June 25th, 2012

Laurie Penny versus Starkey Video

Full vid at the Sunday Times. Behind the pay-wall…


84 Comments

  1. 1
    Good says:

    Are you sure she didnt have any sharp things to hand?

    • 21
      Penny says:
      • 27
        Penny says:
      • 32
        roy says:

        middle class, white, overpriveleged public school lefty – how dull

        • 45
          Fish says:

          I was looking forward to this scrap given the claims that Penny was making (and those jumped up Guardian leader writer and elistist lefty, Nesrine Malik in the Sky newspaper review).

          They were nearly supposed to have come to blows. Not even handbags at 20 paces! What a let down. I wonder what’s in her background that makes her behave in such a way, create such unpleasantness and fantasise about agression and others (men) being dangerous.

          Penny reminds me of a lot of the lefty staff and union bods where I worked, who complained that they being bullied by their bosses…because they were asked to do their job.

          I always found that an accusation of harassment was the first refuge of the incompetent.

          • Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

            A bore compared to that dust-up between the Greek pols.

          • poor bloody worker says:

            Don’t be so mean to the dear girl, she might cry, and how would you feel then?

            No such thing as bad publicity!

      • 79
        Jeffrey Bernard says:

        Who is Laurie Penny?

    • 75
      Alfred the great says:

      I think we should judge these people based purely on their upbringings and ignor their arguments completely. Oh wait, no… It’s quite obvious that the jumped up xenophobic Hunt with the sherry glass is blatantly using personal attacks as a means to put across his right wing agenda

  2. 2
    Penny says:
    • 15
      Scamp The Excitable Dog says:

      Well that didn’t take long (again) did it.
      If she can’t take it, don’t dole it, who even asked her anyway?
      She’s one of the most self-serving narcissists I’ve ever had the misfortune to witness in public, she seriously sounds like she needs therapy for attention issues.

      • 23
        will says:

        Starkey is a bit of a half wit for agreeing to attend these events as you know its going to be a bit of a set up.

      • 67
        Steve Lloyd says:

        And the terrible thing is, the C*nt will probably be an MP someday.

    • 18
      Anonymous says:

      Try libertarianism or specifically anarcho-capitalism? Then she won’t constantly fall foul of hypocrisy, cognitive dissonance and a lack of basic human morality.

      She dreams of being a revolutionary yet marches for greater state power. How many revolutions started with a cry of “More, more, MORE OF THE SAME!”.

    • 40
      roy says:

      stop calling people racists could be a start

    • 47
      Professor Henry Brubaker, Institute for Studies says:

      Hello Laurie

      Kindly fuck off. And take your supposed white guilt with you. I have never had the chance to lord it over some natives (or own some) so I can hardly be blamed for the past.

      Thanks

  3. 3
    Laurie FunnyFanny says:

    I’m an utter Huhne

  4. 4
    The Mechanic says:

    Behind the pay-wall? Forget it!

  5. 5
    Lord Scalded Bollock says:

    Jimmy Carr ?

  6. 6
    Just asking the bleeding obvious says:

    I’ve heard of Dr David Starkey… eminent historian,author,broadcaster and academic but who exactly is Laurie Penny cos’ I personally have never heard of her ????

    • 16
      will says:

      Penny is a left winger

      Penny was born in London and grew up in Brighton. She attended Brighton College (fee paying schools). She studied English at Wadham College, Oxford, graduating in 2007.

      One of those privately educated left wingers who denounce everything despite never having to really mix with the underclass.

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Well to be fair he is a racist.

    • 43
      roy says:

      a racist is someone that’s winning an argument with a guardian reader – no more, no less

      • 69
        Steve Lloyd says:

        Or someone who doesnt agree with something a black/brown person has said or done.

        • 82
          Spangles says:

          Pure stupidity from the mouth of a br8in damaged left wing, big mouthed brat. Nice only Penny, you brainless loud mouthed sod!

    • 46
      Laura Barnett says:

      American gangsta rap DOES glorify violence, criminality and misogyny. In the UK, badly-educated white benefit-claimants ARE one of its core audiences.

      Anyone living somewhere represented by a Labour MP could tell you that.

      • 50
        Business Cat (Specializing in yarns, Cdn owned & op) says:

        It’s more of a sub-culture than a race.

