Who did the public despise? Journalists, estate agents, bankers, politicians. He decided to try a politician. He was a bit wary of attacking anyone with Labour connections – too feisty, all those Northern tap rooms – and lefties as a whole were pretty hard work. He'd mugged a couple of Guardian journalists in the backstreets of King's Cross - playing on their guilt rather than direct threats had worked a treat - but then George Monbiot had given him a proper pasting. Turned out he took part in bare-knuckle boxing in barns.