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The Tobacconist

The Tobacconist
By Robert Seethaler
Picador – £12.99

Politics always messed up absolutely everything, so it didn’t really make much difference whose fat bum currently occupied the seat of government – the late Kaiser, the dwarf Dollfuss, his apprentice Schusschnigg or that megalomaniac Hitler across the border – politics messed up, screwed up, fouled up and dumbed down absolutely everything, and basically ruined it one way or another. 583 more words

Novels

You must be joking - a clone?

The headlines include plenty bad news. One can choose among “Outrage as Trump hands son-in-law key role”, Fiat stating “Trump had nothing to do with our new US jobs”, and worse. 463 more words

Comments

"Pro-european" ALDE to enter into marriage of convenience with Italian Europhobes?

Politics is a dirty business, and at times one has to co-operate even with those whose fundamental convictions one does not share. But there are of course limits to that – and whoever transgresses them will risk losing his political capital. 238 more words

European Parliament

EP: 'Five Stars' to join Liberals

Today he Italian Five Star movement  launches negotiations over joining ALDE group in the European Parliament, meaning an enlargement of the EP Liberals by 17 MEPs. 153 more words

NEWS

'Five Stars' MEPs to join Liberals

Today he Italian Five Star movement  launches negotiations over joining ALDE group in the European Parliament, meaning an enlargement of the EP Liberals by 17 MEPs. 153 more words

Beppe Grillo & His Italian 5 Star Movement Seek To Abandon Ukip & EFDD ...

 

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Beppe Grillo & His Italian 5 Star Movement Seek To Abandon Ukip & EFDD …

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UKIP

It appears my instinctive desire to blame Italy’s (and all other present and future global ills) on Trump may be on the mark. I forgot all about the comedian Beppe Grillo and his near-decade-long populist movement. 24 more words

Politics