If Italy really is to make a radical, momentous break with the Euro, sooner or later, voters should explicitly endorse the move.
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Will Italy’s new government blow the bloody doors off? Don’t get your hopes up. (Or your fears either.)
One day the country’s voters may dig in against the long squeeze imposed on them from northern Europe. But don’t be too sure it will happen yet.
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.
Traditionally, a technocratic government would now steer the country through choppy waters. But this time that could lead to more instability.
The referendum was meant to be about constitutional reform. Instead, it’s become an anti-politics storm which could have wide-reaching consequences.
The Prime Minister was in gracefully valedictory mode, while the Leader of the Opposition behaved like a not very articulate limpet.
By Tim MontgomerieFollow Tim on Twitter Here's your quick summary of Italy's election result. In fourth place with about 10%… Read more »
Mariano Rajoy, the quiet conservative likely to win next week’s election, holds the key to Spain’s future
By Matthew BarrettFollow Matthew on Twitter "Spain's economy records zero growth". "Spain unemployment at record high near 5 million". "Spanish… Read more »
Arianna Capuani: Silvio Berlusconi’s party loses control of Milan to the Left for the first time in nearly two decades
Arianna Capuani is responsible for foreign relations in the United Kingdom for the Italian localist think tank Fondazione per la… Read more »
If Silvio Bersluconi loses tomorrow’s no confidence vote, his downfall will owe much to his lack of a traditional party machine
Giovanni Spinella is a ward chairman within Hampstead and KIlburn Conservative Association. Let there be no doubt: should Silvio Berlusconi’s… Read more »
By Tim Montgomerie On Wednesday David Cameron flew to Rome for dinner with his Italian counterpart, Silvio Berlusconi. Photographs of… Read more »
Last weekend Silvio Berlusconi addressed a rally in Rome of 150,000 supporters with the soundtrack to Star Wars as his… Read more »