I’m in a good mood after Murdoch’s missus lamped that UK Uncut nutcase (no wonder Rupe was so quiet… “Yes, dear… anything you say…”), so let’s play a little game…
The [country's] economy is facing a complete breakdown, yet no political party is even putting forward economists or coherent economic visions to their shop front.
Many of them support unsustainable subsidies and populist policies of expanding employment in state sectors.
The [country's] state continues to brush all of the ills under the carpet with cheap talks … and feeble public gestures.
Naah, it’s… well, actually, I’ll leave it for a bit and see if anyone (who hasn’t read the article in question and doesn’t Google it, although I’m not sure how I’ll tell) gets it.
Update: Yes! I finally got the Cats server to co-operate, so I can post the answer. It’s from this Commentator piece about… Egypt. But since nobody who hadn’t obviously read it already figured it out, the glittering prize of exclusive hand-crafted Counting Cats brand kudos goes to Lynne for taking my point that it could really describe just about anywhere.