Italy’s Salvini WARNS EU “change the rules or we’ll do the same as the British”

The former Deputy Prime Minister of Italy Matteo Salvini has warned European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Italy could be the next country to quit the EU unless the bloc is willing to reform. Mr Salvini also said that if he was forced to choose between the EU and his home nation, Italy would always come first.

Speaking live on his Facebook page on Saturday in a clear reference to Brexit, Mr Salvini said: “Either we change the rules of this Europe or we will do the same as the British.

“Either we change the rules of this Europe from inside or, as a fisherman from Bagnara Calabra told me, we do the same as the British.

“Either the rules change or it is useless to stay in a cage where they prevent you from being a fisherman, a doctor, a researcher.”

Mr Salvini later said: “We work towards the Conte-exit, this is the emergency that our country lives.

“Do I want to leave Europe? No. I am working to make Italy better inside Europe.

“But if I had to choose with a gun pointed at my forehead who would I save, the European Union or Italy and the Italians?

“Italy and the Italians would be my answer without a doubt.”

Matteo Salvini

On the following day, the Italian politician had warm words for the British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, he said: “We have been working for years to change the rules of Europe from the inside.

“Those rules damage the Italian economy. I am tired of seeing Italian companies die.

“Brexit is the sign that democracy in Britain is being respected, which does not happen in Italy.

“Then the facts will tell us if it goes well or wrong.

“Boris Johnson is not silly and I think it will not go wrong”.

The likes of the BBC and other mainstream media organisations have long claimed are referred to Mr Salvini as “far-right”, Mr Salvini knocked back this suggestion saying: “We are not the radical right.

“We don’t have ambitions to be presented as the radical right in Italy.

“One in three Italians vote for the League, so it is clear that the party needs to talk to everybody, not just the radical right.”

This content was sourced from Unity News Network.


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