Politics in the times of the grand farce

Tirana Times
By Tirana Times December 22, 2017 09:12

Politics in the times of the grand farce

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  • The Albanian Parliament is rarely disappointing when it comes to providing a circus show. Low IQ jokes and bullying, banter, verbal abuse, physical attempts of abuse are prevalent and always irritating. However the Monday performance was special: the lowest street gang level curses, physical confrontation between MPs and guards, MPs and other MPs, shoes and gas canisters thrown to the ministers and to the lady chosen as a GP, colleagues stealing their voting cards from each other, the list goes on. And let’s not forget the charity T-shirts (reading ‘I am a sunflower’ !) hang up on the chair backs that provided a wonderfully dark humor background to the whole thing. Apparently the day had been picked to promote an initiative to raise funds for assisting ill children. Every trick in the book.

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