Clean Up Parliament! (Episode Five)


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The Clean Up Parliament! Initiative has collected 49,000 Euro so far. I have asked 2 big international publications to publish information about this campaign, but they refused for “editorial” reasons after “careful consideration” which took them a long time. I’ll make known the names after the publication of the appeal. In fact I’m not going to stop, and I’m in contact with other international magazines. I will find one in this world.

I mailed information about the Clean Up Parliament! campaign and a CD to the President of the European Commission, Barroso and Hans Peter Hartvig replied on his behalf. He said that he can’t comment because the question relates to the Italian Parliament.

Barroso gets someone else to reply to say that he cannot comment, well what sort of reply is that?
You request something from someone, and he asks someone else to reply saying that he cannot reply.
But are they normal?

As you have seen, our employees have approved their electoral law and have thus abolished what we voted for in a referendum.
You have probably surpassed the world record for comments with over 3,000 comments for Parliament- Gambling Den.
A clear signal for those that want to understand, and I mean also those on the left, that the country is tired of these politics.
If there’s enough time over this weekend I’ll read all your comments and I’ll report 10 of them in the Blog next Tuesday.

Anybody wanting to participate financially to Clean up Parliament! can make a payment to the following current account:
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I can't read what the charges are of the politiciants as I am one of the igornarant people who ONLY speak English at the bottom of the world.

But those people who attack others because of what they do, think or say are showing their own narrow mindedness.

I have a great friend in Rome and these are some of the things he says about his own country.

"Extremely slow legal system
High unemployment = many irregular workers
Bureaucracy, fiscal policy
Inadequate civil laws (disables, gay couples...)
Workers and employees rights (especially young workers), pension funds (missing!)
Pope's influence...
political corruption...
Twenty(!) representatives in the Italian and European Parliaments that have been convicted of a crime"

I would love to vist again as I had an only too brief visit years ago.

We all live in one "country", the earth and are all its citizens.


Posted by: Harry Rose | October 15, 2007 02:33 AM

Desde España felicito a Grillo por algo que no es específico de Italia sino de casi todas las democracias occidentales, aunque, desgraciadamente, la italiana y la española son los ejemplos más paradigmáticos de cómo la DEMOCRACIA S.A. es el mayor de todos los negocios hasta ahora inventados.
La expresión "político corrupto" es una redundancia y he ahí, precisamente, donde radica gran parte de la fuerza con que cuentan quienes quieren destruir la sociedad occidental desde posturas radicales como el islamismo fanático (por ejemplo).
Mientras la sociedad no se regenere y yo pienso que no lo hará, estamos abocados a caminar por un camino de destrucción que quién sabe hacia dónde nos llevará.
¡Animo Grillo!¡Ojalá en España tuviésemos a alguien parecido a ti!

Posted by: Sergio Valdés | September 14, 2007 01:20 PM

OK. me again.. I just found something which should be the solution.... why is this not used ?

- Raccolta di firme necessarie per presentare in Parlamento la proposta di legge di iniziativa popolare “Per Clean parliament"

- Gathering of signature to present to the Parliament a request for a law initiated by the people's initiative for "Clean Parliament"

If I understood correctly this was done by iniziativa "per un altra TV"...

Can someone tell me why this is not done ?

Ciao.... Fabio

Posted by: Fabio Bargagna | December 4, 2006 11:34 PM

I have one more question on the "Clean the parliament"...
In one of your videos, I recall you saying the name PRODI while reading the list of name of convicted Italian politicians still working in the Govt.
Why is the name PRODI not on the list of name you have on this site ?


