Friday, February 22, 2013

Italian election: Surge in popularity for eurosceptic protest party headed by stand-up comedian Beppe Grillo raises fears in EU

The political establishment in both Italy and the EU was quaking today after claims that a eurosceptic protest party headed by a stand-up comedian, would finish with the second largest share of the vote when Italians go to the polls this weekend.

Secret research conducted by the centre-left Democratic Party suggests the Five Star protest movement of comic Beppe Grillo, which wants a referendum on Euro membership, has continued to surge in popularity since official polls were halted in the run up to the general election.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italian-election-surge-in-popularity-for-eurosceptic-protest-party-headed-by-standup-comedian-beppe-grillo-raises-fears-in-eu-8507197.html