OK, anything must be better than Silvio Berlusconi, but you have to get a bit scared when one of the first references to Romano Prodi in recent times on BBC News Online talks of his plans to reconstruct a Catholic pilgrim route – see this. It is clear that Prodi’s coalition – the Unione / Ulivo – do not have the liberal social policy approach of Zapatero in Spain. But on the other hand the demographic situation in Italy is utterly dire, so a dose of liberalism in these matters to distance the Italian state from the Church would have been very welcome. Let’s hope for better people that mortadella (Prodi’s nickname – a kind of Bologna sausage) in the coalition!
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Think of where 🇬🇧 is now, politically & economically
And think of what’s to come in the next 12 months...
1️⃣ COVID response still a mess, danger of 2nd wave
2️⃣ No Deal Brexit (or at best ill prepared Brexit) end of year
3️⃣ 🏴 election, likely SNP majority
That’s a scary list
@HannahB4LiviMP @jonworth Please take Liverpool with you. We’d be very happy to be a province of Scotland. A bit like Kraliningrad but more cheerful and with better music.