From yesterday's Guardian:
'The Italian government yesterday introduced a measure which, if passed, will suspend for one year two trials involving prime minister Silvio Berlusconi and David Mills, the estranged husband of Tessa Jowell........it gives Berlusconi respite from a trial in which he and Mills are accused of financial wrongdoing and a second in which he is accused of bribing Mills to give favourable testimony.'
Tessa Jowell is the Minister for the Olympics and London.
The London 2012 Olympics are going to an example of bread and circuses 21st century style. It took Montreal about 30 years to pay for the 1976 jamboree I dread to think what is going to happen in London where it is billions over budget already.
But the purpose of the London Olympics, as with those coming up in Beijing, is to create an illusion.
'Bisogna far buono viso a cattivo gioco' , appearances are important it's therefore 'necessary to disguise a bad game with a good face'.- The Dark Heart of Italy: Tobias Jones