Posted by: Fabio Bargagna | December 4, 2006 10:57 PM

I am an Italian living outside of Italy since 1979, (USA, CH, AUT). recently via Internet I have started to download all your videos for my Ipod, so that I could start to get to know more about your activity.
I started to become one of your biggest fan...but then after several videos, I heard you say something which I was also thinking... "people tell me..yes, what you say all open our eyes...but then you do not propose any solutions...fact is I don't have solutions...I don't know what we can do.."
Here I must ask you : "is it possible that there is absolutely no way that in a democracy (?) people have no legal way to stand up and say "we do not want this ? " or "Stop this now" ?
There must be a little footnote in some "articolo della costituzione" which give us the right to do this.
Now that we are in EU... and we must follow EU rules...can we not ask the EU to enforce its rules also in Italy ? They do it for anything else...why we can't get a criminal out of our Parliament ?
What about a REFERENDUM ?... let's say 3/4 of the citizen vote and request something, e.i. ask the Govt. to issue and apply a law which will get convicted people out of the Parliament.. Is there no way that this wish (of 3/4 of the population)can be taken in consideration ?

Posted by: Fabio Bargagna | December 4, 2006 10:51 PM

Thank you Mr Kock, sorry, koch...You understand everything very well and you know Italy and Italians so.
But who is xenophobos? (Surely Lega Nord...but it had the 4% in the past elections, so not all the italians are xenophobos.) Maybe there is a fucking xenophobos party also in your country, but I don't think that all the citizens are xenophobos.
Bye clever Mr Koch.

Posted by: Gianmaria Silvello | October 19, 2005 06:30 PM

Dear Mr Koch,
what do you exactly know about ignorance or bad instruction in Italy? Have you ever been to my country?? Yes probably..on holiday!I think nobody has the right to judge the culture or the instruction level of a country he hasn´t lived in for at least one year! I´ve been living in Germany for three years and I learnt to speak German....amazing! I´m just an ignorant italian Ph.D. After this relatively short time I think I have the right to say something about german culture. Können sie Deutsch sprechen Herr Koch?? Verstehen Sie auch nur ein Wort einer anderen Sprache, die nicht die englische Sprache ist??
Many americans believe that Michelangelo and Raffaello are two Ninja turtles!!!! They even do not know where Italy is!
Some italians (like Beppe Grillo) are ready to admitt the drowbacks of our country and to be very critical with our politicians. Is that a mistake?? Dear Mr Knowledege, I hope you´ll think twice in the future before to offend a culture and a country you don´t know.
Best regards,
Claudia Chiocchini

Posted by: Claudia Chiocchini | October 17, 2005 10:18 AM

Dear Karl Koch

How many languages do you speak?
By Mr Maccanti,
one of the italian fucking ignorant!

Posted by: Simone Maccanti | October 17, 2005 09:39 AM

What did u expect in a country where schools are so average?
0.0000001% of kids learn how to speak english ,
it's a fact , most of italians are fuckin ignorants ,
otherwise they wouldn't vote Silvio Berlusconi ,
and that xenophobos party named lega nord ,lol.
What did u expect in a country leaded by american secret plans from 1945 =?
I'm not whining to see the names of these corrupted politicians , at all.
Since you were a child you heard :" those thieves, those politicians.." , i assume .

Posted by: Karl Koch | October 16, 2005 05:00 PM

I can't wait to know the names of these so called information magazines who refused to publish our appeal...

it seems that it's very hard to find some room in the classic media, even if we have some money to spend for the cause...

i understand that for some editors would be a problem but this behaviour shows the real face of today information...

Good editors, bad editors, it seems that Italy doesn't have the exclusive in producing the bad ones...

im really courious to know the editorial reasons that kept them away from accepting our proposal...

let me guess, as barroso's friend said, it's none of their business talking about the italian shit

Posted by: Giuseppe De Sio | October 16, 2005 07:29 AM

Resources are tight...
we will get it eventually...

Posted by: Karl Koch | October 15, 2005 10:09 PM

why is the EU working only when there's no big deal?
We ask for help and that's what it means to be part of it!
thanks dear EU, the italian citizens owe you something!

Posted by: Emiliana Di Carlo | October 15, 2005 03:24 PM

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