Yesterday Matteo Salvini, leader of the Italian eurosceptic party Lega, was in Strasburg and gave his last speech as a member of the European Parliament on topics like the still unresolved Italian elections and the EU. Salvini stated: “The Euro was, and still is an unsuitable currency, but at the moment there is no possibility for a solitary exit from the common currency for a country like Italy. Our experts are working on a plan B in case Bruxelles decides not to cooperate with us”.
Salvini then talked about the possibility of a referendum and said:”The Italian constitution impedes the Italian population from voting on international treaties, sadly. The modification of the constitution will be part of the program of the next 5 years. This is not something that can be solved by tomorrow morning.
Salvini then talked about the still unresolved Italian elections and talked about the possibility of leading the country in the next 5 years and denied the possibility of any kind of alliance with certain groups which have been completely rejected by the Italian voters in the last elections (like the progressive party PD).
Some people in the crowd started to applaud Salvini, such an innocent action that still annoyed certain people in the room. Some journalist started protesting about the people clapping, calling them rude and “unprofessional”, Salvini responded to the journalist by saying:”If someone is annoyed by people clapping, they are free to leave. Italians have spoken, if some journalist is annoyed by the results of the elections they can leave now” he then continued:”I can see how the left is currently full of hysterical people. And if there is anyone hysterical in the left, that always makes me feel good”.