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.”