Ullamh 5pts Spot on! The topic to watch, however, is not so much the state of Italy's banks - dire - but capital movements. Like the Greeks, the Italian voters who decided to maintain 300 senators in the style to which Italian politicians are accustomed, will discover that those in a position to do so have covered themselves against the possibility of Italy actually leaving the euro. Only the ordinary punter will be left holding a new - devalued - lira. The result will also be as in Greece i.e. the new majority will be against everything OTHER than quitting the euro. The markets know this. Politics otherwise will remain as they have been i.e. uniquely Italian.