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TV Tropes claims that the Monks storyline on Doctor Who (seen in "The Pyramid at the End of the World," etc.) is an allegory for Brexit:

...the actual Who Brexit allegory story (the Monks trilogy) is somewhat less on-the-nose

A brief search doesn't seem to turn up this connection, however, and I don't see the thematic analogy. For example, there's no exit from any organization—if anything, Earth enters an organization. There's a theme of revisionist history, but it's very broad. And so forth. But perhaps the themes are more subtle.

Is there any evidence that the Monks storyline was intended as an allegory or metaphor for Brexit?

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    The arc as a whole doesn't seem to fit, so probably down to The Lie of the Land with, as you said, revisionist history, and the conning of the public, but since it was honestly a pretty silly episode, I will avoid the headache of poorly attempted political metaphor by not caring.
    – Radhil
    Mar 29 '18 at 19:05
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    Doubtful, it was filmed 4 months after the vote. Time enough, true, but kind of a quick turnaround if so.
    – JohnP
    Mar 29 '18 at 19:30
  • To the close voters, we have a whole tag for what inspired a work, and this is often objectively answerable. Plus, I have a citation for notability, so I didn’t just make this up off the top of my head.
    – Adamant
    May 10 '18 at 22:07

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