Referendum: all the hoaxes and fake news of the YES

Some considerations on the constitutional referendum

The closer the date gets, the more hoaxes and fake news on data increase


The first hoax is based on the rhetorical trick of exchanging quantity for quality : we are told that with the cut from 945 parliamentarians to 600, the "dinosaurs", the absenteeists, the incompetent, the ciccioline, the senators for life and the turncoats go away .

Nothing could be more false: nothing in the referendum indicates this. Indeed, the number of senators for life remains the same, while the choice of candidates is the responsibility of the parties, so if anything it is necessary to change the methods of selecting candidates and representatives, because a lot depends on the party power and very little on the voters.

For turncoats, well, what guarantee do we have that a party will not change plans as the 5s has done in recent years? With this party power and these parties none. Being a turncoat with a turncoat party means being consistent with yourself and with the promises to voters, so when Di Maio complains about the expelled in mixed groups, he complains that some parliamentarians have used the freedom to rebel against the voting orders of the party secretariats.

All this because the fool's party would like to strengthen the party power instead of diluting it, forcing the elected parties like and more than the other parties to vote according to the orders given by the party leaders, in violation of Article 67 of the Constitution.

"Each member of Parliament represents the Nation and exercises his functions without binding mandate ."

Voting "yes" in the referendum means strengthening the bureaucracies and the hierarchies of the parties by weakening the freedom of the elected, more blackmailed by the party secretariats: but it is normal since the M5S has always declared that it wants to introduce the mandate constraint.

The other rhetorical trick is to make believe that a lot of dirty water is thrown away to hide that even the newborn is thrown, which is the parliament already literally gagged by masks.

We have a parliament that has been increasingly deprived of authority over the years, first with government decrees, a practice that has worsened with the Prime Minister's Decree of the Prime Minister to resemble more and more the European Parliament which finds itself accepting legislative initiatives with lobbying logic taken by an unelected Commission but by parachuted commissioners (selected) by bodies such as Bilderberg and other groups of financial potentates and then imposed on governments with behind-the-scenes blackmail.


But the main argument for voting is the hoax that Italy would have the largest number of representatives
This is the other rhetorical trick – linguistic manipulation – of confusing absolute numbers with relative numbers , a trick used continuously and constantly by the media for covid statistics in recent months.

In absolute numbers, following the 2019 Youtrend statistical table, Italy ranks second with 945 parliamentarians behind the United Kingdom (1434).

Italy is followed by France, Germany, Spain, Poland gradually up to Cyprus, Malta and Luxembourg, the latter with 60 parliamentarians for half a million inhabitants.

In relative terms, the situation changes radically, given that Italy ranks sixth for the lowest number of representatives per capita (1 * 62815) behind Poland, France, Spain, the Netherlands and Germany, the latter being according to this table is the first country with the lowest number of representatives per capita out of the 28 EU Member States.

Therefore, it is in a low-low average compared to the 28 member states: in 6th place for the lowest number of parliamentarians per capita, or in 23rd place for the greatest number of representatives compared to the number of inhabitants: at the bottom of the list.

And it would already be enough as an argument against yes and no: Italy is among the countries with the lowest number of representatives per capita in the EU

But things get worse when we consider that the federal states have a greater number of representatives who have not been counted by the table.

Federal countries

Germany. For example, Germany is a federal state made up of 16 Länder each composed of a government and a parliament with legislative power competing with the central government in matters such as welfare, food, health, residence and settlement permits, work, landscape and with exclusive competences such as constitutions, internal security and police, education, culture, radio, local government and others.

If we add to the 778 parliamentarians (of which 69 from the federal council / Bundesrat) the 1868 parliamentarians of the 16 Lander, we actually arrive at 2646 parliamentarians in total out of a population of just over 82 million, which means that Germany is not plus the first country with the lowest number of parliamentarians per capita (1/105545) but ranks 16th as the country with the lowest number of representatives out of a total of 28 countries, that is, it ranks on average high in number of representatives per capita (13).

Belgium is a constitutional and parliamentary monarchy, and is a federal state with 210 parliamentarians at the federal level, in the table it ranks 7 for the number of representatives per capita (1/54425) just behind Italy (1/62815). But Belgium is made up of 3 federated regions and 3 linguistic communities, each of which with extensive exclusive competences (at the federal level the competences are only residual) including school, health, social assistance for people, residence permits and establishment of foreigners, even negotiations and the signing of international treaties . If the parliamentarians of the federated bodies are added, there is a total of 542 parliamentarians for a population of just over 11 million. And therefore Belgium goes from 7th place for the lowest number of representatives per capita to 23rd place for the lowest number of representatives out of 28 countries (1/20312) or to 6th place for the highest number of representatives!

Spain is a parliamentary monarchy with a sui generis federal structure made up of 17 autonomous communities: with more or less extensive autonomy depending on the communities (Andalusia, Catalonia, Galicia, Navarre and the more autonomous Basque Country). Skills include education, health, culture, language, heritage, social assistance, urbanism, the environment, public transport and agriculture.

With 616 parliamentarians at a central level out of 46 million, it ranks 3rd for the lowest number of representatives (1/75251) but if we add the 1258 parliamentarians of the autonomous communities we arrive at 1874 parliamentarians, placing Spain in 20th place for the lowest number of representatives or in 9 place for the highest number of representatives per capita.

So if you include the parliamentarians of the federated bodies of Germany, Spain and Belgium, Italy with 945 parliamentarians is no longer in sixth but in fourth place for the lowest number of representatives per capita behind only the Netherlands, France and Poland.

And we haven't calculated the number of overseas representatives from both the Netherlands and France, which I'm sure would have some surprises in store for us.

However, with the reform, Italy would go from 1 representative for every 62,815 inhabitants (in sixth place for the lowest number, or fourth if we consider the federal countries) to 1/98933 inhabitants, becoming the country in the EU with the lowest number of inhabitants. per capita.

So we have seen how in the parliamentary report on the number of inhabitants Italy at the moment is in 4th place for the lowest number of representatives if one counts the regional parliamentarians of Spain and Germany, and becomes the first country for the lowest number of representatives with the success of YES.

With the success of the SI, Italy becomes the least represented country of all 28 EU countries

Recall that the regional councilors have already been reduced in 2012 but they are not at all comparable with the federated parliaments of federal countries such as Germany, Spain and Belgium.

Finally, we must vote no to reject the m5s, the apogee of the anti-politics that is implementing the policies dictated by the WHO and the IMF to destroy the nation states to lead us towards total digitization with the excuse of covid, the digital currency in communist capital sauce Chinese style.

To do this, our constitution has always been an obstacle to the plans of the elite: in my opinion, parliaments must be as populous as possible, and the antidemocratic hierarchical and personalistic structure of the parties must be destroyed, whose vices are slavishly copied by the parties that they are born every day and say they are sovereigns: directors who do not appear at general assemblies, hateful personalisms, co-options, political programs not debated in respect and in the search for consensus.

We must vote no, to focus on this, and avoid killing the baby by leaving the bathwater.


Reform number of parliamentarians: falsehoods.

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