So, the Tory Chief Whip, Andrew Mitchell, reportedly referred to police officers who were trying to do their jobs as ‘fucking plebs’ *, telling them it was ‘best you learn your fucking place’.
The angry tirade was sparked when the officers, following official parliamentary security procedures, refused to open the main gate for Mr Mitchell, and, instead, required him to push his bicycle through a side gate.
I have to say, Mitchell’s expletive-filled over-reaction to this minor inconvenience demonstrates the misplaced air of superiority felt, and the utter contempt in which we ordinary people seem to be held, by the majority of urban cyclists Tory MPs.
* Postscript: Oh, apparently he might not have. Still, though.