Italian Prime Minister for ‘mass cleansing’

Other | Monday 25th June 2018 | Toms

‘We need a mass cleansing, street by street, piazza by piazza, neighbourhood by neighbourhood’ says the Italian Deputy Prime Minister, Matteo Salvini, in regards to the migrant communities around the country.

These comments came from an interview last year, which has recently resurfaced, in the face of local elections. His party, The League, appears to be the most popular party in Italy at the moment, with the support of 28% of the population.

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He recently commented about how it is unfortunate that Roma people of Italian nationality will be allowed to stay, while others get expelled. This, coupled with his admiration of Donald Trump’s immigration policies, shows a worrysome trend for Italian politics.

It is important to follow and understand the state of politics in Italy, due to it being at the forefront of immigration ‘crisis’, from North Africa and Middle East.

How Italy handles the situation, will set an example for left and right wing political parties all over the European Union.