David Starkey: ‘Dominic Grieve is a lying sh*t!’

David Starkey is the guest on the latest episode of The Brendan O’Neill Show and he doesn’t hold back.


Topics Brexit Politics UK

TV historian David Starkey lambasts the establishment as treasonous for negotiating on behalf of the EU, and brands Remoaner ex-Tory Dominic Grieve ‘a lying, deceiving shit’.

‘Dominic Grieve was not elected in a personal capacity. He was elected as a Tory on a Tory manifesto which promised Brexit. That man did not dissent at the time. His claims to dignity, to acting honourably are totally false. He is a shit – a lying deceiving shit from start to finish. And an oiled shit – look at that awful, greasy hairdo. We really have to start calling things by their proper names.’

He also says the behaviour of some elite Remainers has been treasonous:

‘The old word is treason. We are engaged in a highly contentious negotiation with a strong, united and determined opponent. A large part of the political elite has deliberately gone and negotiated with them against their own country. It’s another aspect of the elite I find disgusting – most of the elite hate their own country and they regard the people with absolute contempt.’

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Marvin Jones

21st September 2019 at 12:36 pm

A white gay man who dislikes and disrespects women, and calls a spade a spade? glad he’s on our side.

michael harris

18th September 2019 at 10:03 pm

Yes, David Starkey. D.Grieve, O.Letwin and others stood on a Conservative manifesto to leave the EU cleanly. They did not demur at the time, were duly elected and enjoy their status, power and perks. But they did not in fact support their manifesto. In ‘low’ commercial terms they benefited from false advertising.
But this matter of leaving the EU was and is the paramount, the absolute political issue. As it was in 2017 when these liars stood for parliament.
So, I wonder, what was in their minds ? How did they stand?
On their left legs, with their faces to the wall, and with their fingers crossed behind their backs hidden by grimy copies of the manifesto.
Naughty, poisonous little children!

Ven Oods

18th September 2019 at 8:26 am

A shame Starkey had to rubbish Grieve’s hair product. What on earth was the relevance of that?

Jerry Owen

20th September 2019 at 11:57 pm

Possibly none… Is that an issue for you ?

Bear Mac Mathun

17th September 2019 at 10:59 pm

I was a little disappointed with Brendan’s silence over his guest’s vile identitarian comments. Firstly his open and deep contempt of the Scots, and secondly implying that liberty and good governance are part of the English DNA – whatever that means.

Essentially Mr Starkey’s argument boils down to: (a) “Continentals” (to use the older term) have slave mentalities and are nasty little tyrants beyond redemption, unlike the English; and (b) Parliament is not doing what he thinks they ought to be doing so they are all manner of wicked.

Also the assertion that all the wicked things done by the British Empire were done by Scots is incorrect and egregiously bigoted.

Jerry Owen

21st September 2019 at 12:01 am

Look up the words ‘nuance’ .. and ‘dry humour’ .. I think just the word ‘humour’ will fox you !

Tim Wheeler

17th September 2019 at 12:16 pm

If I consider Theresa May and the way she produced her Chequers Deal, and if I consider it alongside Philip Hammond’s behaviour and statements since Boris became P.M. I reach the conclusion that the pair of them were deliberately acting in concert from very early on to deceive & defraud the majority of voters who voted for Brexit. Their actions are very accurately described by Alistair Williams’ notorious ‘Leaving Burger King’ Brexit Joke.

Geoff Cox

16th September 2019 at 2:18 pm

Yes, as Orwell noted, in the UK, the elite hate their own country. Starkey adds that they hold the people in contempt. Conversely, they prefer Europeans to us. What the elite have failed to grasp is that when they go abroad, they only mix and see others like them. This gives them a false view of the rest of Europe which they don’t seem to take account of – or perhaps dismiss. They compound this error by then conflating the lovely “ordinary” people they meet in the Lot Valley with the EU itself.

Matt Glazier

16th September 2019 at 2:07 pm

David Starkey’s understanding of our class structures and complicated social stratification, in their historical and present day interplays, is remarkable. His fearless examination and insights into the darker aspects of individuals and institutions is compelling- as are his often non-PC comments.

John Millson

16th September 2019 at 1:57 pm

Of course gay men can be misogynists.
Starkey of female historians: ‘Women historians are both too pretty and too ugly’ and of Mary Beard in particular: ‘old, ugly woman’.
Shows a deeply ingrained disrespect (fear?) towards women if not, ‘hatred’?
What I’ve heard and seen is not charming. His ‘abrasiveness’ has no doubt cost him quite a few gigs.
Great entertaining historian, though.

steve moxon

16th September 2019 at 10:38 am

Yes, Dominic Grieve is an elitist-separatist hate-mongering bigot, buying the Left’s ‘identity politics’ backlash against ordinary people. He believes in over-applying and twisting law to serve anti-democratic ends. He’s no conservative. A conservative is a realist, and even conservative toffs have a sense of noblesse oblige. Grieve has only a sense of his own and his own incompetent uber group’s over-entitlement. If he stands for parliament again, electoral oblivion awaits him, and very good riddance.

cliff resnick

16th September 2019 at 10:37 am

Next week “we” will reveaking the identity of Dominic Grieve’s “domimnatrix!

Jonathan Yonge

16th September 2019 at 10:01 am

David Starkey’s historical context and arguments are excellent.
Would be much more persuasive if he hadn’t been so emotional and used bad language.

Boris’ strength is that he never slags off others or uses swivel-eyed invective. His authority is reinforced by his positive outlook.

Johnny Foreigner

16th September 2019 at 8:28 am

I have to say, this was THE most enjoyable and informative podcast so far. I really think David Starkey is under utilised by modern media.

Matt Glazier

16th September 2019 at 2:09 pm

Much underused as he gets up the noses of the PC ultras at the BBC. His recent hour long interview with The New Culture Forum on youtube is also an excellent education.

John Millson

16th September 2019 at 8:19 am

David Starkey is an engaging historian. David Starkey is a woman-hating shrew.

steve moxon

16th September 2019 at 10:46 am

And you’re a man-hating zombie? The guy’s gay. He’s not interested in women. So he can’t even have some contempt for the opposite sex through failed romance(s): the usual and still the commonly understood notion of ‘misogyny’, but which is a misnomer in that it applies to both sexes: there are women who hold men in contempt because of failed romance(s). The contemporary political notion of misogyny is not supported by any scientific evidence: the evidence instead shows philogyny and misandry (I’m the author of a new peer-reviewed journal-published science review paper on this topic).

John Millson

16th September 2019 at 1:58 pm

Of course gay men can be misogynists.
Starkey of female historians: ‘Women historians are both too pretty and too ugly’ and of Mary Beard in particular: ‘old, ugly woman’.
Shows a deeply ingrained disrespect (fear?) towards women if not, ‘hatred’?
What I’ve heard and seen is not charming. His ‘abrasiveness’ has no doubt cost him quite a few gigs.
Great entertaining historian, though.

Michael Lynch

16th September 2019 at 8:15 am

Go, David! At last, a man of reason based on years of historical study. Always been a fan of this bloke. He has produced and narrated some smashing history programs. Remember a little ‘woke’ s*#t calling him a white man of privilege during an interview just after the referendum result. It was an incident typical of what goes on today; if someone doesn’t agree with their insanity then they call them a name to shut down debate. Those days are going now thankfully.

steve moxon

16th September 2019 at 10:51 am

Indeed. His TV documentary series on each of England’s monarchs is a masterpiece of analysis and presentation; every installment rewarding several repeat views. It’s about the best history lesson available.

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