Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Treasures from the threads - Number 70 "Monti as PM a sick joke".

An article in the Washington Post, linked here, on the struggle ahead of Italy attracted this fully justified attack:

3:28 PM GMT+0100
Calling Mario Monti a "prime minister" is some kind of sick joke. How can an unelected technocrat be appointed leader of a supposed democracy?

Monti may have the power to alter Italy's economy, and he may have the backing of Brussels, Germany, and others who are now pulling the strings in Europe, but pretending this man is a prime minister or that he is anything other than a pawn is downright Orwellian.

One would have hoped that a newspaper published in Washington DC might have known better, and not thus provided its unspoken assent to the machinations now underway in the EU.



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