Author: Mae Milne

To grapple with the perennial question of the future is an onerous task on a good day. In a world plagued by climate change, enduring coloniality, racism, a regression of women’s rights and the rise of nationalism, this query only becomes all the more daunting. Try making the discourse comedic, and you are venturing into shaky territory.

Italy’s recent election has seen a huge turn to the far-right, with Giorgia Meloni likely to become the first female Prime Minister. Students are fighting back, but the influence of a large ageing population vote remains strong.