The parliamentary illusion


The parties indicate how to vote. The parliamentarians follow their orders. The election law did not allow us to vote for our own candidates, but just for the party. Thus the parliamentarians were elected by the parties. The lists were drawn up by the secretaries of the parties. Today there is no Parliament in Italy, just the sum of the parties.

I would point out that there were numerous stomach aches before the voting for the pardon law and these were public. The discipline of the parties has worked better than a good laxative and at the end nearly everyone voted yes. These parliamentarians are not our employees.

They would be if we had had the chance to vote for them. They are not even parliamentarians. They are party employees. They are particrats.

The job of particrat, aimed at the good of the party, has been handed out to them by Fassino, by Fini, and by Rutelli. A dozen people work out which are the right laws for the Italian people.

If the secretaries of the DS, FI and Margherita make decisions about a law, perhaps round the dinner table, then this is a done thing. Thats how it happened for the pardon with the agreement between Gianni Letta and Dario Franceschini. On the floor of Parliament the game had already been played. The parliament has seen its function taken away and replaced by the restaurants.

However Im obstinate. I want to give our employees a chance. They are still our employees because its us that pay them and not the parties. I want to give them a chance to communicate with their employers. Its a tiny operation in favour of transparency.

From September, Im going to insert into the blog an area showing how each parliamentarian has voted on the most important laws of this legislature. As the months pass by, we will learn to get to know the voting spirit of each one and then we can form an opinion.

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, we did just that and since that moment we have been living in our own country. The reason we stayed in Italy was connected to the Pinochet dictatorship, and we recognise the hospitality of

Posted by: tercme brosu | October 8, 2007 12:16 AM

We have to get the housewife on board,those do not know anything about blogging,or computers,and the television is the best way,or get them at the markets in the mornings when they go shopping,they are millions,and they have the power to vote a change things,but untill they are glued to the tv waching the telenovelas,or the bold and the beautifull,nothing is going to happen.ciao

Posted by: evakulnurae | August 1, 2006 11:24 PM

what i mean is look at what one blog can do,
imagine thousands, milions of blogs who send the same message, in any format, at the same moment
we should contact blog aggregators and ask for help and organize such an initiative, but not without the help of beppe

Posted by: fab tom | August 1, 2006 06:09 AM

dear beppe,theeeeeyyyyyyy wooooonnnnn't liiiikkkkkkke it..........,good on you!ciao

Posted by: evakulnurae | August 1, 2006 01:42 AM

Good Idea Beppe!

Posted by: Raffaella Biferale | August 1, 2006 12:17 AM

Fab Tom, you are right!
We should wake those people up and make sure that are really producing something real in exchange for their fabulous paychecks!

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | July 31, 2006 10:25 PM

it is still hard to accept it, we should do something,
maybe a chain of all blogs in the world that might display the news or something like that

Posted by: fab tom | July 31, 2006 09:43 PM

Beppe, are you going to show us that actually these people are working?
It'll be hard.
From what I see, they are just covering their asses with the amnesty.

Posted by: Giovanni Principe | July 31, 2006 09:34 PM

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