Three little stories that show the state of Italy:
1. A nurse who in the last 9 years has worked a total of 6 days has finally been rumbled by her employers. It amounts to working 1 second a day. Fake difficult pregnancies, back trouble and child benefit payments for 30K – she is now under house arrest.
2. A couple who declared an income to the tax man of 6 euros have 180 million hidden abroad – after selling land in Venice. They owe over 25 million in tax.
3. Dolce and Gabbana have had their appeal for tax evasion thrown out. They owe over 1 billion euros in tax/VAT – and are very angry. Gabbana has tweeted – ‘The state is a thief’ – so what are Dolce and Gabbana at this point?