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In search of a European identity

October 14, 2008
by James Clive-Matthews
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Italian racism – not just against Roma

After the worrying moves against Italy’s Roma population back in the summer, it seems that racial tensions are on the rise Italy-wide. After all, if the state’s going to sanction the persecution of one ethnic minority, why not start having … Continue reading

September 5, 2008
by James Clive-Matthews
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European Commission: It’s not racist to target a particular ethnic group for police persecution

Good news for fascists today – according to the EU, it’s no longer racist to target a particular ethnic group based on folklore that suggests they’re all criminals. Up next from Italy and the EU, fresh policies to deal with … Continue reading

July 18, 2008
by James Clive-Matthews
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*Yawn* Another topical Holocaust/Nazis post

Yesterday I went to my uncle’s funeral. 88 years old and alert and amusing until the day he died. I never knew that he was in the RAF during the war – back-end technical support, I believe. One of the … Continue reading

February 16, 2006
by James Clive-Matthews
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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 James Clive-Matthews
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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 James Clive-Matthews
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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

October 11, 2005
by James Clive-Matthews
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Italy: Rupert Murdoch lies out of his arse, and a bit on electoral reform

(I hate migranes by the way – I’ve been out of action for eight hours today…) Tax-dodging media mogul Rupert “I really shouldn’t say this, but” Murdoch has announced that he won’t be taking sides in the Italian elections expected … Continue reading

October 7, 2005
by James Clive-Matthews
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Leaders come, leaders go

So Howard steps aside gracefully, leaving chaos in his wake; Blair clings to power even after saying he’s going to go, breeding resentment and fear respectively among his heir’s and his own supporters; Kennedy faces down his internal opponents and … Continue reading

April 20, 2005
by James Clive-Matthews
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Bye bye Berlusconi

So, farewell, then Dodgiest democratically-elected dude And longest-serving Italian premier for decades. You followed Bush Like a loyal pup, But your corruption And control of Italy’s media, Plus your arrogance And self-pardoning ways, Makes me glad you’re gone, Albeit only … Continue reading