He had stated that "Slavery was not genocide" because "so many damn blacks" survived. Following these comments, he resigned or was fired from fellowships and other senior positions at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, Canterbury Christ Church University, the Mary Rose Trust board of trustees, History Today editorial board, his fellowships of the Royal Historical Society and Society of Antiquaries of London, his present book deal and also his previous book publisher, withdrawal of the Medlicott Medal awarded to him by the Historical Association, and the universities of Lancaster and Kent both opened formal reviews of his honorary graduate status. Starkey later issued an apology for his comment, stating: “It was intended to emphasise, in hindsight with awful clumsiness, the numbers who survived the horrors of the slave trade. Instead, it came across as a term of racial abuse..... I am very sorry for it and I apologise unreservedly for the offence it caused".
Like Starkey Sunday Times columnist revels in accusation s of racism and misogyny and included in these are attacks on the Welsh and Cymraeg , for which the UK Liberal media fail to call him out ,
tWO YEARS AGO LIDDLE columnist condemned for his comments about Wales and the Welsh language has devoted a column to attacking his critics.