    • 60
      Get the facts right before you call someone a racist says:

      If he is then so is 75% of the British public….his original comments were not racist at all he was merely asking the question after last years riots why rich white kids seemed attracted to the gangsta culture which is a perfectly reasonable question…….on that yard stick Ed Miliband would be classed as a racist by saying that Labour was lax on immigration

  8. 8
    Owain Glyndwr says:

    She really is a waste of space, do the right thing penny and book youself into a hospital and donate you heart and lungs to someone more deserving than you, oh and your blood as well

  9. 9
    Lord Timon says:

    Both are arsewipes

    • 13
      Starkey and Hutch says:

      But at least Starkey is unique and entertaining.

      Penny is just another identikit left-wing Toynbee-wannabee bore.

  10. 10
    Lord Timon says:

    What a pair of hoons.

  11. 11
    Anonymous says:

    A grown man shouting a finger pointing in the face in face of a young woman.
    What an odious little man he is.

    • 19
      Owain Glyndwr says:

      jesus wept she is not a young girl, in her twenties, and the only one who can be classed as odious is penny, I think she should have been given a glasgow kiss

    • 51
      I'll do it for £1100000000000000000000 says Penny Dreadful says:

      ‘What an odious little man he is.’

      Wrong sex used in that sentence Anonymous.

      ‘What an odious little woman she is.’

    • 53
      Anonymous says:

      If sexual imagery is your own form of argument I truly pity you.
      It must be hard being that simple minded.

    • 61
      There are two sides to everything says:

      Or of course you could argue that a young woman was abusing a pensioner !!!

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    What a spoilt deluded brat she is.

  13. 14
    zenchimp says:

    the only thing penny got right was calling Starkey a troll

  14. 17
    Perry says:

    Laurie Penny is an opportunist I thinK.
    I would like an examination of the number of people from that part of world who are currently in our prisons for degrading criminal acts. If it is cultural then we could deal with that through education in expected cultural norms.

  15. 20
    Nick Herbert says:

    I love Starkey “coming from the bottom…”

  16. 22
    Laurie Penny is a liar says:

    So Starkey’s outburst wasn’t about racism, it was about Penny demanding a fee causing an event to be cancelled.

    LOL @ the crowd tearing her apart too.

  17. 24
    Fubar Saunders says:

    Silly little girl completely out of her depth. Didnt one of the other contributors call her an embarrassment to the left and and embarrassment to women?

    Well fucking said, sister. Well said.

  18. 25
    White Van Stan says:

    Laura Penny.

    No life experience at all, unless you count being a spoilt brat as a qualification for leading the working class in class war against their oppressors.

    Y’know the oppressors – like Lady Thatcher who gave me and other working class people a way out of poverty – who gave us the right to buy our homes instead of being held to ransom and in poverty by corrupt left wing councils?

    Being working class I find it a disgrace that the likes of Penny and that Owen cretin are given the role of representing working class views – THEY ARE NOT WORKING CLASS AND CANNOT SPEAK FOR US.

    • 33
      will says:

      Penny was born in London and grew up in Brighton. She attended Brighton College (fee paying schools). She studied English at Wadham College, Oxford, graduating in 2007.

      One of those privately educated left wingers who denounce everything despite never having to really mix with the underclass.

      One of the eton rifles type of people

      • 41
        Professor Henry Brubaker, Institute for Studies says:

        Typical working class hero then?

      • 62
        Keir Hardie would weep to see it says:

        An ideal future Labour Prime Minister then as that seems a requirement to achieve Ministerial Rank in to-day’s Labour Party

    • 63
      phil says:

      Could not agree more. They do not speak for the working classes but have successfully conned the liberal metropolitan elite by creating a phony working class voice which suits the establishment’s idea of what they think is working class which leaves two pig ignorant, totally out of touch left wing morons with a platform and a fat wallet to further their own agenda disguised as the authentic voice of the people.

  19. 28
    Huhne Watch says:

    When is Huhne’s application to dismiss the charge being heard?

    • 57
      Brrrm brrrrrm says:

      A provisional trial date has been set for October 2, due to last no more than two weeks if I recall correctly.

  20. 31
    Matt L says:

    It’s unfortunate that no-one had one of those high-frame-rate cameras (typically used for woodpeckers) to hand in order to capture Starkey’s finger.

  21. 35
    Lord Timon says:

    A pair of parasites squabbling.

  22. 36
    Vannilla says:

    OMG with people like her running around gettIng air time, thank heavens for david starkey!

