In their day, the Pythons had plenty of fun at the Kray’s expense.
Beloved folk heroes in and beyond their East End London turf, the Kray twins were notoriously sadistic and clearly mentally ill.
That didn’t deter the Pythons from sending up the Kray’s legend.
So I was struck when, another peer, Lord Tibbet “provoked anger among Muslims” in 2009 “by comparing [the UK’s growing number of] Islamic sharia courts to gangsters.
“He likened the tribunals to the ‘system of arbitration of disputes that was run by the Kray brothers’.”
Which brings us to today.
I almost didn’t think to write about this, because by now, the cowardice of supposedly “courageous” and “edgy” “artists” in the face of Muslim intimidation is so utterly commonplace.
But what kind of Python pupil would I be if I hesitated to criticize my idols themselves?