Monday, 22 April 2013

Rome Empty as Napolitano II Parades Through the City

Napolitano II progressed through a Rome  totally silent apart from occasional performances of the better-known parts of the national anthem by various military bands.  Not a soul turned up to acclaim his presidency.  Monumental Rome treated the military ceremonial with contempt, and Napolitano II was accompanied only by his European Union catspaw Mario Monti and the heavy security guard, after delivering an ill-tempered, ill-mannered harangue before  Parliament after being sworn-in. 

Better than being sworn at, presumably, but that will come after the courtesy of silence extended to the office he has occupied today.

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