A UKIP Millionaire Is Arguing With Mary Beard About Roman History And People Are Taking The Piss
Arron Banks says the Roman Empire was destroyed by immigration; classical historian and "fancy academic" Mary Beard says it wasn't.
Arron Banks, multi-millionaire UKIP backer and co-founder of the Leave.EU pro-Brexit campaign, has been telling historians what *really* caused the fall of the Roman empire. It was immigration, he says:
This caused things to kick off a little. Averil Cameron, a professor of antique and Byzantine history at Keble College, Oxford, pointed out that this was, not to put to fine a point on it, wrong:
At this point Banks, realising he was going against the weight of expert opinion, gracefully acknowledged that the two women he was arguing against probably knew more than he did about the subject they had dedicated their lives to, and withdrew from the conversation.
Because he is a grown-up.