The ‘Pleb’ Paradox

Richard Kimbell
2013, Vol. 18, No. 2,


Over the last few months we have all been battered
(bored) to death with the controversy surrounding the
resignation of Andrew Mitchell, the former Chief Whip of
the Conservative party, for allegedly calling a policeman a
‘pleb’. I recently had cause to re-examine this incident
through a different set of spectacles…and – quite
unexpectedly – they brought into sharp focus for me a
quite different, and formerly inexplicable, aspect of
government activity.


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