All this talk of plebs recently had someone in the pub asking me, “what’s a pleb and what’s a plebiscite?”
So I told them about the Roman class divide of patricians and plebians. It’s no surprise to find a group of lesser importance way back in history. Today’s plebians are a broader base, all the way to the bottom of the pyramid.
I was reminded that “p atricians” like Andrew Mitchell have also been trying to screw us throughout history. The Romans it seems found a way to make them accountable.