I blinked when I read the words ‘David Starkey’ in a headline on the Guardian’s disability web page. It took me a good section of the article to realise why he’s there- he was born with two club feet and infantile polio.
I first really heard of David Starkey after the 2011 London riots, when he made unnecessary racist comments on an episode of Newsnight. I disliked him then, and discovering his disability has not changed my feelings. However, I can’t deny he’s famous, and some may be interested to learn that he is also disabled. So- something I never thought would happen is happening- I’m blogging about him.