David Starkey “Salmond is a Caledonian Hitler”

Those of you who can cast their minds back to the posts on last summer’s riots will remember that David Starkey is not an individual shy of a point of view. This week he compared the Alec Salmond, the Scottish First Minister to Adolf Hitler, stating that both shared a common ability to court popularity by “tapping into nationalism and the idea of a common enemy”. He said Mr Salmond thinks that “the English, like the Jews, are everywhere”, before arguing that Hitler was “more democratically elected”. This article from the Daily Telegraph goes into more detail.

It is of course possible to argue that David Starkey is seeking to be controvertial for his own (financial ?) ends. Indeed he seems to suggest he has done as much before in this BBC interview. Perhaps more interesting however is the Irish view, which can be read here .

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