Western history is replete with rich and well-connected reformers, often from the aristocracy, who took on the “establishment” or established legal codes or greater democracy in favour of the less well-off.

Draco, Solon, the Gracchus brothers and Julius Caesar are just some examples from antiquity which spring to mind – not to mention the British aristocracy, which, in contrast to many of the European continental colleagues, managed to avoid revolution after 1688.

In our current crazy climate, many of the above would be called populists.