Articles by Tim Hedges
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Tim Hedges had a career in corporate finance before moving to Rome where he works as a freelance writer, novelist, and farmer


  • The_aquarius

    Inconvenient truths about Italy's migrant problem

    There is a murky truth about the way NGOs have been working with people traffickers to help migrants get into Europe. That's not the story the mainstream media is telling you about Italy and migration

    by Tim Hedges - 20 June 2018
  • Food_and_agriculture_organisation_of_the_un

    Shabby UN outfit seeks to silence its critics

    The United Nations is in so many respects a den of corruption, riddled with careerists and cronies. The Rome-based Food and Agriculture Organisation of the UN is, disgracefully enough, now using antiquated Italian libel laws to try and silence its critics

    by Tim Hedges - 11 June 2018
  • Giuseppe_conte

    Italy's rule bending government a headache for Brussels

    Italy was never just going to quit the euro, not right now at least. But the new government is going to be a big headache for Brussels whose failing deep integrationist project will continue to lurch from crisis to crisis

    by Tim Hedges -  4 June 2018
  • Italian_president_sergio_mattarella

    The EU's coup in Italy; a neo-authoritarian fiasco

    This is the ghastly, undemocratic face of the EU. Just as they told countries to vote again when they had got their referendums "wrong", just as they got rid of the elected Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi in 2011, now they have forbidden the chosen Italian finance minister because he is critical of the euro. Welcome to the EU's neo-authoritarian disaster in the making

    by Tim Hedges - 28 May 2018
  • Conte

    Trouble brews for Brussels with Italy's new government

    The new Italian government is highly critical of EU interference in Italy’s affairs so there will be trouble. They are also about to increase public debt by at least €100 billion. It's going to be fun and games for the crisis ridden EU

    by Tim Hedges - 23 May 2018
  • Flags_italy_eu

    Italy will be the EU's biggest challenge after Brexit

    The EU has expanded too far and is too inflexible. If there is no change of course, and Italy is its first big challenge after Brexit, the EU may risk unravelling

    by Tim Hedges - 14 May 2018
  • Home_of_the_italian_chamber_of_deputies

    Oh no. Another election in Italy?

    Amazing as it may sound, Berlusconi, for all his venality and amorality, is the only person since the war to have led a party through its full five year term. As for Salvini, he is makng much of standing on principle, which may well mean that Italy goes back to the polls in June, and Salvini strenghens his hand

    by Tim Hedges -  2 May 2018
  • Salvini

    No resolution yet to Italy's political impasse

    Italy continues to fumble its way to a new government, though much is still up in the air. Still, the EU could always muscle in and make things worse. Don't bet against it

    by Tim Hedges - 24 April 2018
  • Cicciolina

    Italian Politics: Of Putin, porn, and, of course, Berlusconi

    Since Mussolini the Italians have been terrified of anyone acquiring absolute power, so they devise it that no one has any power at all. Forming a government is throwing up all sorts of problems from Putin, through Berlusconi, oh, and that porn star who offered to sleep with Saddam Hussein to stop the Gulf War. Welcome to Italian politics

    by Tim Hedges - 16 April 2018
  • Bardonecchia-127833

    EU's chaotic migrant policies wrecking Italian serenity

    Serenity is a quality you rightly expect in small Italian towns. But the world is as it is, and Europe's migrant crisis is never far from affecting the day to day life of ordinary people, something Europe's insulated political classes seem strangely unaware of

    by Tim Hedges -  3 April 2018
  • Salvini_(left)_and_di_maio_will_govern

    EU frets as Italian democracy empowers Eurosceptics

    Both parties in what appears to be Italy's emerging coalition government rightly believe the Euro has been good for Germany and bad for Italy. It won't be a supercharged Eurosceptic onslaught, but rather a chipping away at the EU edifice which one day is destined to fall

    by Tim Hedges - 27 March 2018
  • Rome-nye

    EU fiddles as Rome burns

    As talks continue to form a eurosceptic government in Italy, delusional Eurocrats plan ever deeper integration in Brussels. Britons looking on, can be grateful they will soon no longer be party to this fiasco

    by Tim Hedges - 19 March 2018
  • Matteo_salvini

    Italy's far-Right repositions itself in bid to govern

    Italy's pro-European old guard has been swept away. Now the far-Right La Lega party led by Matteo Salvini is repositioning itself in what is emerging as a serious bid to take power. Brussels, meanwhile, looks on in horror as any real world outcome to the horse trading is certain to yield a Eurosceptic government

    by Tim Hedges -  8 March 2018
  • Luigi_de_maio

    Italy's election yields worst possible result for EU

    Italy's More Europe party did not even make the 3% threshold for parliamentary representation. For the EU, the dominance of right-leaning and populist parties is yet another massive headache. Only those in denial can fail to see the writing on the wall for Brussels' failed project

    by Tim Hedges -  5 March 2018
  • Selmayr

    Italians watch Brexit. Election heralds more chaos for EU

    Italians are watching Brexit closely. If all goes well, Italexit could be on the agenda in 5 years time. For now, the forthcoming elections merely herald another gigantic headache for the EU, with the outcome sure to mean yet more chaos for the deep integrationists in Brussels. It's all kicking off in Rome

    by Tim Hedges - 25 February 2018