‘Italy’s lockdown has been a recipe for disaster’. My article on #Italy’s government reactions to the #Covid-19 #coronavirus published by @spikedonline

This article was published on 27 March 2020 and can be accessed by clicking on the link below: Italy’s lockdown has been a recipe for disaster This is the text of the article: Italy’s lockdown has been a recipe for disaster The government’s haphazard response to Covid-19 has exacerbated the health crisis. Dominic Standish More … Continue reading

‘Inside Italy’s #coronavirus lockdown’. Discussion including my comments on #Covid-19 for @spikedonline podcast

This podcast was recorded on the evening of 12 March 2020 and was broadcast on 13 March 2020. You can listed to it on this website: Inside Italy’s coronavirus lockdown   Alternatively, you can listen by subscribing to The Spiked Podcast, which I highly recommend, using this link: The spiked podcast

‘Life inside the Italian lockdown.’ My article on how #Italy’s response to #coronavirus (#Covid-19) risks social & economic implosion. Published by @spikedonline

This article was published during the evening of 11 March 2020. It can be read by clicking on the link below: Life inside the Italian lockdown I welcome any comments or questions on this serious situation. As I predicted in this article, after it was published this evening Italy’s government extended the shutdown to all … Continue reading

My interview on @SkyNews live about #coronavirus in Italy

This interview was conducted live on Sky News on Monday 9 March 2020 and part of it can be viewed on Twitter (you probably need an account) by clicking on the image below. Sky News Live Interview I also had an article published by Spiked-online ‘How Italy succumbed to coronavirus’, which can be read by … Continue reading

‘How Italy succumbed to coronavirus.’ My article published by @spikedonline, before the irrational US government raised the risk level for travel to the Italian Veneto & Lombardy regions to level 4

This article was published on 27 February 2020. So it was published before the irrational response to  the coronavirus by the US government, which raised the travel risk level to Italy to level 3 late on 28 February 2020, then to level 4 for the Veneto and Lombardy regions on 29 February. The article can … Continue reading

The #coronavirus or #COVID19 outbreak in #Italy has been met by a risk-averse, fearful panic. Instead of banning direct flights, closing schools in non-affected areas, a rational management response is needed. My comments on @SkyNews daily podcast

While it is logical to lock down areas (mostly in the Lombardy region like Codogno, plus Vo’ Eugeneo) with multiple cases of coronavirus, it is irrational to close schools, universities, museums, monuments and companies in areas without cases of the virus. Many of these institutions have been closed until 1 March 2020 in 5 regions … Continue reading

Now people in Venice are tracked by 34 sensors around the city using cell phone data; the end of freedom and privacy!

Regulated Carnival! Remember when Carnival was known as an opportunity for free experimentation with the anonymous protection of a mask? This year, for the first time, you are being tracked if you have a cell phone! Venice City Council has installed 34 sensors around the city which will use cell phone data to track your … Continue reading

On #Brexit Day, reflections on the debate ‘THE FUTURE OF THE EU’, Battle of Ideas

As the UK leaves the European Union on 31 January 2020, it is a good moment to reflect on the informative debate at the Battle of Ideas festival titled ‘The Future of the EU: the return of remain and reform?’.  This was held at the Barbican centre in London on 3 November 2019. This is … Continue reading

‘The strange death of Italian democracy’. After regional elections in Italy, my thoughts published by @spikedonline

Following elections on Sunday 26 January 2020, this article was published on 28 January 2020. It can be read by clicking on the link below: The strange death of Italian democracy The text of the article is also here: The strange death of Italian democracy The loser of the last national election is now the … Continue reading

“The year the EU took over Italy”. My reflections on 2019 published by @spikedonline

This article was published by Spiked-Online on 29 December 2019. It can be read by clicking on the link below: The year the EU took over Italy This is the text of the article: The year the EU took over Italy The economy, immigration and the make-up of the cabinet are all conditional on Brussels’ … Continue reading

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