Thursday, December 12, 2013

Viva Jail Time

Suppose a crook called for a revolution and nobody cared?
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi, who lost parliamentary immunity when he was expelled from the Senate last month, said on Thursday revolution would break out if he were arrested and thrown in prison.
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The comment came during a chaotic week of protests and road blockages across Italy by a loose-knit movement led by farmers and truckers.
The so-called "pitchfork" movement is angry about the failure of the political class to address the country's grave economic problems, which have left the economy smaller than it was a decade ago and youth unemployment at about 40 percent.
After dominating Italian politics for two decades and being subjected to the humiliation of being booted out of the Senate, the billionaire politician has made it clear he will use all his resources to destabilize Prime Minister Enrico Letta's coalition government.
Berlusconi tried to bring down the government before being voted out of parliament, but instead split his own party, with the dissidents backing Letta to preserve political stability.
So much for the Revolution...

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