Historian David Starkey branded a ‘racist’ and a ‘bigot’ after saying Rochdale sex gang had values ‘entrenched in foothills of the Punjab’

Historian David Starkey provoked a race row yesterday after claiming the  Rochdale child exploitation ring who groomed white girls for sex had values ‘that were ‘entrenched in foothills of the Punjab’.

During a public debate he said the gang, who were jailed last month for targeting vulnerable teenage girls, needed to be ‘inculcated in the British ways of doing things.’

But he was branded a ‘racist’ and a ‘bigot’ by journalist Laurie Penny, who attended the panel event at Wellington College in Berkshire.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2163918/Historian-David-Starkey-branded-racist-bigot-saying-Rochdale-sex-gang-values-entrenched-foothills-Punjab.html#ixzz1yo8Qlwy9

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