"The European Union should be re-thought. We are planning an information year [on the current European Union] and then instigating a referendum on Yes or No to the Euro and Yes or No to the European Union. The English are teaching us democracy. No party may arrogate the right to decide for 60 million people."*
The Five Star Movement has taken up again its central electoral campaign policy of putting the destruction of Italy's economy and democracy by the European Union's elites to direct democratic vote. This, of course, is the cause of the savage exclusion - at any constitutional and ethical cost - of the largest, single, elected group in the Italian Parliament from power.
Expect the amputation of the ability to impose a binding referendum by the submission of half a million peoples' signatures; either by the extra-Parliamentary committee of appointed constitutional 'experts' acting through the Constitutional Court, or a declaratory law from the presidentially-imposed Executive, in the near future.
*L’Europa va ripensata. Noi consideriamo di fare un anno di
informazione e poi di indire un referendum per dire sì o no all’Euro e
sì o no all’Europa».
«Sull’Euro e sull’Europa gli inglesi ci insegnano la democrazia. Nessun
partito può arrogarsi il diritto di decidere per 60 milioni di