Italy’s anger with the EU needs to serve as a major wake-up call

Italy’s anger with the EU needs to serve as a major wake-up call

With Brexit on the horizon and the Italian people growing disillusioned with Brussels by the day, the time has come for a major rethink of Europe-wide policy

The events in Italy and Spain must be unsettling for ardent Europhiles. Italy, traditionally a rich western European nation and the cradle of much of our civilisation, has been encumbered with an unworkable currency, the euro, which has caused huge misery. A whole generation of young Italians has seen its future blighted by the actions of enthusiastic pro-EU politicians, who were more interested in ingratiating themselves with Brussels and Germany than with looking after the economic wellbeing of their own citizens. Many subsequently went on to land lucrative posts in EU institutions.

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