My prediction that Brexit would be used to attempt a federalist constitutionalist putsch has come true

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4th December, 2016
Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi is the master of silly political gesturesGetty

Whatever the outcomes in today’s Italian referendum and the Austrian election for president, there is a sense of restlessness and unease abroad in the western democracies.

It can be argued that the Italian referendum is not of any inherent international significance, save for the fact that Matteo Renzi, the master of silly political gestures, indicated that he would resign if he was defeated. That crude piece of theatrics was, we presume, to try...

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