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Nosemonkey's EUtopia

In search of a European identity

February 16, 2006
by Nosemonkey
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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

April 20, 2005
by Nosemonkey

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