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(not satire – it’s the Tory Party!)

Considering the recent events in Ukraine, it’s not very surprising the Tories are desperately trying to hide their close links to President Putin’s United Russia Party.

The Tory Party has already had to close down its infamous pro-Putin ‘Conservative Friends of Russia” organisation after it was revealed it was formed with the help of a Russian intelligence agent called Sergey Nalobin based at the Russian Embassy in London.

The Tories have also just quietly suspended their own membership of the European Democrat Group in which they cooperate closely with Putin’s United Russia Party. The Tories haven’t actually left the group – they’re probably waiting until the Ukraine situation calms down before quietly reinstating themselves.

The current Chair of the grouping is state Duma member and close Putin ally Mr Alexey PUSHKOV – and Vice-Chair is the Tories’ very own Mr Christopher Chope MP:

Tories and Putin

As you can see there are plenty of other leading UK Conservatives in the pro-Putin group. Which isn’t all that surprising, considering Cameron’s Tory party and Putin’s United Russia Party have a lot in common.

One is an authoritarian, homophobic, right-wing, nationalistic group run by corrupt oligarchs and ruthless, money-grabbing gangsters posing as respectable businessmen.

And the other is the United Russia Party.


By the way, you can follow the Russian intelligence agent – Sergey Nalobin – on Twitter yourself if you want to see what a real life Russian spy likes to tweet about.

Just don’t tweet him any state secrets or you may find yourself being questioned by MI5.


Related articles by Tom Pride:

Ukraine shows folly of Cameron handing over 20% of UK gas supply to Russia

Ukraine: Putin backs down after Cameron threatens to watch Strictly instead of Paralympics

Never mind the EU – how about a referendum on loss of UK sovereignty to China?

Here’s why China investing in UK infrastructure might not be such a good idea:

Satire like Porn? How 3UK are bringing Chinese-style political censorship of web to UK

The government’s allowing our water, gas and electricity to be sold to the Chinese and no-one seems to be noticing

Did Cameron order the humiliation of Lech Walesa on the bidding of Beijing?


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