Jump to content
House Price Crash Forum
Sign in to follow this  
ubuntu

What's Happening In Rome?

Recommended Posts

Seems that the law's being followed, and some people don't like it.

With Parliament unable to elect a new President, they compromised on re-electing the old one (constitutionally entitled to unlimited terms, but none has ever been re-elected). Once sworn in for a second term, Napolitano will be able to dissolve Parliament and call new elections (he couldn't dissolve Parliament in the last 6 months of his term in office, and the gridlock by different parties having majorities in the upper and lower houses was blocking the formation of a government).

At its lowest level, Grillo's time in the spotlight may soon be over, and he's trying to put that moment off as long as he can. Of course, new elections may bring fresh hell, but he can't rely on that.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Seems that the law's being followed, and some people don't like it.

With Parliament unable to elect a new President, they compromised on re-electing the old one (constitutionally entitled to unlimited terms, but none has ever been re-elected). Once sworn in for a second term, Napolitano will be able to dissolve Parliament and call new elections (he couldn't dissolve Parliament in the last 6 months of his term in office, and the gridlock by different parties having majorities in the upper and lower houses was blocking the formation of a government).

At its lowest level, Grillo's time in the spotlight may soon be over, and he's trying to put that moment off as long as he can. Of course, new elections may bring fresh hell, but he can't rely on that.

Excellent post and remarkably well informed on the minutiae of Italian electoral politics.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Excellent post and remarkably well informed on the minutiae of Italian electoral politics.

Yeah, I was thinking that - but no links. Haven't come across bristolhunter before.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought sodomy and buggery were one and the same

Strictly speaking sodomy is any sexual intercourse not related to procreation. Whereas buggery is what you're (probably) thinking of, with any person of either sex and any animal.

Hope that clears things up.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Strictly speaking sodomy is any sexual intercourse not related to procreation. Whereas buggery is what you're (probably) thinking of, with any person of either sex and any animal.

Hope that clears things up.

Excellent...........I'm sure many people share my previous ignorance. I feel sorry for sodomy in light of this knowledge. It seems to have an undeservedly bad rep.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Excellent...........I'm sure many people share my previous ignorance. I feel sorry for sodomy in light of this knowledge. It seems to have an undeservedly bad rep.

Yes- it may have been a lot more fun to live there than was commonly supposed. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • 239 Brexit, House prices and Summer 2020

    1. 1. Including the effects Brexit, where do you think average UK house prices will be relative to now in June 2020?


      • down 5% +
      • down 2.5%
      • Even
      • up 2.5%
      • up 5%



×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.