Last week I was in Edinburgh.
Before we left, the results of the Italian referendum were announced: approximately 57% of Italians voters had voted – not a staggering statistic, but safely over the 50 % + 1 vote minimum needed.
And how did people vote?
They voted overwhelmingly “YES” to repealing the laws that the government had introduced on:
- nuclear energy
- water privatisation
- water costs
- legal immunity for the Prime Minister and his so-called “top” ministers.
I was not able to follow the aftermath of the referendum as assiduously as I would have liked – the English and Scottish newspapers in our hotel were interested only in continental Europe as a potential holiday destination for their readers. (Time of year?)
Anyway, now that we are back on Italian soil, I can see that the referendum is still a hot topic. I’m sure I’ll be fed up with it by the end of the week.