Tuesday, April 11, 2006
No, Sei Il Coglione
After having been threatening Rachele - who went home to vote - with the spectre of 1992 for the past month or so, it seems, however close it came to that, Berlusconi has lost. Just, but he has lost. Prodi's Coalition seems likely, unless something spectacular happens in the recounts, to hold both Houses of the Legislature, thanks to a little help from overseas voters. Surely the first thing on their schedule has to be dismantling Berlusconi's corrupt and corrupting media empire, something the left singularly failed to do last time it was in power. Not only would this morally the right thing to do, but it would also be politically expedient, since about the only thing which seriously unites Prodi's Coalition is hatred of Berlusconi, and would thus both help hold the Coalition together, whilst seriously damaging its opponents. Whatever else though, thank f*ck! The end, to mangle Baldwin's attack on Lord Rothermere, of rule by the prerogative of the harlot.