This mashup of Boris Johnson and Monty Python is hilarious

This mashup of Boris Johnson and Monty Python is hilarious
Tory MP says Boris Johnson must resign after 'breaking law he put ...

An inspired video is doing the rounds on combining Monty Python’s Life of Brian with Boris Johnson in the House of Commons to devastating effect.

The prime minister isn’t the most popular person in the UK right now given the fact that he has just been fined for parties held at Downing Street during the numerous Covid lockdowns, therefore, breaking his own rules.

As Britain seems to be becoming more Pythonesque by the day so the combination makes perfect sense. In the original scene, one of the most iconic from the legendary religious satire, The People’s Liberation Front of Judea are presented with what appears to be a rhetorical question by their leader Reg, played by John Cleese:

"What have the Romans ever done for us?"

Sign up to our new free Indy100 weekly newsletter

Unfortunately for Reg, those listening to the speech respond with the many positive aspects of Roman occupation such as sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, a freshwater system, public health and peace.

It’s almost as though the 1979 comic masterpiece has shades of the debate around withdrawal from the European Union.

The video, which combines the audio from the scene with footage of the prime minister in the Commons is a thing of wonder.

Have your say in our news democracy. Click the upvote icon at the top of the page to help raise this article through the indy100 rankings.

The Conversation (0)