The People Decide

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.

Newspaper in departure lounge.


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.


  
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Secret Agent Lu likes travelling, reading, neuroses (all kinds), the Orient, cities, feet and science.
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