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Britain and Italy are now the terrible twins of Europe | Martin Kettle

Poles apart for decades, the similarities are now uncanny as populist governments produce ever more extreme policies

For most of the time since 1945, the politics and government of Britain and Italy have seemed like polar opposites. True, both were important European powers. True too, each had a place among the world’s major economies. Even now, Britain and Italy will be among the select group of economically powerful nations whose leaders will gather in the Second Empire splendour of Biarritz’s Hotel du Palais this weekend for the latest G7 summit.

Related: Italy's Matteo Salvini calls for fresh elections as coalition fractures

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France 24′s correspondant in Rome, Philip Willan

France 24's correspondant in Rome, Philip Willan

83 migrants disembark on Lampedusa

Eighty-three migrants rescued at sea by the Open Arms disembarked early Wednesday from the charity rescue vessel in Italy's Lampedusa island, television images showed, after Italian justice ordered they be brought ashore.

Migrants disembark on Lampedusa

Eighty-three migrants rescued at sea by the Open Arms disembarked early Wednesday from the charity rescue vessel in Italy's Lampedusa island, television images showed, after Italian justice ordered they be brought ashore.

Italian prosecutor’s Open Arms order counter to Salvini’s wishes, notes France 24′s Philip Willan

Italian prosecutor's Open Arms order counter to Salvini's wishes, notes France 24's Philip Willan

France 24′s Philip Willan in Rome discusses ‘bizarre scene’ in Italian Senate as Conte resigns

France 24's Philip Willan in Rome discusses 'bizarre scene' in Italian Senate as Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigns

‘Bringing about this governmental crisis is highly irresponsible,’ Italian PM Conte says

"Bringing about this governmental crisis is highly irresponsible," says Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, addressing the senate, as far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini looks on.
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