Political Publications

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‘Cutting Italian democracy down to size.’ Spiked-online.com, 30 September 2020 Cutting Italian democracy down to size

‘The people are leading Italy out of lockdown.’ Spiked-online.com, 21 May 2020 The people are leading Italy out of lockdown

‘The Italian crisis is only just beginning.’ Spiked-online.com, 27 April 2020 The Italian crisis is only just beginning

‘Italy’s lockdown has been a recipe for disaster.’ Spiked-online.com, 27 March 2020 Italy’s lockdown has been a recipe for disaster

‘Life inside the Italian lockdown.’ Spiked-online.com, 11 March 2020 Life inside the Italian lockdown

‘How Italy succumbed to coronavirus.’ Spiked-online.com, 27 February 2020 How Italy succumbed to coronavirus

‘The strange death of Italian democracy.’ Spiked-online.com, 28 January 2020 The strange death of Italian democracy

‘Seenotrettung im Mittelmeer: Land in Sicht?’ in Grenzen und Spaltungen. Immigration nach Europa,  My chapter on the role of Italy in the European Union’s barbaric treatment of migrants from Africa, in Borders and divisions Immigration to Europe. Published in Germany, December 2019, “BORDERS AND DIVISIONS. IMMIGRATION TO EUROPE.” NEW BOOK PUBLISHED IN GERMANY INCLUDING MY CHAPTER ON ITALY AND THE EU

‘The year the EU took over Italy.’ Spiked-online.com, 29 December 2019 The year the EU took over Italy

‘EU drones watch as migrants drown.’ Spiked-online.com, 14 August 2019 EU drones watch as migrants drown

‘A daft attempt to shut down Salvini.’ Spiked-online.com, 23 July 2019 A daft attempt to shut down Salvini

‘The EU’s war on African migrants.’ Spiked-online.com, 19 June 2019 The EU’s war on African migrants

‘Mini-BOTS: the next EU-Italy standoff?’ Spiked-online.com, 12 June 2019 Mini-BOTs: the next EU-Italy standoff?

“Salvini’s success and the crisis of the EU.” Spiked-online.com, 30 May 2019 Salvini’s success and the crisis of the EU

“Why Italy’s potential deal with China terrifies the EU.” Spiked-online.com, 3 April 2019 Why Italy’s potential deal with China terrifies the EU

‘Debate: with Italy now in recession, is the nation facing an economic crisis?’  CityA.M, 1 February 2019 DEBATE: With Italy now in recession, is the nation facing an economic crisis?

“The year the EU went to war with Italy.” Spiked-online.com, 30 December 2018 The year the EU went to war with Italy

“Italy’s fight for independence.” Spiked-online.com, 11 November 2018 Italy’s fight for independence

“Five Star’s hypocrisy over the Morandi Bridge disaster.” Spiked-online.com, 21 August 2018 Five Star’s hypocrisy over the Morandi Bridge disaster

‘Fortess Europe is no friend of migrants.’
Spiked-online.com, 20 June 2018
FORTRESS EUROPE IS NO FRIEND OF MIGRANTS

‘Treating Italy like a Euro-colony.’
Spiked-online.com, 7 June 2018
TREATING ITALY LIKE A EURO-COLONY

‘The Thwarting of Italian Democracy.’
Spiked-online.com, 24 May 2018
THE THWARTING OF ITALIAN DEMOCRACY

‘Now it’s time for “Italeave”.’
Spiked-online.com, 7 March 2018
NOW IT’S TIME FOR ‘ITALEAVE’

‘The rejection of Renzi: A good day for democracy.’
Spiked-online.com, 6 December 2016
THE REJECTION OF RENZI: A GOOD DAY FOR DEMOCRACY

‘Matteo Renzi and Italy’s coup d’état.’
Spiked-online.com, 20 February 2014
Matteo Renzi and Italy’s coup d’état

‘Book Review: Mick Hume, There is No Such Thing As a Free Press…and we need one more than ever.’
Theory in Action, 31 January 2014
Book Review: Mick Hume, There is No Such Thing As a Free Press…and we need one more than ever.

‘Italy: why the EU is panicked by populism.’
Spiked-online.com, 4 March 2013
Italy: why the EU is panicked by populism

‘Democracy takes a beating in Italy.’
Spiked-online.com, 17 December 2009
Democracy takes a beating in Italy

‘Why Berlusconi beat the “Italian Obama”.’
Spiked-online.com, 16 April 2008
Why Berlusconi beat the ‘Italian Obama’

‘Playing politics with abortion.’
Spiked-online.com, 22 February 2008
Playing politics with abortion

‘Pantomime politics, Italian-style.’
Spiked-online.com, 30 January 2008 Pantomime politics, Italian-style

‘Prodi v Berlusconi: Italy’s ugliest election?’
Spiked-online.com, 11 April 2006
Prodi v Berlusconi: Italy’s ugliest election?

‘Were Londoners told the truth?’
Spiked-online.com, 14 July 2005
Were Londoners told the truth?

‘Careless Whimper.’
Tech Central Station Daily, 6 August 2004
Careless Whimper

‘No Beating about the Bush.’
Spiked-online.com, 8 June 2004
No beating about the Bush

‘Behind the lines of the general strike.’
Spiked-online.com, 30 October 2003
Behind the lines of the general strike

‘When il capo met kapo.’
Spiked-online.com, 10 July 2003
When il capo met kapo

‘Italy’s flagging war.’
Spiked-online.com, 4 March 2003
Italy\’s flagging war

‘No peace in the piazza.’
Spiked-online.com, 18 February 2003 No peace in the piazza

‘With the ring-a-ring o’ roses, democracy is falling down.’
Italy Daily section of the International Herald Tribune, 19-20 October 2002
With the ring a ring o roses democracy is falling down

‘Playing at politics.’
Spiked-online.com, 14 August 2002
Playing at politics

‘No far-right turn.’
Italy Daily section of the International Herald Tribune, 3 May 2002
No far right turn

‘Where are Le Pen friends now?’
Spiked-online.com, 29 April 2002
Where are Le Pen friends now?

‘A cry to be heard.’
Spiked-online.com, 18 April 2002
A cry to be heard

‘A general lack of nerve.’
Italy Daily section of the International Herald Tribune, 15 April 2002
A general lack of nerve

‘Challenging Pension Reforms.’
Italy Daily section of the International Herald Tribune, 2-3 February 2002
Challenging Pension Reforms

‘The Road to Damascus.’
Italy Daily section of the International Herald Tribune, 18 October 2001
The Road to Damascus

‘The Italian gaffe.’
Spiked-online.com, 2 October 2001
The Italian gaffe

‘Verwandelt die Wahl Berlusconis Italien zur “Bananenrepublik”?’
Novo, No. 53, July-August 2001
Verwandelt die Wahl Berlusconis Italien

‘The Genoa Tales.’
Spiked-online.com, 24 July 2001
The Genoa Tales

‘Putting Police Actions on Trial.’
Italy Daily section of the International Herald Tribune, 26 July 2001
Putting Police Actions on Trial

‘Mixing Up Crime and Immigration.’
Italy Daily section of the International Herald Tribune, 18 June 2001
Mixing Up Crime and Immigration

‘Politics: A Disengaging Affair.’
Italy Daily section of the International Herald Tribune, 18 May 2001
Politics A Disengaging Affair

‘Italy’s unfashionable elections.’
Spiked-online.com, 15 May 2001
Italy’s unfashionable elections

The Pope’s ‘anti-fascist’ Christmas tree.’
Spiked-online.com, 29 December 2000
The Pope\’s \’anti-fascist\’ Christmas tree

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