This is the very best news I have heard for a long time on the illegal immigration issue. At last Italy has come to its senses and it getting serious about its migrant problem. If the EU kicks up a fuss, it will always get the support of the Visegrad 4 + Austria. Also, it seems like Denmark is also getting tougher on the Islamisation of Europe issue with its newly passed burka ban.
Far-right interior minister insists he will keep campaign pledge to deport around 500,000 people
Italians aren’t fascists. They’re angry about immigration
The right-wing coalition might win the election but it’s a far cry from Nazi salutes and Mussolini
A banner reading “Movements against fascism and racism” in Macerata (image: Getty)
Amid relentless propaganda about Italy being in the grip of fascism, Italians go to the polls on Sunday. It will be an attempt to produce their first elected prime minister since 2008, when Silvio Berlusconi won. Since his resignation in 2011, Italy has had four unelected leaders.
Italy’s migrant crisis has dominated these elections, especially after the discovery of the chopped-up remains of an 18-year-old Italian girl in two suitcases by the side of a road in the picturesque hilltop city of Macerata in Le Marche. Three Nigerian migrants are in custody for the murder. And in revenge, a 28-year-old fascist lunatic drove around Macerata opening fire on black people at random, wounding six (none fatally). He then gave himself up to police.
Analysts doubt viability of far-right plan but it highlights nature of pre-election debate
Italy’s far-right Northern League has promised to introduce mass deportations of asylum seekers to Africa as part of a radical reshaping of migration policies if it wins next month’s elections.
The party, led by Matteo Salvini, would also seek to force asylum courts to disregard the circumstances of a migrant’s journey in any deliberation about whether they should be granted asylum.
With Italians going to the polls on 4 March, and in the aftermath of an attack on six African immigrants, rhetoric on the right has increasingly focused on migration and Italy’s role as the point of arrival for hundreds of thousands of migrants crossing the Mediterranean from Africa.