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England riots: 'The whites have become black' says David Starkey

13 August 2011 Last updated at 00:30 BST

Historian David Starkey has told BBC's Newsnight ''the whites have become black'' in a discussion on the England riots with author and broadcaster Dreda Say Mitchell and the author of Chavs, Owen Jones.

He also hit out at what he called the ''destructive, nihilistic gangster culture'' which he said ''has become the fashion''.

BBC iPlayer - Newsnight 12-08-2011