‘Opposition is growing against Italy’s heavy-handed imposition of mandatory Covid vaccine passes for ALL workplaces.’ My article published by RT

Approximately 7,000 port workers in Trieste protesting against new rules requiring Italy’s COVID-19 vaccine green pass in workplaces On 15 October 2021, protests and strikes broke out across Italy against the government’s new law that all employees are checked in all workplaces to see if they the COVID-19 vaccine green pass. Protestors blocked ports for … Continue reading

‘Italy’s populists have betrayed their voters’. My article on politics in Italy, democracy, the EU and responses to COVID-19 published by spiked-online.

This article was published on 19 April 2021. In addition to the political realignments happening in Italy, the current government has now ramped up the largest public debt in the EU and the highest budget deficit in the EU as a percentage of GDP. The EU will not save Italy from the coming storm and … Continue reading

Italy’s government decrees on shipping and cruise ships in Venice include more poor decision-making

Were the government decrees on shipping and Venice issued late on 31 March 2021 and on 1 April 2021 rushed through before the Easter break? When I read about them on 1 April, I thought they were April Fools’ Day jokes. The decree issued on 31 March calls for public consultations and sanctions €2.2 million … Continue reading

‘Lockdown is adding salt to Italy’s wounds’. How Italy’s government is making Italians suffer due to its responses to #Covid-19. My article published by @spikedonline

On 26 November 2020, Spiked-online published my article on how Italians have suffered from Italy’s national lockdowns and the government’s responses to Covid-19. It can be accessed by clicking on this link and the text is also below: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/11/26/lockdown-is-adding-salt-to-italys-wounds/ Lockdown is adding salt to Italy’s wounds The Italian health service failed to prepare for a … Continue reading

‘Cutting Italian democracy down to size’. Italy’s referendum decision to reduce the size of its parliament is a sign of democratic decay. My article published by @spikedonline

This article assessing the broader impact of the referendum and the demise of parliamentary democracy was published on 30 September 2020 by Spiked-online.com. It can be read by clicking on the link below: https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/09/30/cutting-italian-democracy-down-to-size/ Here is the text of the article: Cutting Italian democracy down to size Italy’s decision to reduce the size of its … Continue reading

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