The dictatorship under Napolitano continues. The Head of State has still not made the slightest effort to appoint a prime minister to face Parliament. The Monti 'administration' continues to issue decrees without authority to do so under this Parliament and goes as far as Brussels to receive the European Union blessing for his extra-constitutional efforts. The group of unconstitutional advisors continues to fulfil, as they recognise, their true function of simply wasting time.
Napolitano has just been on television exhorting us to display the 'spirit of 1976' - what spirit? He was eulogising the 20th anniversary of the death of some old communist I'd never heard of who must have somehow distinguished himself (in doubtless particularly repellent fashion). If it wasn't so pathetic it might be unnerving. Immediately after his appearance Margaret Thatcher appeared on the screen in a brief resume of her political life. What a contrast between a major politician and this 87 year old president who is unfortunately still with us.
Tomorrow Parliament is to be occupied by its MPs in a further attempt to initiate parliamentary democratic governance. Currently the Speaker of the Lower House is in accord with setting going the Parliamentary Committees needed to activate parliamentary process. The former communist who is the Speaker of the Senate won't hear of it. Perhaps the reading of the Constitution might stir his brains into recognising the position he's getting himself into.