If Italy really is to make a radical, momentous break with the Euro, sooner or later, voters should explicitly endorse the move.
Posts Tagged: Matteo Renzi
Henry Newman: The unified reaction to the Skripal affair suggests talk of Britain’s ‘isolation’ was premature
To listen to some commentators a few weeks ago, you’d have thought it was only EU membership – not shared interests and values – that brings allies together.
Salvatore Murtas: The Italian electorate’s message to the pro-EU political establishment is clear and blunt
The election result was simply voters’ latest desperate attempt to send political elites at home and in Brussels a final warning.
The vote split along geographic and political grounds; it is hard to see how any proper government can be formed between competing brands of populism.
Storming results for the Five Star Movement and the League pose big challenges to the established structure of Italian politics, to the EU, and to the left more generally.
Rebecca Coulson: Beware wanting to surrender democracy. For once you’ve done so, you may not get it back.
Only in a place or time where you hadn’t witnessed the effects on people of a lack of choice might you be willing to countenance it yourself.
His Machiavellian approach, backstabbing and dubious tactics cost him popular support. The nation’s problems remain unsolved.
Traditionally, a technocratic government would now steer the country through choppy waters. But this time that could lead to more instability.
With most ballots counted, he trails by 40 per cent to 60 per cent, on a 70 per cent turnout.
The referendum was meant to be about constitutional reform. Instead, it’s become an anti-politics storm which could have wide-reaching consequences.
Hammond’s debut. His big task is to persuade business that an Open Britain lies ahead after we leave the EU
Circumstances dictate a suck-it-and-see Autumn Statement – but also one that can transcend its own caution by pointing to a visionary landscape ahead.
A range of significant obstacles would need to be cleared to set about forming such a defence force. None of them is anything to do with Britain’s membership of the EU