SINCE the first cro-magnon told a neanderthal to look down then hit him in the nose, humanity has bullied. Here are some of the best.
Overweight and inadequate like so many bullies, Henry was mean to girls and contemptuous of rules after an argument with Euro-bully Pope Clement VII. Proceeded to claim he had the divine right of kings and dissolved the monasteries for being a bunch of stuck-up swots who could read.
The terror of Grange Hill from series four to eight, Stebson’s campaign of hatred toward Roland took in extortion, humiliation, and making the fat kid hit himself. Formed his own whites-only gang, like in US maximum security prisons, to fight a race war. A role model to a generation of 1980s bullies.
Such an arsehole he bullied a crap London team all the way to the FA Cup, knacker-grabbing Jones recognised his own dearth of talent early on and determined to level the playing field with intimidation and violence. Later did the same in Big Brother and Hollywood, proving bullying works.
Back to the Future bully who was such a prick to George McFly it changed the course of history, requiring time travel to solve. Then got hold of the time machine and took being a petty persecuting twat to such heights that he became a satire of Donald Trump, inspiring Donald Trump.
An independent review found that the wholly useless home secretary was so vile to her staff, shouting, swearing, throwing shit and launching a ‘vicious and orchestrated campaign’, that the government was forced to get rid of the independent adviser. A reformed Patel has turned to bullying the whole country instead.
Bullying reaches its apotheosis in Markle, history’s most unrestrained tyrant, who bullied palace staff so remorselessly that her brother-in-law released details to the press. Hair-pulling, spitting on lunch, writing toilet graffiti about a lady-in-waiting’s dad being a gaylord: Markle did the lot. Miraculously it’s stopped now she’s not a direct rival to Kate’s popularity.