Dr David Starkey: Blocking Brexit is an Act of Unprecedented Folly

Dr David Starkey, the eminent historian, has said that recent behaviour by MPs in blocking Brexit has been ‘an act of unprecedented folly’, and that it can be argued the country’s political constitutional development from Magna Carta onwards has now come to an end.  MPs have committed ‘a sort of institutional suicide’, from which it is difficult to imagine Britain can recover. In essence, ‘Parliament has consciously reversed the notion of representation’.

The short video below is part of a much longer interview given to Peter Whittle of the New Culture Forum.



To view the full interview please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8bECAHIgNQ.

Dr Starkey has also spoken extensively on the current state of Britain from the position of an historian and constitutional expert, with Douglas Carswell, the co-founder of Vote Leave (the official campaign for leaving the European Union) on the current crisis, and how, if possible, a resolution can be found.  The conversation ranges extensively over issues relative to the constitution, comparing today’s turmoil with that of the past.  Dr Starkey eventually comes to a final controversial conclusion.  To watch it please visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvzeDLNPD_0.