[hat tip: isabubu]
Pre-match anthem (very suitable today):
WTBA’s Italy vs Scotland 6 Nations 2014 rugby match in-progress playlist:
As we’re not fully convinced by their selection, we’re planning to build an emotional (!) playlist, too, as the game progresses…
Stay tuned (literally)!
Italy is that country where doing well your job is of of little relevance when it comes to politics. Massimo Bray, Italy’s current Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, is far from being perfect, but he listens to people and faces up to mistakes, doing his best to solve problems.
Less than a year ago, when he was appointed, I hoped that Mr Bray would do well, because «he seems like a reasonably enough competent and dedicated person, driven by a genuine love for culture, which is quite refreshing after years, no, decades of politicians who just didn’t know a single thing about the office they were head of».
Now I can say I was right: Massimo Bray is una persona perbene, a decent man, which is something I wouldn’t say of most people who sat in our parliament in the past twenty or more years, to be honest.
But it’s been a cabinet reshuffle day today – again.
Italian centre-left leader Matteo Renzi forced party rival Enrico Letta to resign as prime minister on Thursday after criticizing his government’s failure to pass major reforms, opening the way for Italy’s third administration in a year.
If they make Massimo Bray step down from his post as ministry of culture just because of greedy political calculations (Matteo Renzi apparently wants Alessandro Baricco as head of MiBACT…), they will prove once more that this country is doomed because people ruling it want it to be doomed.