There was uproar, mayhem and general chaos in government circles today when the chief whip accused some officials surrounding the leader's home of being "plebs".
Gaius Julius Caesar, leader of the Roman Empire and creator of the Julian calendar and the multi-lettuce salad with dressing, was believed to be incensed when he heard his chief whip was overheard calling a fellow member of the Roman senate a "pleb".
It appears that chief whip Marcus Bibulus, responsible for whipping the Christians, Gauls and Mesopotamians, was overheard calling Marcus Junius Brutus a "pleb" by both Mark Antony and Servilius Casca. And when a group of plebeians themselves overheard this, they became rather agitated, feeding some fifteen Christians to the lions in protest.
Marcus Junius Brutus, otherwise known as "et tu, Brute", said it was a stab in the back for the hard-working, land-owning Roman citizens who had toiled hard to get to where they were.
He added that just because Marcus Bibulus felt he could barge in on his chariot to see Caesar when it suited him, there was no reason to publicly insult other members of the ruling classes who were only doing their job outside the leader's home.