Wednesday 26 April 2017

Kim Bielenberg: From Mrs Brown to McSavage – is it time for a comedian to take power?

An activist looks at Five Star Movement leader and comedian Beppe Grillo on the screen during a rally in Rome.
An activist looks at Five Star Movement leader and comedian Beppe Grillo on the screen during a rally in Rome.
Kim Bielenberg

Kim Bielenberg

A comedian, a philanderer, a communist, and an economist walk into a bar.

In Italy they call that an election, and the economist finishes last.

That is the quip that is doing the rounds on the Internet after the stunning victory of comedian Beppe Grillo in the Italian elections.

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