Coming up to election time in Italy

This is today:

The dateline on this is January, 2010:

Italians were more likely than any other public included in the 47-nation survey conducted in 2007 to see immigration as a big problem in their country. More than nine-in-ten Italians (94%) considered immigration to be a big problem, including 64% who said it was a very big problem in Italy.

The dateline on this is November, 2016:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/733159/italian-villagers-protest-against-housing-migrants

This is current, leading up to the March 4th election in Italy:

https://sputniknews.com/europe/201802191061799043-anti-immigration-sentiments-italy-election/

What this says to me is:

1. The Italian govts have not taken a blind bit of notice, putting it all down to Far Right groups.

2. Berlusconi knows the mood of the country very well, hence his “deport immigrants” rhetoric leading up to the election. This is because:

a. His beloved mafia has turned against the migrants in a big way;
b. There are huge votes in populism at the moment as well.

FT article on polling

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Just a note about a post which appears to have disappeared – it has, it was not meant to be here. By mistake, I took a quote for my site but somehow put it at OoL. Sorry about that, it became part of a post over there yesterday.

4 comments for “Coming up to election time in Italy

  1. Hereward Unbowed.
    February 24, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    I know a couple of Italians, who live here but spend time working in Italy in family concerns (tourist related). I used to love to travel to Italia ( not anymore – sadly) and they like me, love Italy and they like me, know full well that Italy is sliding off a financial, cultural and moral cliff

    The Italians – to man and woman of them, know what they need to do (leave the Berlin Empire) however, it remains to be seen if they have the spine for it.

    Logic and common sense are (always?) sometimes smothered by pension concerns, narrow interests and preference to selecting: the easy option.

  2. February 24, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    The further Europe goes to the right and sees the future the left have planned for us the happier I am.

  3. February 25, 2018 at 3:06 am

    What seems to be, and I hope I’m wrong, is that this is all pre-election noise yet again, that the global left, under the guise of centre-right, will diddle this election too, same as always, and back it goes to same old after the event.

  4. Mona
    February 25, 2018 at 9:32 am

    I suggest the Italians firstly round up all those illegal scientists, doctors, surgeons, professors, engineers, teachers, and medical students, if they can find them.

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