Saturday 25 March 2017

David McWilliams: Why Italy is the next country to fall to Trumpism

First Brexit, then Trump - will Italy be the next domino to fall?

Ancient Roman soldiers parade in front of the Colosseum during celebrations of the birth of Rome. For Italy, as for many other countries, the euro has been a disaster. Photo: Getty
Ancient Roman soldiers parade in front of the Colosseum during celebrations of the birth of Rome. For Italy, as for many other countries, the euro has been a disaster. Photo: Getty
David McWilliams

David McWilliams

The Bangladeshi selfie-stick hawkers are doing a brisk trade outside the Colosseum. Local chain-smoking lads dressed as gladiators prey on vulnerable tourists, while portly priests on their annual visit to Catholicism's corporate HQ take time out from soul-searching.

Even the heavily armed soldiers, there to protect against a potential Italian Bataclan, are smiling in the Mediterranean sunshine. And as it is midday in Italy, everyone is checking out everyone else.

All looks quite normal, chilled out and as it should be.

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