Monday February 17, 2020

Another battle between insiders and outsiders

Italy is a country on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and a populist insurrection in today’s referendum could embolden Le Pen in France

4th December, 2016
Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi PIc: Getty

Today, Italy votes on a referendum that will change the course of not just Italy but the entire EU. While we gripe about water charges, bogged down by our own incompetence, the world around us is changing dramatically. These changes will have enormous ramifications for us.

Italy could easily become Europe’s Wisconsin. By this I mean that Wisconsin was a banker for the Democrats in the US election. It was a traditional Democrat state, but...

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