Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Do you think the EUL is doing a good job of being opposition?

Thanks for the spelling corrections!

I am not 'cheering' the ugly parties of UKIP and Le Pen, I have deplored them. The only thing worse is the Troika.

Tsipras is very worthy indeed, and I am 'cheering' them on. They have a long way to traction, while Mv5 are already giving Italy a view of what a real opposition should be. Too bad you can't see it from there. Mv5 claim they're beyond L/R, but I don't hear Tsipras on TV here suggesting conflict of interest, parliamentary immunity, election system, citizens' income, broadband rollout, renewable energy prioritisation, anti-mafia, anti-corruption, anti-F-35 laws.

Tsipras seem like really nice people, but they're as much a sideshow as Vendola on the Left, or Scelta Civica on the Right. La Lega has many more votes.

What is satisfying is watching the Right trying to rally ranks and re-invent themselves. It's pretty hopeless, yet the media give them much more airtime than Mv5. They just don't want to get it that there's a big change happening. Every day evidence adds up that the ideology by both C-L and C-R is hokum, balderdash, bullshit, because it plain doesn't work. Years of appointed technocrats have not made the rabbit appear from the hat, and Renzi, as I said here when he first popped out of the woodwork is old wine in a new shiny bottle, Italy's TB infection, Tony Bliar.

Renzi is holding his party together with the fickle chewing gum of charisma. Parliament remains hung on the election reform, which was supposed to be their only job before giving back the voting rights to the citizenry. Meanwhile new election law is being crafted in a secret meeting by a convicted criminal who's not even allowed to vote! National debt is rising the deeper the austerity cuts, and the best Padoan can do is suggest more of the same Troika treatment abuse. I mean, come on! Mv5 is the only real opposition with any bite from what I can glean combing through the MSM and the blogs here.

I'm sure De Gondi could give you a much more informed, complete picture, but he ain't around much these days, more's the pity!

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sat Jul 19th, 2014 at 02:24:51 PM EST
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