He is desperate to stop people, the hoi polloi, the
poor, the old and the disabled from starting a civil war.
But the mask slipped when he showed in his Margaret Thatcher lecture the Bullingdon Boy's contempt for what he, as a classical scholar, might call the hoi polloi, the
Ancient Greek's term for the Great Unwashed.
He should also know that as much as they might display an empathy with the hoi polloi, the
blue bloods and the aristos always confine their friendships to those of the same class.
Rather than mix with the hoi polloi, the
stars of culture and business arrive like a deus ex-machina to perform for the plebs below, or to meet those waiting expectantly for them in the conference bubble.