The Bank of Italy Governor, Antonio Fazio, has finally resigned. The sound of relieved breathing can be heard everywhere in Italy at the news of the departure of a man that has brought back memories of the infamous "Clean Hands" campaign that started in 1992, in Milano, just around the corner from where I have been living for the past 3 years, the Pio Trivulzio Old People's Home.
Thank goodness. It will be "interesting" enough to see how the next election builds without having a man like Fazio, facing as he does very serious charges of abuse of Public Office, creating a hornets nest of excuses for politicians whilst they defend the appaling financial position that Italy has plunged into over the past 5 years.
Apologies for the brevity of this piece but we are not only facing the fun of Christmas at home, but we are moving house as well. A nightmare indeed! A presto!