Monday, December 05, 2016

Quitaly Begins: Italy referendum: ‘People don’t trust establishment, want big changes’

The defeat of Italian Prime Minister Renzi's in Sunday's referendum on constitutional reform, though not a surprise in the way that Brexit and Donald Trump’s win in the US Presidential election, show that people are not happy with their government’s performance, don’t trust the elite and want more radical reforms, says Italian journalist, Marcello Foa. Renzi had been an ardent pro - European even though he is a vocal critic of the EU's immigration and austerity policies, and has called for Italy to take back control of its own finances.

The reforms in Renzi's proposals would have made it more difficult for the upper house in Italy's national assembly to veto laws put forward by the administration, thus making it easier for pro - EU federalisation governments to impose changes to legislation demanded by the unelected bureaucrats of the EU's ruling European Commission. 

On the defeat of his referendum proposal being announced, Renzi immediately resigned, saying his government's position had become untenable. The defeat was by a substantial margin with about 60% of votes cast going to the NO campaign, led by satirist and comedian Beppe Grilo's Five Star movement. At least the globalist propagandists of mainstream media cannot honestly describe Five Star as 'extreme right wing'. While the movement may be opposed to uncontrolled mass immigration, further surrender of sovereign powers to EU bureaucrats in Brussels and continued membership of the single currency system (The Euro), the main points of their policy positions (the Five Stars) put them to the left of the UK Labour Party, France's Socialists, Germany's Social Democrats and the USA's Obmacrats.

Beppe Grillo, 5 Star leader and Virginia Raggi, Mayor of Rome

As was the case with Brexit and Trump, Italy's populist movement, which is made up of Five Star and the more conservative but equally anti - establishment Liga Nord, is hard to pigeonhole in the simplistic categories of left and right or conservative and liberal. In many ways, it is easier to define by what it is not rather than what it is. Italian populism sees itself as Euro-skeptic, anti-establishment (whether left or right) and anti-corruption.

When Beppe Grillo founded the Five Star Movement (M5S), the standard-bearer of Italian populism, was so-named because of the five causes it originally espoused: public water, improved transportation, sustainable development (not in the narrow sense of subsidised wind and solar energy, but sustainable agriculture and a less consumerist culture,) free internet access and environmentalism. These are hardly right-wing causes, but nor are they the agenda of the Italian centre - left political establishment which supports European federalism, globalism and an economic model based on infinite economic growth.

After M5S scored major victories last June, winning mayoral races in Rome and Turin as well as over a dozen other cities, it established itself as Italy’s most significant opposition force. Its rise in popularity has continued unabated ever since.

“The propaganda of the regime and all its lies are the first losers of this referendum,” said Beppe Grillo, “Times have changed.”

Virginia Raggi, Rome’s M5S mayor, called the referendum outcome a victory for democracy, tweeting that “our revolution will not stop, in Rome and in Italy.”

Renzi had to resign because the referendum, which most Italians saw as a chance to express their distate for Renzi and the European Union,  was his initiative. 
Italian journalist Anna MazzoneMazzone argues that the majority of Italians would prefer the government to focus on other things rather than amending the constitution. The country’s economy “is suffering” she said, and “almost three million Italians” live in poverty; addressing these problems should be a priority for authorities.

“The solution could be to focus on the problems, instead of other things like the constitution, for example. This government failed because it proposed a lot of reforms like the Jobs Act,” Mazzone told RT. The labor reform proposed by Renzi was known as the Jobs Act was “not effective” in sorting the problem of unemployment as “34 percent of young Italians still cannot find a job,” she added.

Another Italian journalist, Marcello Foa, argues that Matteo Renzi, who had been very popular at the beginning of his time in office, “was promising too much” but didn’t fulfill many of his promises.

“A large part of the population doesn’t trust him anymore,” he told Russia Today. Mainly the referendum was about people deciding between giving “this kind of prime minister” more powers or keeping unchanged “the constitution, which has been very reliable and affordable for many years,” he said.


Italian Referendum: Italy could be the next EU Domino to fall
The UK’s vote to leave the EU will not only break the ties between the UK and the bloc, and probably between Scotland and England — it has the potential to destroy the eurozone. This is not the issue at the forefront of people’s minds right now. But it is potentially the biggest impact of all. I am convinced Brexit’s consequences will be neutral to moderately negative for the UK but devastating for the EU.

