If At First You Do Not Secede Try, Try Again

It isn’t just Crimea from Ukraine. Last night BBC reported that Venetians are voting on whether or not to secede from Italy. Recent opinion polls suggest that two-thirds of the four million electorate favour splitting from Rome, but the vote will not be legally binding. The poll was organised by local activists and parties, who want a future state called Republic of Veneto. This would be reminiscent of the sovereign Venetian republic that existed for more than 1,000 years. A focal point Read more […]