Nigel Farage’s stated inspiration for what a popular movement should look like, Italy’s Five Star Movement, led by comedian Beppe Grillo is now enjoying a record 5-point lead over its political rivals.
According to a poll by Italian daily Corriere della Sera, one in three Italians would vote for Grillo.
Disgraced Europhile former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s party has shrunk to a new low, dropping three points over the same period.
Renzi’s government is panicking of losing even more support and is now contemplating bringing Italy’s next general election, scheduled for February of next year, forward to June.
With Marine Le Pen set to become France’s leader in May, and Angela Merkel likely to finally be dethroned in a six months time, a big victory for Grillo this summer would prove that Brexit was just the beginning. Only the people can deliver change.