community.'

Brilliant! grin

HavantGuard Fri 07-Feb-14 11:02:48

'They all thought calling him a despicabe misogynist cunt was a profound slur on the despicable misogynist cunt community. '

That's the most apt description of him I've seen.

squoosh Fri 07-Feb-14 11:09:33

I could only watch five minutes, I would have watched more but yesterday's rage levels were already perilously high.

He's an utter cunt. Remember when he said in reference to the London riots "What has happened is that a substantial section of the chavs that you wrote about have become black."

Or this gem

"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."

Osmiornica Fri 07-Feb-14 11:10:52

At one point he said something about 'behaving like adults' in response to one of the women in the audience which is ironic considering he behaved like a petulant child through it (albeit an incredibly rude and obnoxious child).

When can we start having a proper sensible civilised debate between politicians in this country? Parliament is hardly any better.

gotthemoononastick Fri 07-Feb-14 11:11:30

Brainpower is THE aphrodisiac..... so erudite!He is hot!

DoctorQuinn Fri 07-Feb-14 11:11:35

David Starkey is a wonderfully entertaining man when he's annoyed about something. Not only that but he talks a lot of sense.

The same is true of George Galloway.

Both are national treasures.

ginmakesitallok Fri 07-Feb-14 11:15:07

God it must have been bad, even the school lollipop man was talking about it this am. Wish I'd seen it


National Treasures - As in should be buried in a large hole with only a vague pirate map to find them wink

stopprocrastinating Fri 07-Feb-14 11:46:51


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