To be clear my definition of a dictatorship is a country where the freedoms spoken about in the UN declaration of human rights have been suspended. Where oppressive laws are enacted by the executive without being thoroughly discussed and voted on by elected representatives. Where there is no effective opposition. Where the police are told they can interpret guidelines rather that enforce the law as duly put into statute. Where elections are cancelled and the people are therefore unable to have their say.
My father used to say that the best form of government was a benevolent dictatorship, and that description could, possibly, be applied to the present conservative government in that they all probably think what they are doing is in the public good. Nevertheless, we should still recognise it for what it is - a dictatorship. If we don't, and allow it to continue it will not stay benevolent for very long.