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April 20, 2006
by Nosemonkey
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Italian elections

Oh, and if you haven’t already, check out Phil on the continuing Italian elections nonsense – he keeps updating with more insanity, and Berlusconi keeps on refusing to accept the truth. I’m beginning to wonder how much longer it can … Continue reading

April 12, 2006
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Italian insight idiocy

You know how us bloggers are useless compared to “proper” journalists because we don’t have editors, our use of facts can be suspect, and we usually don’t know what we’re talking about? Well, it has to be said that over … Continue reading

April 11, 2006
by Nosemonkey

So long, Silvio?

God damn, this has been tight. Looks like a margin of less than 0.1% of the popular vote on an 83% turnout (via the Italy Magazine blog). Which only prompts the question, “what Italian in their right mind would want … Continue reading

April 10, 2006
by Nosemonkey


Were I not so busy, I’d be biting my nails to ragged stumps: “Mr Berlusconi’s centre-right coalition may narrowly retain control of both houses of parliament, according to projections from the Nexus pollsters.”Earlier, exit polls pointed to a narrow lead … Continue reading

March 13, 2006
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Berlusconi vs the press

Silvio Berlusconi would fit nicely into New Labour – insanely rich, doesn’t like answering questions, and accuses people of insulting him or having an agenda if they ask things he doesn’t like. That’s right, on being told he’s “not used … Continue reading

February 16, 2006
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Berlusconi + Mussolini, sitting in a tree…

A day after the good mini-Mussolini bit the dust, Silvio Berlusconi is seemingly making his fascistic, dictatorial aspirations clear as he announces his hope to team up with Il Duce’s daughter Alessandra, leader of a group of batty far-right loons … Continue reading

January 25, 2006
by Nosemonkey
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Italian shenanigans

Potentially dangerous populist nonsense being approved shortly before a potentially dangerous populist Prime Minister gets embroiled in an election campaign he’s trying to delay while battling (electrical) power crises (prompting only semi-joking suggestions that Russia is trying to help influence … Continue reading

October 21, 2005
by Nosemonkey

Berlusconi: “Just call me Il Duce. Oh, sorry. Did I say ‘Il Duce’? I meant, erm… Oh – look over there! It’s the Goodyear Blimp!”

Not content with reforming the voting system ahead of April’s elections, apparently to give himself a better chance of beating ex-EU Commission bod Romano Prodi (aka a potential Nosemonkey political hero for his consistant refusal to join any political party), … Continue reading