February 27, 2013

Wildcat Populism Rattles Euope

Simon Jenkins, The Guardian

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From Italy to Eastleigh, the economics of self-flagellation have set off a wave of wildcat populism, with unpredictable results.

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TAGGED: Eurozone, Europe, Europe falls, Italy, Beppe Grillo, Greece, Spain, Germany


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