Monday, February 1, 2010

Something is rotten in the state of... Bologna

So Bologna has lost its mayor. Flavio Delbono, who saw off a tough challenge from street-fighting Alfredo Cazzola, lasted less than a year in Palazzo d'Accursio. The problem? A woman!

Well, to be more precise, a woman whom, it is suggested, our first citizen took on numerous jamborees at the expense of Emilia-Romagna's taxpayers, in Flavio's previous job (Vice-President of the Region).

What is Italy coming to if a man has to resign over an affair, some misuse of public funds and a whiff of corruption? Surely Berlusconi must intervene?