Green light to the fiscal delegation, but without the Lega. After the absence of the Northern League in the Council of Ministers – and even before that with the abandonment of the control room on the tax authorities -, skyrocketing tension in the government led by Mario Draghi, with Matteo Salvini asking for “clarity” from the executive on a law that “did not contain the provisions of the agreement” and reassurances on taxes which, he says, “is not the time to increase”. A heavy absence, which for the premier will have to be explained but which, he assures, “not necessarily” poses a serious problem for government action. However, to understand “what its implications are we will have to wait for what the League says about it”. But meanwhile, the premier goes straight. A move, that of the League, which is not unprecedented. Already last April, during the clash on the measures on the subject of covid, the Carroccio had failed to vote in the decree on reopening and curfew. Now the second round on the tax authorities.
DRAGHI: “NO LEAGUE? SALVINI WILL EXPLAIN IT”
“The exchanges that took place in the control room in various conversations had given enough information to evaluate the content of the delegated law”, premier Draghi said yesterday in the press conference on the law approved on the CDM. “As for the non-presence of the League ministers at the Council of Ministers, Mr Salvini will explain it to us today or tomorrow”, said the Prime Minister, continuing: “The exchanges that took place in the past days in the control room, in various conversations , they had given enough information to evaluate the content of the enabling law which is very general. No commitments are made that become difficult to keep or promises are made: it is a box inspired by certain principles, I believe widely shared by the League “.
But does the absence of the League pose a problem for the executive’s action? “Not necessarily – Draghi replies -. This is a completely different majority, a different political situation. There are differences of views, the government action has not been interrupted, it has continued. I believe there will be many other opportunities for exchange. both in Parliament on the same law and on individual delegated decrees. Certainly this is a serious gesture, but “to understand” what its implications are we will have to wait for what the League says about it “.
SALVINI: “GOVERNMENT CRISIS? EXECUTIVE MUST CLEAR”
“We did not sign the tax delegation law, because it did not contain the provisions of the agreement”, retorts Salvini, who convenes a press conference in the House. And “the tear – he underlines after a question about a possible government crisis – we did not do”.
“The government had the confidence not to raise taxes, here, however, there is a hypothesis of a tax increase, there is not a government crisis, but a government that must clarify that it is not the time to increase taxes. taxes “, underlines the Northern League leader, continuing:” No tearing, simply clarity, now increasing a tax to Italians by one euro is not good, if Pd ministers think of increasing taxes they say so, maybe they convince me … “.
“The proxy law will pass in commission with a non-binding opinion, so you have a blank mandate,” says Salvini. “The consensus of the League is not there, if you give me a document half an hour before the CDM”, he makes it clear.
“There is a problem of method – he says – ministers of the League cannot have such an important document at 1.30 pm to discuss it at 2.00 pm, we are not talking about the horoscope, we are talking about the delegated law on tax reform, of Imu, Iva, Irpef, land registry, flat tax “. “It is not possible – he reiterates – to have half an hour to analyze the future of the Italians”.
“I trust Draghi – he specifies – but if in a year there is someone who also taxes the air, it is not good to give a blank proxy now”. “This is where the work, the house and the savings of the Italians are involved”, warns Salvini.
In the text, he then complains, “there is an undefined VAT reshaping, who pays more, who pays less, who pays up, who pays down”. “There is – he adds – not even anything on the scrapping of tax bills, on the installment of balances and advances”. “And the increase of the mini flat tax is assumed”.
“Draghi had pledged to cut taxes, it was the first thing I asked him when I sat down in front of him, so I’m afraid it’s not” Salvini says, not hiding his regret for the CDM’s ok to the fiscal delegation. with the absence of the League. “We trusted Draghi not to raise taxes, if someone changes his mind, explain it to the Italians,” he says. “There is a hypothesis of a tax increase that the League does not endorse”, Salvini cuts short.