MATTEO Salvini, Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister, certainly doesn’t hold back. He has been fearless in standing up to the Eurocracy and defence of Italian national interests.
As the row between Italy and the EU over the migrants aboard the Dicolitti and a more general failure by the EU to take on responsibility for the migrant crisis simmers on, he branded the EU “unprecedented filth” which “doesn’t deserve” Italian money.
The row is reaching fever pitch with Italy threatening to withhold payments to the EU with the EU, in turn, threatening to penalise Italy.
In the face of aggression led by Emmanuel Macron and the mainstream media, Salvini is reaching out to form an anti-migration alliance with Hungry and its populist Prime Minister Viktor Obran.
Macron, seemingly oblivious to plummeting domestic popularity, said he is happy to be seen as the main opponent of the Salvini-Obran alliance. He said: I yield nothing to nationalists who advocate hate speech.
Both Salvini and Obran have pledged to “work together” in the lead-up to the 2019 European Elections, which Britain will not participate in due to Brexit, which now look as though they will be decisive in deciding the fate of the crumbling EU as federalists face an increasingly powerful bloc of popular governments committed to the defence of national sovereignty.