Oldrightie and why we voted leave and how love of democracy won.
I can indeed see certain similarities in those two pictures.
Certain similarities - but definite differences: Canute was showing his courtiers that he did not have the powers ascribed to him.
Raddy, sure Canute was brighter than The Boy. The latter believing he can pretend to stop the tide of EU Federalism, whilst neither wishing to do so nor believing he can.