Just watched the BBC's Newsnight from a couple of nights ago. The theme tune reminds me of my childhood. When that came on I knew I was up too late. Anyway, there was a damning piece on it about Italian politics. It showed pretty pictures of Naples but with rubbish heaps in the foreground. Shame on the government.
The program also spoke of a book called "La Casta - How Italian politicians became untouchable". Sounds like an interesting read. Anyone read it?
Facts from the book include:
- Rome's Presidential Palace costs four times as much to run as Buckingham Palace.
- Italian members of Parliament are paid almost twice as much as their British counterparts.
- Of the 630 Italian MPs, 16 have previous criminal convictions