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Even messages that appear positive at a first glance, sometimes are not positive at all. On the contrary, they risk to create a disorienting effect. To the point that the Prime Minister himself, Matteo Renzi, is forced to chase himself, so to say. And the case of the New centre-right-wing Senator, Azzolini, is exemplary. The Democratic Party, in the Commission, has voted for the the arrest. In the House no has saved him. And the head of the government has been compelled to take remedial action. The dweller of the Chigi Palace has flatly dismissed the vote that has saved the Alfanian exponent, arguing that the senators are not the ‘‘paper-pushers of the attorney’s office’’ and that also the magistrates have to respect the competences of the Parliament that has come to an opinion after having examined the papers that arrived from Trani on the case of ‘‘Divine Providence’’. It could be. The reply of the president of the Board of permissions, Dario Stefano from the Sel party, has been equally rough: an ‘‘embracing and superficial’’ judgement that does not respect the work of the Board (that has voted in favour of the arrest) nor the Parliament’s autonomy. Hence, even good news becomes bad news.

The point is that the Sinistra dem shares, at core, Stefano’s words: to talk about liberty of consciousness, says Alfredo D’Attorre, for instance, is ‘‘hypocrisy’’ because everyone had had the feeling that the centrist senator was saved for political reasons (not to stress the relationship with the Alfanians).

Future will show how will evolve the internal relationship with a Left wing that shows an equal degree of confidence in the Head of the government, but the impression is that Renzi cannot discard a priory the diplomatic path.

As hinted also by Sergio Mattarella (who defines as crucial for the legislation the implementation of the reforms awaited for twenty years and always wrecked by the cross-fires of vetoes), the margins for negotiation on the Senate’s functions of warranty and on the second-grade eligibility of the senators are real.

Yet, the Prime Minister fears that getting involved in this negotiation could lead him into a marsh (this is also the reading of Denis Verdini). But in front of such a scenario, it is necessary to take a step backwards, considering that the words Renzi has pronounced recall those of Aldo Moro: ‘‘Honourable colleagues who have preannounced processes in the squares, we tell you that we are not going to be processed’’. At stake there were the bribes of the Lockheed scandal and on the 7th March of 1977 in the Parliament had begun the debate on that matter. We all know what was the end of it.

Also during the years that preceded Tangentopoli, the notorious Italian bribes scandal, many people had used the same method with little luck. Certain events should require more rigor, if not morally, at least politically speaking.

Nevertheless, Matteo Renzi flaunts confidence as far as his party’s minority is concerned: once the first reading of the Rai’s reformation is collected, he claims to be certain that he is going to have the numbers at the Senate and that he is not worried at all by the ‘‘political signal’’ that the dissidents have already delivered to him by undermining the government on the question of taxation of the public services, that is the infamous television licence. What the premier implies is obvious: he does not fear premature elections evoked on more than just one occasion by his own men and by Sinistra dem and that it is not his intention to be put under pressure in view of a heated autumn when it will come to voting the constitutional reforms at the Madama palace. Also the vote on the Rai question becomes less of a good news.

The former modernizer has to hope only that his own predictions and those of his economists are going to be right: up to this moment the Jobs Act has not increased employment, but Filippo Tadei explains that its effects will be visible during the second semester of the way out of the crisis (that is to say during the second half of the year) as it happens in all of the progressive countries in which work is the last one to revive. This would be the real sprint for the government. Provided that the previsions will be respected. Right now, what we have is just good news and nothing more, considering that the economic data continue to be negative, especially those regarding employment. In the meanwhile, Beppe Grillo builds unrealistic scenarios: The Democratic Party saves Azzolini, he says, and we will open the road in Sicily that allows to bypass the viaduct that has collapsed on the Palermo-Catania highway, funded with money that had been cut from our salaries. Good news? Maybe…

Translation provided by Ecaterina Severin

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