Italian Politics

Far-Right Activists Almost Drown Attempting To Prove How 'Easy' Illegal Immigration Is

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Doubts have now been cast about the veracity of the story, with the secretary of the Modena Lega Nord saying he had not heard of the men invol...

When Anti-Politics Gets Elected - An Italian Lesson for Brand

Alessandro Bonzio | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Alessandro Bonzio

Brand and Grillo's critiques of the current political establishment are potentially compatible with the kind of revolution of politics we need. But the destructive rhetoric that characterises their views, built upon the idea of an 'us' versus an irresponsible and corrupt 'them', who are therefore not worth seeking a mediation with, probably is not.

Italian Communists Make Dramatic Attack On Royal Mail Sale

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.07.2013 | UK Politics

Vince Cable anticipated controversy when he announced the privatisation of the Royal Mail earlier this week. But now, he has to handle a dramatic ...

The Grillo Threat: Why We Should All Worry About 'Liberal Populism'

Will Brett | Posted 05.05.2013 | UK Politics
Will Brett

While there are good reasons for liberal populists to be disillusioned, the solution is not to abandon representative democracy but to reinforce it. The liberal populism of Grillo and his ilk must be confronted before it's too late.

Italian Elections: A Fellinesque World

Georgi Kantchev | Posted 28.04.2013 | UK Politics
Georgi Kantchev

Even though Fellini was not around to direct them, the recent general elections certainly look like they are following his scripts.

Italian Election Rocked By Comedy Candidate

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Comedy

A by-election in the European constituency of Italy has been rocked by an incredible performance at the polls by a relatively new, small party led by ...

Why Did the Pollsters Miss Beppe Grillo?

Jamie Bartlett | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jamie Bartlett

Grillo causes a big problem for polling companies. While mainstream candidates tend to end up close to predictions, new, populist, and radical parties often confound them.

Is It Finally All Over For Berlusconi?

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK

The seemingly unstoppable political force that is billionaire mogul Silvio Berlusconi, who emerged from his latest political foray neck-and-neck with ...

Italian Diary

Tony Baldry | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Politics
Tony Baldry

The conundrum of Italian politics is that those who are doing best are those who can portray themselves as the 'anti politician' candidates.

Satirising Silvio

Paolo Aleandri | Posted 12.01.2012 | UK
Paolo Aleandri

To shock is not enough for satire. Being merciless and brilliant is not enough either. What it needs for those who are reading it, listening to it and watching it to be scandalised. It needs a moral.

Is Berlusconi Beyond Satire?

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.01.2012 | UK

It was just under 2,000 years ago that a Roman named Horace invented satire. (True, Horace's obscure collection of poetry in dactylic hexameter doe...

The Italians

Ruggero Galtarossa | Posted 16.09.2011 | UK
Ruggero Galtarossa

For all Italians who live abroad or are acquainted with foreign people a day comes when a non-Italian asks them an uncomfortable question: "Why are you Italians the way you are?"

Berlusconi Claims He Won't Seek Re-Election | Posted 07.09.2011 | UK