Just that the sentence I quoted made not a lick of sense.
So, what former self? Empire? Thatcher's Britain? The Pre-Recession Noughties? You probably mean Empire because you're probably an American and you still have very dumb ideas about the UK. If you're not actually American, you probably are culturally speaking.
But that just raises so many questions, because how is this silly Scottish man's fine a "cartoon parody" of the British Empire? How does this situation mock or satirise Victorian England? It makes zero sense, it's like you just said that sentense without considering a single word of it, which all but disqualifies it as being considered a setence. It's just a collection of words you chanced to make happen with a keyboard, you might as well have slammed your face down on the keys, maybe you did; monkeys, typewriters, Shakespeare and all that.
Unless, and this is almost too upsetting for me to comprehend, but what might have happened is you did in fact consider that a functional sentence. However, you're so unbelievably pretentious and simultaneously dense, that you thought that was a cutting and intelligent remark. There's no way though, is there, Anon, that you're that dumb, is there?