Skip to comments.Italy Latest: Italian Leaders Respond To French President's "Leprosy" Comments
Posted on 06/23/2018 9:55:35 AM PDT by Nextrush
"We may be leper populists, but I take the lessons from those who open their own ports. Welcome thousands of migrants and then we can talk"
Italian Deputy Prime Minister-Interior Minister-League Party leader Matteo Salvini
"One day he said he doesn't want to offend Italy, the next he talks about leprosy"
Italian Deputy Prime Minister-Labor Minister-Five Star Movement leader Luigi DiMaio
Speaking in France Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron spoke of a "leprosy" of anti-EU feelings spreading in "neighboring countries", an apparent jibe at the new government in Italy.
Italy is taking active measures to stop migrant boats including plans to seize boats to determine their status.
The new Five Star Movement-League coalition government intends 100-thousand early deportations of migrants with additional deportations up to 500-thousand eventually.
League leader Deputy Prime Minister-Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said Friday that Mr. Macron is:
"a polite young man who drinks too much champagne"
Salvini also said that Macron should:
"give us the number of his port authority, and the next ten migrant boats can go to Marseilles"
Five Star leader Luigi Di Maio noted:
"The real leprosy is the European hypocrisy of some States who push back migrants at (the French-Italian border at) Vetimiglia and then moralize about how to manage them."
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give us the number of his port authority, and the next ten migrant boats can go to Marseilles”
How does one say mic drop in Italian?
Now THAT’s some of that old Europe swagger!
500,000 deportations from Italy. That’s a good start.
italy doesn’t want to end up like france, a country nearly taken over by Muslims.
The french just love to surrender don’t they?
Macron is screwed because Merkel is screwed:
“...Monday, German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer gave Ms Merkel two weeks to find a solution to end the influx of asylum seekers entering German soil, otherwise, he would order border police to turn the migrants around.
The German Chancellor has been seeking more time to iron out an EU-wide solution to Europe’s migration crisis and make deals with Italy and Greece, which are the main recipients of cross-Mediterranean migrants, to take back some asylum seekers who made their way into Germany.”
And Merkel’s big plan is to get Italy and Greece to take some of Germany’s migrants. Otherwise the SPD coalition partner will call for elections as early as September...
Macron is about to get squeezed.
Nothing better than a good old-fashioned pissing match...
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