More myths from the anti-Salvini crowd.
This time from lightweight Luigi Di Maio, leader of Five-Star, who seems to be shrinking faster than Emmanuel Macron (if this is actually possible).
Remember this claim because one will hear it often from the EU media and others who fear this alliance; but also pay attention to what Salvini actually says and believes, as opposed to the rhetoric of Di Maio or the PM of Italy (Conti).
“The goal is not to redistribute those who enter Europe clandestinely,” Matteo Salvini said. “We have a platform to protect our borders and national identities.”
– Luigi Di Maio, the Five Star leader, wrote an open letter to Corriere della Sera, Italy’s leading newspaper, arguing that ahead of the European elections in May he found it “paradoxical” that Mr. Salvini was seeking a formal alliance “with those countries who refuse to accept the redistribution of migrants who arrive in Italy.”
He added, “It would be nonsense to complain to the European Union that they don’t accept the quotas and then hold close to parties from the same countries (I’m thinking of Orban) that are the cause of our emergency. Countries that snub us, violate the laws and lack respect for Italy and the Italians.”
This statement could only come from a complete Ignoramus like Di Maio, who is obviously in over his head and not very deep.
It was not Viktor Orban or the leaders of Visegrad who were the cause of Italy’s emergency, but weak prior governments (Matteo Renzi) that lacked respect not only for Italians, but all Europeans by surrendering the external border and then “waving-through” aggressive male migrants from alien cultures to others.
* If Di Maio sounds desperate that’s because he is. Since the election, the League and Salvini have doubled their support, while Five-Star’s popularity has been cut in half. Di Maio is weak and few would feel inspired to follow this charlatan.
The bond between Salvini and Orban is strong and they have nothing but the highest respect for each other…and both have the same ultimate goal.
“The goal is not to redistribute those who enter Europe clandestinely,” Salvini said. “We have a platform to protect our borders and national identities.”
Yes, Salvini has rightly complained before about the blatant hypocrisy of ‘pro-migration’ states who urge Italy to open its ports to migrants but are less than generous when it comes to taking migrants from Italy. This, of course, is aimed primarily at France, Germany and the Benelux states.
Salvini, unlike Conti or Di Maio, has never suggested that Hungary or Visegrad take in unwanted migrants from Italy, precisely because he knows that Orban and Visegrad wanted the borders shut from the start, and will be his closest allies in the upcoming battles to keep Italy’s border sealed.
Salvini, like Orban, knows the solution is not endless “relocation quotas”, but denying entry at the source and “relocating” the illegals back to where they came from…outside of Europe.
Don’t think for a minute, especially from a Five-Star ‘bus boy’, that Salvini, Orban, the PiS and others are not on the same page regarding migration and the other “core issues” that unite them. One can easily see the mutual respect and admiration they have for each other.
But, they say, Orban was missing from Salvini’s meeting. Indeed, he was. And? Whether formally in the same EU Party or not, who doubts that Orban is not already with Salvini and the PiS in the battle for Europe.
Viktor Orban always answers the bell. Onwards! 🔔🥊