Following the ruling by the Supreme Court that Parliament will have the final say on the whatever Brexit agreement the government succeeds in negotiating with the European union, British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she plans to appeal to a higher authority, namely The Time Lords in the BBC’s long running science fiction series, Dr Who.
“Until Tony Blair messed everything up “The Supreme Court was ” The Law Lords”, a group of senior judges sitting in the House of Lords, a body so removed from reality that it’s only fair and proper that we look to another similar fictional institution, like the Time Lords of Gallifrey for guidance on such an important matter,” May explained Tuesday.
May denied reports claiming that if the existing House of Lords looked like voting against her “red, white and blue Brexit” bill she would simply elevate Jeremy Corbyn, Nigel Farage, Michael Gove and other leading Leave-ists to the peerage in order to gain a majority in favour.
“Since the ejection of hereditary conservative peers it simply hasn’t been an institution to be trusted,” she said suggesting that the Lords reform Act introduced by the newly elected Labour Government of 1997, was simply a time-hopping stunt by Remain supporters aimed at undermining the will of the people.
“Unlike the Supreme Court, Dr Who and the fictional world of Gallifrey is an indivisible British institution which retains the trust and support of the great British public, and can be trusted to deliver the ruling that I want, ” she said.
Asked to explain some of the detail of her “Red, white and blue Brexit” plan, May instead quoted eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith from the 2011 Dr Who series “The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
“No idea. Do what I do. Hold tight and pretend it’s a plan!” she said grinning maniacally and fiddling with her Vivien Westwood dicky bow.
Smith was unavailable for comment Tuesday, however in a recent TV interview to celebrate his 83rd birthday, fourth Doctor Tom Baker, archly suggested that the Time Lords best resembled a bag of jelly babies.
“They come in a variety of colours, but none of them has a spine,” he said reminding viewers that in the 1978 series “The Invasion of Time” he managed to have himself appointed President of the High Council of Time Lords despite being accused of having murdered the incumbent. One of the few strategies not yet employed by Nigel Farage in an effort to have himself appointed a life peer.