Historian David Starkey labels riots a black cultural problem

Historian David Starkey provoked a race row over the weekend with comments he made on BBC 2’s Newsnight suggesting that the London riots proved that Enoch Powell’s 1968 “Rivers of Blood” speech, a warning about mass immigration was right, and that whites who took part in this riot were only copying black gangster culture.

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London riots: Will it address black deaths in police custody?

On Thursday, 4 August, 29 year-old Mark Duggan was shot dead by police as they attempted to arrest him in Tottenham whilst he was in a minicab. Following a peaceful demonstration by his family violence erupted as youths torched buildings and looted shops. The key question which must be asked however is will this riot […]

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