Italy and Matteo Salvini: Lega to “clear its name”?
Very strange happenings in Italy. Something stinks and we believe we know where it is coming from.
All but one party is aligned with the new ‘unity’ government headed by this God-like Eurocrat (Super EU Mario) who apparently ‘walks on water’.
This is not healthy, but the insiders of Lega (we believe more than Salvini himself) were obviously heavily influenced by the EPP’s Forza (charlatans such as Berlusconi and Tajani) and bent on appeasing the EU establishment.
Salvini’s immediate response was to keep Draghi at arm’s length and push instead for early elections.
But members of his inner circle, including moderate stalwart Giancarlo Giorgetti, who is a friend of Draghi, saw it as a golden opportunity to hit the reboot button.
“The League wants to join Draghi in order to clear its name in Europe, to get rid of its reputation as a eurosceptic party,” a senior League source told Reuters.
To clear its name? Do they mean the party that won the last EU elections in Italy in a landslide or the one on top in the national polls now (although losing support to Meloni’s Fdl)?
Is that how it works, sell your soul so everybody is in lockstep with EU groupthink? This sounds like the Horst Seehofer-CSU poodle strategy in Germany. 🤨
The insiders of Salvini’s Lega are Draghi’s new disciples. They are even receiving praise from far-left Huffington Post…since they are EU certified now.
It’s one thing to play ball, but quite another to elevate the circus to this level, where they are now apparently in support of an EU-wide migration plan crafted by Germany & Ylva from Sweden… a scheme that will enshrine endless relocation and commit EU to mass migration.
What have EU technocrats, Merkel’s EPP and Draghi’s euro done for Italy over the last 20 years? Italy’s economy is in shambles and it is now an EU plebe state, dependent on Brussels. That mass EU vaccination campaign was a success in Italy too. 😳
There is nothing wrong with constructive, minor adjustments, all need to embrace change…but this coronation of Draghi and renouncing of one’s past is over the top.
What is wrong with opposition status, where one is free to criticize the ruling party on certain issues (or praise it) to distinguish itself from the others? Lega did not rise to this national level with a pro-EU platform.
The opposition does play a vital and healthy role in any democracy and keeps the ruling government in check. That’s what it is for and it’s a shame that Lega has chosen to be just another “armchair” in this left-leaning unity government with the same extreme pro-migration interior minister. (Salvini’s Facebook page has suddenly gone quiet on migration from Feb 5th, which is unusual for him).
But let’s put this into perspective: My sense is that Matteo Salvini is a sincere man (maybe I am wrong, but I always liked him and he seems different than a Babis or Kurz) but he is obviously being pressured by some others in Lega anxious to blend in with establishment EPP party. I was shocked by some of the statements from League insiders in the above article….just shocked.
Does one wonder how long Salvini will remain its leader? Something stinks here and we have no doubt Italy’s EPP (Forza), Germany, and some senior Lega officials are working behind the scenes.
Germany’s EPP Party is cancer to national conservatives and designed by Merkel groupies to keep legitimate forces on the right divided and from emerging as a strong force inside the EU.
Salvini should not walk into this trap. These forces will try to blackball Meloni’s party next (the only opposition and surging in the polls), thus accomplishing their goal of derailing a Salvini-Meloni coalition government in the future.
Salvini needs to come home. He even looks uncomfortable trying to play the part.