The League faithful ally of Draghi, ready to defend the premier from “Conte the saboteur”. Matteo Salvini says this in an interview released to AGI by Papeete Beach. Il Carroccio, Salvini explains, “will defend the tax reform and the public administration tooth and nail”.
“Conte is clear that he does his job as a saber – says the leader of the League – I don’t understand Letta who acts as a stake for him. They insult us every day. But I don’t move an inch, I go all the way. Yesterday Conte rambled on the League that obstructs the Mafia trials: it is the exact opposite. But Draghi knows perfectly well who he can trust and who he can’t. Draghi knows who works for him and for Italy and who works for the party and personal interests ”.
On the duration of the government, Salvini explains: “Draghi will decide if he wants to be President of the Republic. Surely the 5 stars will do whatever it takes to not vote. We are working on the pension reform, on the Equitalia reform, on the return to school. At the end of the year, the quota of 100 expires, which currently costs zero. I’m not fond of flags, as long as you don’t increase your retirement age. With Draghi I talked about pension reform, Equitalia files and immigration: we asked for a three-way table with Lamorgese who is proving to be a ghost minister ”.
Then the attack on the allies: “We saw it yesterday: the Council of Ministers lasted eight hours, with the Five Stars threatening to resign every quarter of an hour. We build, the others dismantle ”. Are the Five Stars or the Democratic Party more dangerous? “Both of them – attacks Salvini – Letta does not have control of the party and therefore is a weather vane. And the Five Stars have more tribes than Libya. We try to keep everything together ”.
“The day we go to vote we will be ready – continues Salvini – Right now Draghi is a parachute for Italy: it is good that he is here. Where is Draghi going, we are there “.
On the presence of several Northern League parliamentarians at the demonstration against the Green Pass, Salvini states: “I am for freedom, it is a surreal debate. Normal people do not have these problems, they want balance, it is not ‘no vax’ nor ‘we vaccinate anyone who breathes’. This means being common sense. We vaccinate all those who serve without going into the merits of obligations and children. Everyone is free to participate in the events he wants: if members of the League go to the events of Napoli fans or teachers, they are free to do so “.
“Regarding vaccines, I said that science says that from 60 and up they have to be done because they save life. For all the others, Italians must be able to choose, they are choosing. I got vaccinated but I don’t compromise on children. I got Moderna’s vaccine ”. On the Green Pass, Salvini declares: “The Green Pass as it is obviously does not work. For example, the obligation in hotel restaurants must be removed. How does a family vacation with teenagers over 12? Mica can swab every night to go to dinner at the hotel … Then I am opposed to the Green Pass on long-distance trains. Even the fact that I read on newspaper websites that some regions will turn yellow in 15 days is doing worse damage than hail. I don’t want to think that Speranza is giving the papers to the newspapers, because thousands of cancellations are raining all over Italy ”.
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