Mitchell got his nickname ‘Thrasher’ at Rugby public school where he was a prefect in the days when it was still legal for them to hit small boys. He is a wealthy man. He is the fourth member of his family to be an MP. He is a banker in a family of bankers. At one stage as a backbencher he had six directorships and a financial consultancy making him hundreds of thousands every year - in addition to his pay as an MP.
The Daily Mail revealed: “Earlier this year he was revealed to be a major investor in a network of offshore companies (owned by a parent company incorporated in the British Virgin Islands) that, according to the authorities, was guilty of ‘aggressive tax avoidance’ by using a loophole to dodge paying £2.6million in stamp duty.” Daily Mail 22/9/12
In sum he is an arrogant, nasty, tax-avoiding tosser.
The Daily Mail also gave details of his outburst: “The police report into Wednesday night’s incident – already being called ‘Gategate’ – details how Mr Mitchell said: “‘I’m the chief whip. I’m telling you open this gate. I’m the chief whip and I’m coming through these gates. Best you learn your ****ing place. You don’t run this ****ing government. You’re ****ing plebs.’ (ibid)
The classic line of pompous buffoons everywhere, “Don’t you know who I am?” received short shrift from the special protection squad member. ‘Chief Whip’ probably rang bells from the ‘S & M’ part of their training. The remarks about being '****ing plebs' and 'Best you learn your ****ing place', fits into the picture of ‘them’ and ‘us’.
Posh Dave and his toff chums did not need this. It reminds us all just how privileged and rich our rulers are. It also revealed the contempt that these rich tory tossers have for the great majority of the electorate. And it reminded anyone who cares to think about it that they have one rule for us and another rule for them - particularly when it comes to paying taxes.
And it is yet another reason to throw them out of government as soon as we can.