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Wednesday, 21 July 2021

This 'comment' appeared in the 'Guardian' recently. How true is it?

Which two countries have these things in common?

A Leader who cares nought for democracy, except where it helps him

Whose government is supported by billionaires

That has a press that avoids criticism of the party and its leader

That has a press that applauds every move the leader and his party make

That supplies arms to dictators

That manipulates government funds

to its advantage

That tells its people it has their welfare at heart

That deliberately under-funds public services

That is largely Capital-oriented, with little knowledge of other regions of the country, nor the workers

Where the leader spurns normal moral practice

Where elected officials are not required to bring anything to the government except unwavering support

Where skills other than oratory are dismissed

Where the Leader can do what he wants, be accused, but knows that nothing will happen

Where inquiries are made into political behaviour but the findings are not published

Did you work it out?

Russia and the UK.

Downing Street declined to comment on these claims ahead of publication.

After initial online publication, Downing Street issued this statement: “Yesterday the Mirror and Guardian wrote inaccurate stories about our Government. Today they are writing more inaccurate stories. We will not waste our time answering a stream of false allegations from campaigning newspapers.”