No-one could call David Cameron a Communist but he has in common with Pierluigi Bersani the utter incompetence of missing an open goal. Unfortunately for comrade Bersani there is no party with whom he can usefully ally post-election - all the eligible nasties are already in his coalition. And the leading Party in the Lower House is the 5 Star Movement, who are in alliance with no-one and least of all would touch an authoritarian statist with a barge pole.
Already the comrades are calling for another election. So is Angels but only on the scrapping of the rotten old Leninists imposed upon us by democratic centralism last November. We'll vote Centre and even Left but not Communist. Had Matteo Renzi led the Democratic Party we would have a new government in Italy.
Focus groups and voter disaffection
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