In response to Chris McGovern: Ignored by the BBC, Italy’s anti-Euro ‘earthquake’, Tee2 wrote:
I remember the glee with which the BBC reported the electoral failure of Wilders and Le Pen, ignoring the substantial support both of these so-called ‘far Right’ candidates did garner; they were beside themselves trumpeting the success of more moderate candidates. Nicer, more in tune with the EU ethic. The BBC are doubtless in a complete quandary regarding the Italian result, anti-EU and immigration anger won out and whilst they instinctively will want to whinge about it they are also aware that their function, as they see it, is to maintain the illusion that everything is rosy in the EU, all the people are in a state of ecstasy, all national governments completely united and anyone desiring to leave this wonderful organisation must be insane. They must reckon if they feed us the lie for long enough everyone in the UK will suddenly realise their ludicrous mistake and demand that we remain. Of course the BBC, in its infinite hubris, cannot imagine that anyone so devoid of reason as to have voted Leave might read about the realities of European dissatisfaction in other news sources.
Sadly, we in the UK are less fiery and more risk averse (aside from the referendum result) than our continental friends or we wouldn’t have allowed the two-party system to continue unchecked beyond the referendum. Post Brexit UKIP should’ve gained influence, not had it diminished or swept aside as ‘job done’. We should applaud the Italian resolve to be heard and take similar anti-establishment choices next general election.