While an international corps of dedicated news media are camped at the roadside opposite the front door of the studio and the world waits with bated breath for an announcement confirming the arrival of the new Doctor Who and the revelation of his or her age, sex, weight, height, inside leg and waist measurement, as well as skin, hair and eye colour and full details of their entire previous acting career, there is a small group of republican dissidents whingeing about the "lack of democracy and transparency" in his appointment.
"It is entirely wrong that such a crucal world figure like The Doctor should be not only completley unelected, but also that the choice should be made behind closed doors and with no public srutiny or accountability. We claim to live in a democracy, but this person is simply foisted on us with no consultation or opportunity for objections. It's worse than living in Zimbabwe - at least there, you know well beforehand exactly who it is that's going to be foisted on you as leader."
Kate, William and George Mountbatten-Windsor are also believed to be unhappy about the way the new Doctor Who was selected.