Last quote by James Walston
A guilty verdict will not have any major consequences on the government because it is the court of first instance. So there will be two other hearings, two other appeals and that will take a long time. God knows when, or if, it will come to final judgement.
Jun 23 2013
James Walston has been quoted 9 times. The two most recent articles where James Walston has been quoted are Rome mayoral race: newcomer Marino v incumbent Alemanno and New Italian PM opens talks on forming a workable government. Most recently, James Walston was quoted as having said, “He's completely new, compared to somebody like Gianni Alemanno, who's spent the last 25 or 30 years in politics.”.
Quotes by James Walston
Jun 09 2013
He's completely new, compared to somebody like Gianni Alemanno, who's spent the last 25 or 30 years in politics.
Apr 25 2013
He has the essential quality of a new leader at the moment. He is uncontroversial and he can make bridges. It will be pretty easy to form a government in terms of filling the cabinet posts and the under-secretaries. It will be very difficult to set up a programme which they can both, both sides, or the three elements can agree on.
Feb 26 2013
This is a limited disaster because something will happen. They have to. They – President Napolitano and the people who have won or almost won – they are going to have to come to some sort of deal. But it is going to be a very painful few months, certainly until there is some sort of stability, assuming that stability arrives.
Jul 15 2011
A lot of people are going to suffer, particularly middle classes and lower middle classes and working classes, the poorer classes, which means that there will almost certainly be protests but I think it is very unlikely that they will be to the same extent as they have been and will be in Greece.
Feb 15 2011
He is a fighter; he has survived many other accusations and indictments even though he has been found guilty but let off. The other point, which makes this different from the corruption charges and from the slush fund accusations, it's a very clear and obvious charge.
Dec 15 2009
Today we are approaching that kind of time and there are the premises of reaching some sort of revolution. Berlusconi will be leaving the scene very soon and there will be major changes. Whether they are violent or not depends very much on Berlusconi himself and on what happens between his supporters and the opposition.
Dec 15 2009
Italy has a long history of political violence. If you look at the last hundred, hundred and fifty years, since Italian unification, more or less every generation, every twenty years, there have been major changes ….
May 31 2009
Berlusconi wanted to make the European elections a plebiscite on his government. That is why he is standing in the whole country. He wants to be able to say to Italy and the whole of Europe he is the most popular man in Europe.
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