Why England Isn’t Russia

Orwell once famously observed that the goose-step could never be adopted by British soldiers because, if they marched in the streets, the English would just burst out laughing. I wonder if he thought a solemn picture of a prime minister on the phone with an American president would one day do the same thing:

At which point, it was off to the races … :

… and it gets progressively very, very silly:

Then this:

Till the dogs take over:

And so reassured that English democracy is still alive and well, I carry on with my day.