  23. 37
    Jimmy says:

    It’s rude to point.

    • 81
      Marmite says:

      She wants pointing to the nearest l..u..n..a..t..i..c… a..s..y..l..u..m.. Jimmy. She’s no more than a spoilt rich brat who has no manners and precious little brains. In other words Jimmy, she is a stupid cow.

  24. 38
    Tay King-dePisse says:

    Frankly, those two deserve each other (with Owen Jones deputising when Laurie Not-even-worth-a-farthing is in New York). “Let’s him and her fight! We’ll hold their coats, and charge admission to watch!” The upper-class-twit-sounding poor-boy-makes-good “establishment-type” versus the downmarket-sounding rich-girl-out-slumming radical-poseur! Hey, it’s a natural! Let them get an act together and take it on the road! They’re both drama queens anyway– might as well get some dosh for their performances together!

  25. 39
    Astonished says:

    Would I be right in saying that Laura was the one who brought attention to this sad episode?

  26. 42
    President Muhammad Morsi Isa al-Ayyat says:

    Some powers of the chairmanship needs passing to your British army to ensure the liberal enlightenment of free speech now granted freely in the mighty powers along the nile. The thumbscrews and tasars are available from here (reasonable special prices) to ensure the counter revolutionary non democratic ranting of the old and young in place is kept.

  27. 44
    Lord Timon says:

    I will throw in my two pence piece and then watch this pair make copper wire out of it.

  28. 54
    nellnewman says:

    Well I’m no fan of davidstarkey but I’m not surprised that lauriepenny sayig he morphed into ‘a violent thug and attacked her’ was actually very far from the truth.

  29. 56
    Lord Timon says:

    They would pick at the bones of a long dead corpse, such is their greed.

  30. 58
    Bernard Woolley says:

    anyone got a transcript?

  31. 64
    Thus spoke Zarathustra says:

    Someone who cares about the truth is always at a disadvantage when confronting someone who doesn’t care.

    The truth is complex, uncertain and unflattering, whereas leftist dogma offers simple certainties that flatter their childlike egos.

  32. 66
    Tom (peeping) says:

    Err, yeah… me too…

    *hangs head in guilt-ridden shame*

  33. 68
    Anonymous says:

    Laurie Penny…I dunno, I would though, it’s terrible.

  34. 72
    Anonymous says:

    i did lol ;)

  35. 73
    Anonymous says:

    Laurie Penny, she may be seen as “cool” by the new feminist left but ultimately she is no more than an immature sensationalist moaner. They would do their cause a lot of good by ignoring this attention seeker.

  36. 76
    Rupert my Hero says:

    I do not know if Honour Killings of Daughters and Young Girls was mentioned but that is a cultural thing which has no place in this Britain, however she probably sees it as being acceptable behaviour from Blair’s Immigrants.
    Perhaps Sharia might be a good thing after all, if Ms Penny was not allowed out without a member of her Family and we did not have to look at her face, also we could stone her to death, my favourite though would be a Public Hanging or Decapitation, all judging by her views, to be acceptable behaviour.
    Perhaps she should be Circumcised, only sew up her mouth.
    Loony left Socialism or Old Communism… take your pick

  37. 77
    Snore Vidal says:

    This member of the female human race is just a chancer out to make the most money she can until she is uncovered for what she is ;

    a brainless , grammar limited harridan who has not even yet been born and has at least 30 years apprenticeship at the university of life before she has any scintilla of a chance that I for one will even listen to her .

    The intellectual equivalent of ( the excruciatingly boring bits of ) Big Brother .
    And no – I did not watch that either except for thirty seconds of two people fast asleep in bed ….. says it all . Vacuous . Vapid. Valedictory ( hopefully ).

  38. 80
    Get a Grip says:

    Why are lefty views now almost always the property of public school educated upper middle class types? And why do we hear so much of supposed racism? I will tell you why comrades, because we dyed in the wool working class types proved to be unreliable when it came to fomenting the revolution.
    So we had to be sidelined, the old rhetoric of ‘what about the workers’ was replaced by endless boilerplate about racism, sexism, an amorphous mass known as ‘the poor’ and the rights of immigrants.
    Laurie and Owen and all their ilk are the great class warriors of our times but they would not know a worker if one fell on top of them. And thats the way they like it.

  39. 84
    My left foot's a brick says:

    Ah such is the stupid immaturity of youth…


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