Threat of Brexit contagion hangs over Italy’s referendum

Threat of Brexit contagion hangs over Italy’s referendum

A year ago, Italy’s Matteo Renzi confidently staked his political future on a constitutional referendum. But that was before Brexit and Donald Trump. With Italians now in similarly insurgent mood, the gamble threatens to backfire spectacularly. Politicians struggling to make sense of a tumultuous year for Western democracies can draw at least one lesson from […]