‘A daft attempt to shut down Salvini’. Article by me on the EU’s failure to save migrants and why a German NGO ship captain should not be suing Italy’s elected deputy PM. Published by @spikedonline

This is the latest development in the debate about how Italy and the EU treats migrants and the role of NGO sponsored ships. Other articles on how this debate has developed can be viewed on this blog. This article was published on 18 July by Spiked-online and can be seen by clicking on the link … Continue reading

‘The EU’s war on African Migrants’. My article on how the EU and Italy are targetting migrants and their rescuers published by @spikedonline

‘The EU’s war on African Migrants’ was published by Spiked-Online on World Refugee Day, 19 June 2019. This can be read read by clicking on the link below; ‘The EU’s war on African Migrants’ This is the text of the article and I welcome any comments; The EU’s war on African migrants Everyone’s outraged by … Continue reading

‘Mini-BOTs: the next EU-Italy standoff?’ My article published by @spikedonline

On 12 June 2019, Spiked-online published my article ‘Mini-BOTs: the next EU-Italy standoff?’, which can be read by clicking on the link below: Mini-BOTs: the next EU-Italy standoff? This is the text of the article and I welcome any comments: Mini-BOTs: the next EU-Italy standoff? Dominic Standish There are fears Italy’s latest proposal could start … Continue reading

A cruise ship crash in Venice focuses minds on changing docks

The awful crash of the Opera cruise ship on the morning of 2 June 2019 thankfully only led to 4-5 minor injuries from various reports. The Opera had an engine failure and was blocked, but the thrust was on causing the speed to increase. It scraped along the dockside before crashing into a tourist boat … Continue reading

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

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