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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.”