(scribbling away in the background here, trying to earn some extra pennies in time for Christmas so excuse my apparent aloofness!)
Berlusconi has now been walloped out of the game, to be replaced by Super Mar-EU who will do exactly as he is told by the EU, thus avoiding all that messy democracy nonsense. Some time ago I wondered if the EU would ever refuse to allow a country to elect a parliament of their own. Italy will have no election following the resignation of their Prime Monster and neither will Greece.
Super Mario's mushrooms are already sprouting:
His government is expected to consist of experts from Milan’s Bocconi
University, where he is president, but may also include politicians.
Now, I have no liking for politicians but they are at least elected. I can state that I didn't vote for any of them but someone did. Every politician in Wastemonster is someone's choice, even if none of them were, or ever would be, mine. They can eventually be voted out if the drones can be convinced of just how useless they really are.
Italy's new government is going to consist of academics who are pals of Super Mario, who nobody has ever voted for and who cannot be voted out. Some politicians will be allowed in. Some. A body that should consist entirely of elected representatives will now deign to allow some elected representatives a say. Only those who say the right things, of course.
That followed humiliating scenes when he [Berlusconi] was greeted by a jeering crowd,
who threw coins and branded him a “thief, buffoon and gangster” as he
went to hand in his resignation on Saturday.
The crowds laughed and jeered when their elected Prime Monster resigned to be replaced by a government of people they didn't vote for, who work for the benefit of the EU and the Euro, not for Italy and whom they can't vote out.
I wonder how long they'll keep laughing?