Ken & Putin: Ever Seen These Two in the Same Room?

One is a controversial politician, mired in financial scandals, with no legitimacy, who refuses to exit the stage, the other is Vladimir Putin. When Guido joked yesterday that topless Ken had done a Putin, he didn’t quite realise the extent of the resemblance between everyone’s favourite hypocrite and Moscow’s muscle man. It really is a case of spot the difference:

When Putin turned on the waterworks after his surprise victory last week, he was obviously taking a leaf out of Ken’s play book. Naomi never did tell us where Charles Taylor’s blood diamonds ended up and with mutual friends like these, who needs accountants? If Tower Hamlets is anything to go by, these two also share a similar disregard for democracy. Though Livingstone will be lucky to poll at 49, let alone 99 percent…

Via Alex Wickham



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