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5 October 2015

“There is no Dutch David Bowie“: Tory press office struggles to define Britain

CCHQ has tweeted about the UK's uniqueness, and it makes no sense.

By Media Mole

Britain. A unique nation. For where else would you find such hapless political press officers?

Here’s Tory HQ’s latest offering about how special our country is:

Eh?

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Inevitably, they’ve attracted a bit of ridicule on Twitter for their nonsensical definition of the UK. A few of the best:

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Inspired, your mole had a think about what else we have here that those lousy foreigners don’t. There’s no Japanese Bez, for one thing. And the Vatican is sadly unable to Compare the Meerkat. Not to mention those poor old spotted dick-free Slovenians.