But Prodi doesn’t really care an article by Rob over at his Wind Rose Hotel blog.
I sort of thought most Italian politicians were not up to much, and this comment in today’s Times:
“Italy’s multiple political parties and hangers-on cost its citizens € 4 billion a year, more than those of Britain, Germany, France and Spain put together. “
…..would seem to confirm my suspicions. Left me somewhat gob smacked, it did. Er, thanks for that Rob.
Stop reading, start speaking
Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.
The comment in the Times must have had an effect on Italy’s president Napolitano too, as he made a public plea on TV tonight to the politicos. And he told them, in no uncertain terms, to pull their fingers out and do something productive for a change.
Oh, and the Visco case continues to fizzle away. The fallout from what appears to be a case of political meddling may well bring Prodi’s house of cards crashing down. Not a great loss for Italy. But, alas there isn’t much of an alternative to Mr Mozzarella.
Talk about being caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.
Think about the food, the weather, the wine, the women and ‘real’ Italians – I shall keep repeating to myself…….