The discussion around British atrocities in India, and the consequent demand for reparations, apologies, or even a mere acknowledgement has long been the subject of debate.
To that end, Twitter user TadgHickey posted a hilarious video depicting Britain meeting its old colonial conquests in a school-reunion type setting, and things get very awkward very fast.
The British Empire, but it's a school reunion in Cork pic.twitter.com/98WcUDCoPT— Tadhg (@TadhgHickey) March 15, 2021
The skit shows India and Ireland trading stories of misery in the 'old days', before a boisterous Britain barges in.
'Britain' then goes on to swig beer and wax eloquent about how happy it is about the divorce - referring to leaving the EU - and continually denies its colonial and racist history. The entire thing is brilliantly done, and he even tweeted about Shashi Tharoor afterwards!
The skit got a lot of praise for its hilariously incisive writing.
Fantastic Tadhg. The 1/4 Irish in me is respectfully rejoicing at this. The other 3/4 is just sad and having an interview with itself in the corner of the room.— surfsherpa (@surfsherpa) March 15, 2021
"The Indians LOVED it, we GAVE them RAILWAYS!!!"— DCharlie (@DCharlieJP) March 15, 2021
"2 WORLD WARS AND 1 WORLD CUP"
Fun enough the most vocal of the people who will ride the British's history have provided nothing of note themselves and all they have left is achievements they had no part of at all.
😂😂😂 brave man you are lmao. Love these sketches. Genius.— Saz 💟 (@HumanRi56) March 15, 2021
Very clever Tadhg. I’ll say a prayer for your Twitter mentions today 😯😬— Deb Murphy (@FeckinLife) March 15, 2021
Are you available for school lessons by any chance 👍— Ian (@iwd79) March 15, 2021
Now that's pure comedic talent!