Salvini’s success and the crisis of the EU; article by me published by @spikedonline

Following the election for the EU Parliament in Italy on 26 May 2019, the article in the link below was published by Spiked-online on 30 May 2019; Salvini’s success and the crisis of the EU This is the text of the article and feel free to comment, thanks; Salvini’s success and the crisis of the … Continue reading

Venice City Council approves fining and banning people from the local area for ‘anti-social’ behaviour

On 16 May 2019, by a majority of 22 for and 6 against, Venice City Council approved a range of police and security regulations for the urban area, as set out on its website (only in Italian) here: Il Consiglio comunale approva il nuovo Regolamento di Polizia e Sicurezza urbana These regulations will impact many … Continue reading

Italy and China agreement for Belt and Road rattles the EU. My article on this published by @spiked-online

This deal has important potential for both countries. So why has it been criticised by so many Western leaders? All is revealed if you click on the link below: Why Italy’s potential deal with China terrifies the EU Alternatively, here is the text of the article: Why Italy’s potential deal with China terrifies the EU … Continue reading

London business newspaper City A.M. @CityAM published my contribution to ‘DEBATE: With Italy now in recession, is the nation facing an economic crisis?’

On 1 February 2019, CityA.M. published my comments in its newspaper and on its website about whether Italy is currently facing an economic crisis. These can be read by clicking on the link below and I welcome any comments: DEBATE: With Italy now in recession, is the nation facing an economic crisis?

My comments on Venice’s new tourist charge published in The Observer

On 6 January, The Observer newspaper in the UK published an article with many comments about Venice, including mine. It can be read by clicking on the link below; The Death of Venice?

In 2018, the EU consistently undermined democracy in Italy. My article reviewing this published by @spikedonline

On 30 December 2018, Spiked-online published my article tracing how EU institutions and officials intervened in Italy from its elections to its economy. It can be read by clicking on the link below; The year the EU went to war with Italy

My article on Italy’s economy and EU interference published by @spikedonline

The EU has undemocratically intervened in Italy over a number of years, as I have documented in many articles for Spiked-online, which published my thoughts on the latest dispute over Italy’s budget on 11 November 2018. This can be read by clicking on the link below: Italy’s fight for independence Here is the text of the … Continue reading

‘WAR ON PLASTIC: A LOAD OF RUBBISH?’ BATTLE OF IDEAS PANEL DEBATE, LONDON’S BARBICAN, 14 OCTOBER 2018: AUDIO FILE & FILM CLIPS

I produced and was one of four speakers who gave seven minute introductions on this topic, before some great audience questions and discussion. Click on one of the links below for an audio file of the debate. The first link is a little slow to load as it is a big file. If you have … Continue reading

‘WHERE IS EUROPE GOING?’ Battle of Ideas lively panel debate, London’s Barbican, 13 October 2018: audio file & film clips

‘WHERE IS EUROPE GOING?’ Battle of Ideas lively panel debate, London’s Barbican, 13 October 2018 This was an open discussion without opening introductions, chaired by; Bruno Waterfield, Brussels correspondent, The Times; co-author, No Means No I was one of four speakers listed below and two of my comments were filmed and can be viewed using these links, even … Continue reading

Italy’s terrible Morandi Bridge disaster in Genoa. My article published on Spiked-online

FIVE STAR’S HYPOCRISY OVER THE MORANDI BRIDGE DISASTER. Italy’s terrible Morandi Bridge disaster in Genoa. My article published on Spiked-online on 21 August 2018 can be read by clicking on the link below; FIVE STAR’S HYPOCRISY OVER THE MORANDI BRIDGE DISASTER  

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