Pre-Democracy in Merry Olde England – Monty Python

Pre-Democracy in Merry Olde England - Monty Python

And now for something completely different. Monty Python’s ‘Repressed Citizen Sketch’ takes us to the days when the monarchy reigns supreme. It’s good to be King – until Arthur happens across a spunky little autonomous collective. The collective believes that the supreme executive power derives from a mandate from the masses, not from some farcical aquatic ceremony involving a watery tart.

Furthermore, the King is informed, he is hanging onto outdated dogma that oppresses the masses.
We may have dumped the monarchy along with the tea, but I suspect that some in power identify with ultimate, entitled power, although the story of Arthur’s entitlement is much more prosaic than hacking the email of ones opponent.

I wonder if it’s too late to say ‘sorry’ to England?