Salvini-Letta clash on the Green Pass: “Making life easier for the unvaccinated”. The Pd leader: “Don’t give in on rules”
The clash between Matteo Salvini and Enrico Letta on the green pass continues, on the eve of the entry into force of the compulsory Covid-19 green certification for all workers, which according to trade unions and trade associations could stop some of the most important ports in the country and paralyze the trucking sector.
“The Italians are among the most vaccinated peoples in the world, they are not a people of strange people,” Salvini said today to Radio too on Radio 1, a broadcast which was also attended by the secretary of the Democratic Party. “We need to simplify the life of the millions of Italians who for their reasons have made another choice”, he added, relaunching the proposal of free tampons “because even those who want to do them are not able to do them. Four-five-six-eight million people who go to pharmacies put the system into a tailspin ”.
“It is necessary to use common sense, balance, without juxtaposition of force and to manage public order in a sensible way. Not as it happened last Saturday ”, added the secretary of the League, who returned to attack the Minister of the Interior Lamorgese.
“I think very simply that the current Minister of the Interior is not up to such a delicate situation as this”, said Salvini, after Lamorgese’s speech yesterday in the House in which he replied to a question about the protests last Saturday against the obligation of the green pass, which resulted in the siege of the national headquarters of the CGIL by neo-fascists and no green pass. In particular, Salvini focused on the figure of Giuliano Castellino, the Roman leader of Forza Nuova who during the demonstration in Piazza del Popolo had announced the action against the main Italian trade union and who according to Lamorgese had not been stopped to avoid further violence. According to Salvini, Castellino “was not supposed to be there, he had a daspo. He cannot go to the stadium, he has an electronic bracelet, there had been two requests for arrest… If I had been the Minister of the Interior and had allowed a neo-fascist to lead the assault on the CGIL, I would have been disheartened in a second ”.
At the same broadcast, Enrico Letta defended the green pass hoping that “the country will not be paralyzed”. “Not getting vaccinated is not a real reason to block the country. We all did it, you can’t see why someone who doesn’t want to get vaccinated should block the country, it doesn’t make sense, ”he said.
“It is necessary to continue on the action of convincing and requesting common sense,” Letta told Radio too. “If we give in to a fundamental rule, to which we have all adapted and which is taking us out of the emergency, everything becomes more complicated”. Letta also defended Lamorgese from Salvini’s attacks and also Meloni, who yesterday called her “an absolutely inadequate minister”.
According to Letta, these attacks “are above all a way to cover up the assumption of responsibility. Meloni has spent days in which she explained that it was not known who was the “matrix” of the assault on the CGIL. “Not wanting to take responsibility for this element here I think it was a serious matter,” he continued. “I don’t see how all this has to do with Salvini’s request for national pacification after seeing Meloni”.