Plebgate is starting to take on elements of the Shakespeare play Much ado about Nothing. During this play Borachio (or is it Conrade? been a while since I’ve read or seen it) at one point calls Dogberry a Knave (or was it an ass?). Throughout the play, Dogberry continually refers back to this incident and in addition sir, I believe he may have called me a Knave.
Similarly, as I commented at the time, Andrew Mitchell used many expletives and four letter words (that would get most of the rest of us arrested) at the police and generally acted like a pompous upper class twit, but it is this Dogberryesque slight that has had the cops going ….and we think sir….. he may have called me a pleb.