Italian Referendum possible outcomes

Europe: Democracy and integration
Europe and corruption
Europe cracks under immigration burden
European Union steals national sovereignty
Euro: Sacrifice the future for ideology
EU economic stagnation
How EU suppresses democracy

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Violence In Libya The Worst In Two Years

If you read this blog and other New Media news and opinion sites you will be well aware that the 2011 regime change operation 'led from behind' by Barack Hussein Obama, ostensibly for the purpose of removing Libyan dictator Muammar Gadaffi and replacing him with w western style, gay friendly, immigrant loving liberal democracy, having removed the dictator, only succeeded in turning the country which under him had been the most prosperous and socially advanced on the African continent, into a chaotic failed state, torn by a tripartate civil conflict.

Thus you will not be surprised to hear that in spite of western efforts to stabilise Libya, fighting between the factions in the civil war is escalating once more after a lull.

Middle eastern and north African news agencies report that clashes between tribalists, ISIS affiliated groups and a western backed group claiming to be the legitimate government are continuing for the second day among heavily-armed militias in the Libyan capital, with one dislodging another in at least two posts, a five-star hotel and a barracks.

Competing militias have established power centres in Tripoli after longtime dictator Muammar Gaddafi, Libya's ruler for 42 years, was ousted by a bombing campaign engineered by Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, leaving behind a power vacuum as there was no organised opposition ready to take over. As usual the arrogant idiot Obama, a friend of extremist Sunni Muslim regimes in the middle east, assumed that Libyans would accept him as leader of the free world and fall into line with his wishes.

Most of Obama's political training had been gained in the gay bath houses of Chicago. He had no experience of the real world and of how communities interact in trouble in the spots of Africa and the middle east.

This is the worst outbreak of violence in the capital in two years, though there has been heavy fighting in the east of the country around Benghazi and in the sparsely populated south where ISIS have their main strength.

Witnesses in Tripoli told reporters that gun battles rocked the southeastern Nasr Forest district and adjacent neighbourhoods. The lastest spate of clashes started on Thursday and have reportedly killed at least eight, according to news agency LANA. During a lull in the violence late on Thursday night, panicked residents could be seen lining up outside petrol stations to stock up on fuel. In a statement Friday, UN envoy to Libya Martin Kobler called for halt to the fighting, saying he is "extremely alarmed". He ought to be, a previous US envoy in Libya was anally raped and beaten to death by a mob after Obama refused to send help. Kobler will have to hope Donald Trump displays more testicular fortitude in dealing with Islamic brutality against westerners.

"It's completely unacceptable for armed groups to fight to assert their interest and control, particularly in residential areas, terrorising the population," Kobler said.

The UN-backed (and predictably ineffectual) unity government said that a ceasefire agreement has been reached among warring militias but revealed no further details. Given the fluidity of the situation, it remains to be seen whether the victors of the clashes will back the internationally-recognised body.

"This is a struggle over power. Each of the warring parties has its political and ideological agendas," said Sami al-Atrash, a Tripoli resident and a legal expert. "The clashes are belated. They were expected at any moment and finally happened," he said.


Lawless Libya

The Final Curtain For Hillary's Presidential Dream

The Obama Administration helped ignite the civil war in Syria as “the best way to help Israel,” a newly-released Hillary Clinton email published by Wikileaks has confirmed. Silly Hilly, then Secretary Of State wrote: "The best way to help Israel deal with Iran’s growing nuclear capability is to help the people of Syria overthrow the regime of Bashar Assad."

Pentagon Admits US Ground Troops Involved in Somalia Raid

Pentagon officials confirmed that US ground troops were involved in a raid against a town in Somalia held by fighters of the ISIS afilliated al-Shabaab terror group. The US troops arrived by helicopter to engage the terrorists in a raid which also involved Somali forces, and which they say killed “more than 10? fighters.

Guess Which Political Grouping Wants To Legalise Incest and Necrophilia?

Has the headline sunk in. Yes it says there are people out there who want to legalise incest (brother /sister or parent / child sex) and necrophila (sex with dead people). Puzzled about who would want to legalise such repugnant things? I'll give you a clue, they aren't conservatives, libertarians or nationalists.

EU HoldsBack New Regulation For Fear Of Strengthening Brexit Case

The unelected leaders of the EU in Brussels are smothering discussion of new pan – European laws that would impact the United Kingdom and all other member states, increasing the amount of money they have to contribute to the EU budget and transferring yet more sovereignty to Brussels ...

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