A "GOOD kicking", a "bloody nose", a "slap in the face" - all the media
descriptions of New Labour’s disastrous election results had some
reference to being beaten up. They managed to break several records for
dreadful results. In the local elections they were the first government
The Party of Silvio Berlusconi, Forza Italia, took a beating in
yesterday’s European and provincial elections. It went from 25.2% in the
European election of 1999 to 21% yesterday. But compared to its vote in
the last national election in 2001, it fell by 8.5% - a disaster for any
party. But, as this is Italian...
In 1999 John Howard sent Australian troops to East Timor, allegedly to
protect the masses from the murderous Indonesian-backed militia. This
invasion was also supported by the Labor Opposition, the ACTU, the mass
media and even leftwing groups like the DSP.