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Starkey: I'm not a racist

COMMENTS: David Starkey

DAVID STARKEY has refused to say sorry for his recent controversial remarks that ‘the whites have become black,’ saying he didn’t think an apology was necessary.

The historian said he was speaking exclusively to The Voice because he wanted to set the record straight and refuted any claims that he was racist.

“I’m absolutely not, in anyway possible, racist. I think racists are demented,” he said.

He did say that he was, however, standing by his comments and insisted that his they would not have sparked public outrage if he was black.

More than 6,000 people have signed a petition calling for the BBC and Starkey to apologise following comments made on Newsnight during a discussion about recent riots in London and other cities across Britain.

To read his full interview, pick up your copy from all major newsagents and stockists today (Aug 25)

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