(Hooray - Walston is posting again!)
Once again, it’s the Genoese comic, Maurizio Crozza who has taken the best measure of “Italy’s mayor”, the former mayor Florence, Matteo Renzi. He has been imitating the ambitious young local administrator for almost two years now and identified his key features as his youth and lack of clear programme. Renzi follows the Florentine stereotype as a honey-tongued talker always with the sharp and witty reply ready but usually signifying nothing. He’s often compared to an Italian Tony Blair (43 when he became prime minister, and above all someone who made the Labour Party into a winner).
Read the whole of Walson’s post.
In nessun altro paese dell’UE si disperde così tanto denaro e i politici sono così facilmente corruttibili: nel confronto europeo l’Italia è il paese che soffre maggiormente del problema della corruzione con un danno finanziario pari a 60 miliardi di euro. Il principale responsabile di questo è l’ex-Primo Ministro Berlusconi.
Non sorprende più di tanto…
A big, fat one with a second, parallel one just barely visible on the left.
It seems to go on forever…
US musician Phil Everly, one half of the Everly Brothers, has died, aged 74, in California, his family says.
Thanks for so many memories, Phil.