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Starkey’s right: his fellow Question Time panellists don’t know the meaning of ‘struggle’

3 May 2013

1:23 PM

3 May 2013

1:23 PM

Great stuff from David Starkey on BBC Question Time last night, hammering away at Harriet Harman, David Dimbleby, Victoria Coren and Shirley Williams for having attained their current positions in society with considerable assistance from their famous and influential (and of course loaded) parents.

Yes, precisely; it is pretty much the same every week. Starkey made the point that it is the left which does this sort of thing most often, although I think – looking at the cabinet and the staffing of Number 10 Downing Street – that he would be hard pressed to maintain that point. But nonetheless, he is right that the left does it too and is always less apologetic about it, insisting that despite having a famous name and a very expensive education, they have had their struggles too. No, you haven’t. You do not know the meaning.

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