We’ve examined Briton’s greatest top 10 historical characters – as voted for by the British public – and no fewer than six were bullies, by our calculations. Gordon Brown can rest assured.
Meanwhile here are some letters we stumbled upon today: Can’t vouch for their authenticity.
To the National Bullying Helpline.
Dear Mrs Pratt,
I trust I can count on your discretion. I need your assistance because I am being bullied left, right and centre by powerful people.
Alistair Darling described me as “the forces of hell.” The Daily Telegraph called me “Mad Dog and McPoison”. Stephen Byers said I was “aggressive and hostile” while one blogger, Devil’s Kitchen, called me a “loathsome, lying…poisonous little moron.”
I feel really put upon. I’ve even had it in the neck from Boris Johnson, mayor of London, who called me the “slug on the milk bottle” and a “lately exploded pustule.”
I hope you can help me in my hour of need.