We are on the same track, on the same train – simply a couple of carriages behind the United States...


First published in January 2021.


Get off your high horse, Britain.

Since WW2, less than half our Prime Ministers started the job after winning a general election since 1900.

Our current PM, Boris Johnson, was chosen by 139,318 Tory Members, who had to pay to get a vote – of which only 92,153 of them voted for him.

The PM literally cancelled parliament when it was inconvenient to him...

Boris Johnson. | Number 10

We have 792 unelected parliamentarians, and 650 elected parliamentarians.

Only Iran and the UK reserve automatic places for unelected religious figures in their parliaments.

Our constitution is not codified, and is mostly built from precedents that can be superseded at a moment’s notice.

65% of our judiciary went to the same dozen private schools.

The man behind Fox News, Rupert Murdoch, is one of the two men who control more than two-thirds of the UK’s print newspaper market.

Almost every other national newspaper is owned by a tax avoider, a Russian oligarch, or a pornographer.

In 2021, we launch our first Fox News-style news channel, where for the first time “opinion” will be the central purpose, rather than accurate news.

A far-right activist murdered an MP, whilst shouting “Britain first”...

Boris Johnson. | Number 10

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been sacked three times for lying.

The PM has sole power to decide whether to apply Ministerial Standards... and didn’t...

The government gives billions of unaccountable taxpayer money to companies which, at the election, will give that money back as “donations” to the Tory party, and so the wheel spins. Nobody can explain a material difference between “donations” and “corruption”...

The government just implemented the biggest change to our country for 45 years without a mandate, because the Brexit they delivered bears no resemblance to the one promised.

Our politics is corrupted by the Murdoch, Bannon, Cambridge Analytica, Koch Brothers, Robert Mercer – same as the United States.

Invasion of the U.S. Capitol, 6 January 2021. | Sky News

If you think this can’t happen here, you are wrong. It can.

It is.

We are on the same track, on the same train – simply a couple of carriages behind the United States.🔷




Russell Jones, Designer, data analyst, blogger.


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[This piece was first published as a Twitter thread and turned into the above article on 8 January 2021 with the purpose of reaching a larger audience. It has been minorly edited and corrected, and published with the author’s consent. | The author of the tweets writes in a personal capacity.]

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